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The history of students' PE dates back a long time, to 1963, with the Department of Physical Education at the Faculty of Economics and Business being established in the 80s. Today, the department counts 6 members, who conceptualize and hold regular PE classes for full-time, as well as part-time students of integrated undergraduate and graduate study programs, undergraduate study programs (both, taught in Croatian and English), and professional undergraduate study programs. Goals of PE classes are improvements in students' anthropological and physiological characteristics, positive influence on the educational component, along with the promotion of sports in general. However, the main task of the department's members, besides motivating students' individual physical exercise is counteracting the process of premature loss of certain properties, abilities and motor functions due to lack of physical activity.
PE is represented in the curriculum as either compulsory or elective courses, held at the faculty's gym and additional locations. Content-wise, students are offered a kinesiological program: fitness, aerobics, dance, rugby, basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, swimming, ice skating, rowing, hiking, cyclic sports outdoors: bicycling, jogging and ski school.
The department cooperates with the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the Croatian Olympic Committee, the Croatian Kennel Club, the Sports Services/ Office at the University and the Croatian Academic Sports Association.
All sports programs at the faculty fall into the responsibility of the department's members. The Faculty of Economics Sports Association, established in 2007 unites the faculty's students', professors' and employees' physical activity. Students compete in over 20 male and female disciplines at the University's sports Championship. The best gain the possibility to perform nationwide at the Croatian University's sports Championships. Professors and employees of the Faculty participate in recreational activities: fitness, soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming.
In addition to classes and competitions, members of the Department of Physical Education participate in seminars, scientific conferences and congresses on educational kinesiology. Further they conduct scientific research and publish papers in scientific journals. Research results are presented at conferences in Croatia and abroad.

PE CLASS
 
A. class structure
 
The class is held at the gym of the Faculty of Economics and Business, the swimming pools SRC Mladost” Utrine, and Svetice, at the badminton center, located in the city's district Velesajam, as well as at the Nature Park Medvednica and at the Bundek park.
Students are free to choose one of the kinesiological programs offered every academic hour: basketball, volleyball, handball, soccer, aerobics, dance, badminton, strenght training, swimming, hiking, roller skating, bicycling, jogging, ice skating, and due to a facultative program, by means of co-financing, ski school and badminton school.


B. Students' responsibilities and conditions for receiving a signature from the PE Council

PE class is MANDATORY for all full-time and part-time students in I., II, and III. semester and is credited with 1 ECTS point.
Regular participation  (see kinesiological course content in class). Students' unexcused absence is allowed as long as it does not exceed 20% of the overall sum of classes (absence for 3 classes).
Further absences need to be to be excused properly at the end of classes, handing in a responding documentation and an explanatory statement, which will both be taken into further consideration.
Upon the end of the semester, and on receipt of the signature for regular class attendance, when all requests have been positively answered, students register at the PE Council and take the final exams.
Bringing one's signed “indeks” (transcript of records) to all exam dates is necessary in order to take the exams!
Classes are also mandatory for all part-time students, as well as those students who chose PE as an elective course (TZK IV), which are credited with 1 ECTS point.
The PE exemption policy does not apply to elective courses. ELECTIVE COURSES ARE OBLIGATORY.
Also, PE is obligatory for students of professional study programs for 5 semsters (no credit points).
Classes are held according to schedule and changes in groups are ruled out.

C. PE exemption for one or both semesters
 
(to be submitted until 15.11.2017 for the winter semester and until 01.04.2018 for the summer semester.
 
C.1. Required documents for a medical exemption:
 
a. medical history issued by a specialized doctor, not older than one year
b. medical attest, issued by the medical center Skolska i sveucilisna medicina (Albaharijeva bb) Dr.Andrea Kružić Lulić (on even days opened in the morning, on uneven days in the afternoon)  tel.: 3835-444. 
 
C.2. Required documentation of active, contending athletes:

a. certification of active training (training on four or more days a week), issued by a club  in Zagreb
b. competition licence, certifying a medical examination not older than 3 years.
c. only disciplines are included that require a medical examination in a sports medicine center and are part of the sports association.
 
Remark: students that are simultaneously active athletes are obliged to answer calls and invitations and compete for the Faculty. If hindered, students are required to turn in a medical attest or a participation certificate, in case the reason for not answering is a competition.
 
C.3. Part-time students can exempt themselves from classes by submitting their original employment contract and the employer's affirmation of the same (start of employment and job type need to be clearly indicated in the contract).
All docments required for PE exemption are to be submitted during the consultation (with any teacher at the department).