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COMPLETED PhD THESES

PhD theses completed in the recent past at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport 

 

AUTHOR NAME

TOPIC

SUPERVISOR

COMPLETED IN

Gąsiorowski, Wojciech

Comparative evaluation of the results of treatments conducted by different models of comprehensive rehabilitation in patients with chronic pain syndrome of the lower spine in the course of disc herniation.

dr had. n. med., prof. nadzw. AWF Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2001

Żabecka-Chowaniec, Renata

The evolution of body posture parameters in the process of posture correction in children and adolescents, registered using the moiré phenomenon technique.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. AWF Kasperczyk,

Tadeusz

2000

Pociecha, Mariusz

The effect of increased physical activity on somatic development and motor efficiency in children from the selected Tarnow schools.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Żarek, Janusz

2003

Michalik, Leszek

Educational and biological effects of the expanded physical education programme in primary schools in Zakopane.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Bukowiec, Marian

2003

Jankowicz-Szymańska, Agnieszka

Experimental studies of the possibility of using pulsed electromagnetic fields in the prevention of artherosclerosis.

prof. zw. dr. hab. n. med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2003

Pabisiak, Anna

Determinants of physical activity in men after myocardial infarction.

dr hab. n. med. prof. nadzw. AWF Smoleński, Olgierd

2003

Półtorak, Witold

Somatic development and motor efficiency in puberty period in the light of socio-economic determinants and a small town/village environment.

prof. dr hab. Gołąb, Stanisław

2003

Stożek, Joanna

The impact of the comprehensive rehabilitation program on selected motor functions and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Prof. dr hab. med. Szczudlik, Andrzej

2003

 

 

Nosiadek, Andrzej

Structure of the coordination abilities in preschool children.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Żak, Stanisław

2003

Stanek, Lucyna

The young people of Krakow secondary schools against alcoholism and drug addiction as modern health threats.

dr hab. prof,. nadzw. Sekuła-Kwaśniewicz, Halina

2003

Płaszewski, Maciej

The impact of the electrostimulation and isometric exercises on the arterial blood flow in simple atrophy

of the quadriceps muscle.

prof zw. dr hab.

n. med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2003

Staroń, Ryszard

Physical education and sport in state schools of general education in Krakow in 1918-1939.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Wasztyl, Ryszard

2003

 

 

Janusz, Marius

 

Stress and coping with selected psychophysical features of adolescents with visual impairment aged 15-18 years.

dr hab. prof nadzw. AWF Zdebski, Janusz

2003

Śleboda, Renata

The effect of an integrated yoga program and educational kinesiology on the motor organ condition in 8-year old children.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Kasperczyk, Tadeusz

2003

Kapik-Gruca, Krystyna

The study of social relations in the classroom as an educational aid.

dr hab. prof nadzw. AWF Srokosz, Wacław

2003

Agtzidis, Andreas

Environmental determinants of physical development of 12-17-year-old Greek boys and girls in the Salonika region.

Prof. dr hab. Gołąb, Stanisław

2003

Węglarz, Józef

 

 

Physical culture in the minds of people undertaking studies in Tarnow high schools.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Zdebski, Janusz

2003

 

Czechowska, Dorota

Evaluation of the effectiveness of electrostimulation of paraspinal muscles in the treatment of idiopathic lateral curvature of the spine.

dr hab. prof. AWF Zarzycki, Daniel

 

 

2004

 

 

Ciszek, Elżbiet

 

Evaluation of the impact of

physical exercise on the improvement of body posture in women with osteoporosis.

prof. dr. hab. med Zarzycki, Daniel

2004

Skalska-Izdebska, Renata

The effect of therapeutic ultrasound on the bone tissue healing process.

prof. dr hab. n. med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2003

Sawicki, Zygmunt

Perception of physical education classes and its determinants in 14-year-old students of German schools.

dr hab. prof nadzw. AWF Zdebski, Janusz

2004

Chojak-Fijałka, Katarzyna

The effects of 6th physical training during hemodialysis treatment in patients with end-stage renal failure.

dr hab. n. med. prof. nadzw. Smoleński, Olgierd

2004

Majerczak, Joanna

The impact of the exortion intensity, myosin heavy chain content and the rate of muscle hortening on the concentration of ammonia in the blood of young, healthy men.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Żołądź, Jerzy A.

2004

 

 

Kilijan, Wojciech

Evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment with McKenzie method on

patients with discogenic low back pain

 

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2003

Bac, Aneta

 

 

The influence of paraffin heat therapy treatments on the degree of bone calcification.

prof. dr hab. n. med. Zarzycki, Daniel

2003

Basiaga-Pasternak, Joanna

Situational determinants of coping with stress based on the example of soccer players.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Zdebski, Janusz

2004

 

 

Kuczek, Piotr

Research on the applicability of the theory of achievement motivation orientation in competitive sports.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Zdebski, Janusz

2003

Pawłowski, Rafał

Preparation of students to participate in physical culture and its organizational determinants.

dr hab. prof nadzw. AWF Krak. Winiarski, Ryszard

2004

Ciućmański, Bogdan

Visual perception and the effectiveness of the game in

sports players.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Krak. Zdebski, Janusz

2004

 

Żychowicz, Paweł

The levels of biological development, type of body build and motor abilities and body posture in children and adolescents with vsual impairment.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF

Chrzanowska, Maria

2004

Więcek, Magdalena

Sexual dimorphism in the physiological-biochemical reactions of the human body to the exercise with maximum and supra-maximal intensity taking into account the influence of the menstrual cycle.

dr hab. prof nadzw

 AWF Krak. Cempla, Jerzy

2004

Woronkowicz, Agnieszka

Implementation of the growth potential in the population of Krakow children and adolescents in the last three decades of the twentieth century.

prof. dr hab. Stanisław Gołąb

2004

Szalewski, Jacek

The role and position of feedback information in teaching motor skills in physical education lessons.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Krak. Zdebski, Janusz

2004

Mirek, Wacław

Study profile, selected socio-cultural modifiers and lifestyle as factors differentiating the level of development of motor skills and basic personal and somatic features in students of Krakow high schools.

prof. dr hab. Mleczko, Edward

2004

Gierczuk, Dariusz

Coordination training as a factor optimizing the wrestlers training at the stage of targeted and specific training.

Prof. dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

 

 

2004

Brudecki, Janusz

Modelling of physical development of boys and girls on the basis of continuous research.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF

Krak.

Żarów, Ryszard

2005

Czyż, Marek

Jan Alfred Szczepański (1902-1991) - theorist and ideologist of alpinism (Life, creative activity).

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Matuszyk, Andrzej

2004

Targosz, Radosław

Mieczysław Orłowicz (1881-1895). The ethos of the tourism p

oneer, activist and sports publicist.

Prof. zw. dr hab. Lipiec, Józef

2003

Trębacz, Patrycja

The impact of magnesium disorders on changes in hand muscle strength in women undergoing rehabilitation after radical mastectomy – longitudinal studies.
Evaluation of the spine functional status and quality of life in women with osteoporosis.

dr hab. n. med., prof. nadzw. Kopański, Zbigniew

2002

Mika, Anna

Evaluation of the spine functional status and quality of life in women with osteoporosis.

 

dr hab. n.

med.

licja Barwik-Schramm

2002

Kszak-Krzyżanowska, Anna

Physical efficiency of landing troops and military communication soldiers taking into account training programs.

dr. hab. Sterkowicz, Stanisław

2002

Pałka, Tomasz

The impact of the 8-week training of men in two different environmental temperatures on the level of the selected physiological body reactions.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Tyka, Aleksander

2004

Woźniacka, Renata

Knemometric assessment of the growth rate of children aged 8-10, depending on the sports discipline trained.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Żarów, Ryszard

2005

Owsianowska, Sabina

Axiological foundations of tourism. Transmission of values in travel guides.

Prof. zw. dr hab. Lipiec, Józef

2005

Wojtanowski, Wiesław

Evaluation of posture disorders and the efficiency of manual therapy in their correction in mentally retarded children.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Kasperczyk, Tadeusz

2005

Mirek, Elżbieta

Evaluation of gait dysfunction and gait practicing effects using PNF method (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Fascilitation) in patients suffering from Parkinson disease, based on the results of three-dimensional motion analysis.       

rof. dr hab. n. med. Szczudlik, Andrzej

2005

Mętel, Sylwia

The impact of the rehabilitation training on the assessment of quality of life of elderly people.

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2004

Suder, Agnieszka

Body composition and fat distribution in young men from the urban population in the aspect of socio-economic status and lifestyle.

dr hab., prof nadzw Chrzanowska, Maria

2005

Kużdżał, Adrian

The degree of mental retardation and body posture and selected morphofunctional features in students aged 11-13 of Krakow special schools.

prof. dr hab., prof. nadzw. Kasperczyk, Tadeusz

2005

Hojda, Stanisław

Changes in physical and motor development of students of the Świętokrzyska Academy in the years 1984-2001.

prof. dr hab. Dutkiewicz, Waldemar

2005

Dutkiewicz, Robert

The effectiveness of corrective and compensatory activities in static body distortions in school-aged children. 

prof. dr hab. n. med. Frańczuk, Bogusław

2005

Zając-Gawlak, Izabela

The course of the involutional processes in males and females depending on the mode of life with particular emphasis on physical activity.

prof. dr hab. Kaczanowski, Krzysztof

2005

Szcz

chowi

z, Jakub

Restitution of hand functions in the process of rehabilitation proceedings in patients after surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. AWF Pieniążek, Marek

2005

Maciejczyk, Marcin

Changes in the level of body fatness in boys during puberty and the dynamics of changes in aerobic and anaerobic capacity, cost of standard efforts and selected exertional reactions.

dr hab. prof nadzw. AWF Cempla, Jerzy

2006

Nadolski, Waldemar

Physical education and sport in the Nowy Sącz Region in the years 1867-1918.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF w Krakowie Wasztyl, Ryszard

2006

Szymura, Jadwiga

Physical efficiency, energy cost of standard efforts and the level of exertional reactions in obese girls in prepuberty.

prof. dr hab. Cempla, Jerzy

2006

Mikołajczyk, Edyta

 

 

 

The impact of the low-power laser radiation on selected physiological properties of peripheral blood – in vitro studies.

prof. dr hab. n med. Spodaryk, Krzysztof

2006

Rokowski, Robert

Main morpho-functional determinants of the effectiveness of sports climbing competitor in the on-sight difficulty climbing competition.

prof. dr hab Żak, Stanisław

2006

Gargula, Leszek

The impact of the 2-year coordination training on the level of technical preparation of soccer players at the specialist stage.

prof. dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

2006

Ziara, Witold

The importance of fear and coordination motor skills in teaching swimming to children at the early school age.

dr hab. Kaiser, Jan

2006

Tokarz, Renata

Conducting classes in sports school in the light of socio-pedagogical studies – practical implications.

prof. dr hab. Srokosz, Wacław

2006

Myśliwska, Katarzyna

Health and wellness in an axiological system of fitness clubs for female clients.

dr hab., prof nadzw. Kwaśniewicz-Sekuła, Halina

2006

Guzy, Grażyna

The effectiveness of McKenzie therapy in patients with intervertebral disc structural distress syndrome in the cervical spine.

Prof. dr hab. n. med. Frańczuk, Bogusław

2006

Bujas, Przemysław

Symmetry and asymmetry of movements in young soccer players.

Prof zw. dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

2006

Pustułka-Piwnik, Urszula

Psychological and environmental determinants of environmental burnout syndrome in physiotherapists.

prof. dr hab. Ryn, Zdzisław

2006

Błaszczyk, Agata

Handling efficiency of a dominant hand in the spastic hemiplegia in children with cerebral palsy.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. AWF Pieniążek, Marek

2006

Błyszczuk, Renata

The effect of the selection and training loads on the level of morphofunctional development, motor efficiency and motor skills in children and adolescents from sports schools in a three-year training cycle.

prof. dr hab. Mleczko, Edward

2006

Posadzki, Paweł

Psychosocial determinants of attitudes towards health.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Zdebski, Janusz

2006

Grandys, Marcin

The impact of the endurance training on the level of maximum isometric strength of the knee extensor muscles, taking into account the hormonal profile of the athletes.

prof. dr hab Żołądź, Jerzy Andrzej

 

 

 

2007

Kulis, Aleksandra

The influence of factors regulating the calcium-phosphate on the progression of scoliosis in the

therapy process.

prof. dr hab. n. med. Jaśkiewicz, Jerzy

2006

Trytek, Alina

The level of physical efficiency and selected exertional reactions in girls and boys aged 11-12 with the above-average degree of fatness in relation to their developmental age.

prof. dr hab. Cempla, Jerzy

2007

Lipka-Nowak, Dorota

Motivations, emotional states, ways of coping and their determinants in acrobatic rock’n’roll dancers.

dr hab, prof. nadzw. Zdebski, Janusz

2007

Zagata-Łuc, Ewa

Recruitment and selection in winter sports in the light of multi-dimensional studies.

dr hab. prof nadzw. Krasicki, Szymon

2007

Sterkowicz-Przybycień, Katarzyna

Differentiation of somatic build of top athletes practicing combat sports.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Żarów, Ryszard

2007

 

alabura, Bar

ara

The effectiveness of comprehensive rehabilitation therapy programs in men after myocardial infarction, treated invasively by means of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

dr hab, prof. nadzw Tyka, Aleksander

2007

Bahr, Andrzej

Evaluation of physiological adaptive changes of human body.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Tyka, Aleksander

2007

Kamińska, Jadwiga

The model of holiday relaxation in the Kielce Region students and its determinants.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Zdebski, janusz

 

 

2007

Jacko, Małgorzata

The Catholic Association of Sports in the Republic of Poland in the years 1992-2004.

Prof. dr hab. Ponczek, Mirosław

2007

Forczek, Wanda

Asymmetry in the cyclical locomotion movements taking into account the work of dominant limb in groups of students aged 18-25 years.

Prof. zw. dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

2007

Rusin, Magdalena

The attitude and the ethics of physiotherapist.

prof. zw. dr. hab. Lipiec, Józef

 

 

2008

Strzała, Marek

Morpho-functional determinants of sports results in swimming in athletes aged 14-17, taking into account the technical advancement and physical loads.

dr.

hab. prof. na

zw.

2008

Kurzeja, Piotr

The effect of rehabilitation treatment on the lung ventilation indicators in girls with lateral idiopathic scoliosis.

dr hab. n. med, prof. nadzw. Szmigiel, Czesław

2008

Klocek, Ewa

The effect of physical training o

 the physical

efficiency and body components in women.

prof. dr hab. Cempla, Jerzy

2008

Dudek, Dorota

Somatic and motor determinants of success in sports gymnastics.

prof. zw. dr hab. Żak, Stanisław

2008

Sikora, Jacek

Changes in the levels of morphological features a

motor efficiency in police officers after a year serving in field units.

prof. zw. dr hab. Sterkowicz, Stanisław

2008

Omorczyk, Jarosław

The relationship between motor skills and gymnastic abilities in male and female students (the example of AWF Krakow)

Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

2008

Sobczyk, Grzegorz

Changes in physical efficiency, energy cost of running and motor skills in relation to training loads in boys and girls aged 10-13.

prof.dr hab. Cempla, Jerzy

2008

Zieliński, Piotr

Differences in the physiological-biochemical reactions of the body in young men and women on the efforts of submaximal intensity, taking into account the impact of the menstrual cycle.

prof. dr hab. Cemla, Jerzy

2008

Głąb, Grzegorz

The impact of the standardized physical training on the insulin resistance of tissues.

prof. dr hab.

2008

Ogrodzka, Katarzyna

Changes in gait parameters in the group of patients with the knee osteoarthritis before and after joint arthroplasty based on a three-dimensional motion analysis.

prof. dr hab. med Niedźwiedzki, Tadeusz

2008

Curyło, Marta

Biological, socio-economic and behavioural factors differentiating the body mass index and fatness level in the adolescent population from a small town environment.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Chrzanowska

, Maria

2008

 

 

 

Łukjan, Małgorzata

Athletes of two generations of sports acrobatics and their typical sports values.

prof. dr hab. Sekuła-Kwaśniewicz, Halina

2008

Strelkovska, Vanda

Development of coordination motor skills in children aged 12-14 years with mild and moderate mental retardation compared to their healthy peers.

prof. dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic

2008

Męka, Krzysztof

The concept of travel in the light of journalistic work of H. Sienkiewicz, M. Wańkowicz and R. Kapusciński.

prof. zw. d

 hab

ipiec, Józef

2008

Kościuk, Tomasz

Recruitment and morphological selection processes for PE studies based on the candidates and students of the University School of Physical Education in Krakow.

dr hab., prof nadzw. AWF Ch

zanowska, Maria

2008

Walczak, Małgorzata

Psychosocial factors of alpine skiing.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Zdebski, Janusz

2009

Frączek, Krzysztof

The effect of special coordination exercises on the progress in mastering the basic volleyball skills.

prof.

dr hab. Lah, Vladimir Iosi

ovic

2009

Ochałek, Katarzyna

Comparison of Complex Physical Therapy with its selected elements in women with lymph edema after unilateral mastectomy.

dr hab. med. prof. nadzw. Smoleński, Olgierd

2009

Sokół, Barbara

The effect of outpatient rehabilitation on the changes in exercise tolerance in patients after myocardial infarction and after selected coronary revascularisation treatments.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF

2009

Miązek, Urszula

Level of fatness and fat distribution in the light of socio-economic status and lifestyle of university students.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. AWF Chrzanowska, Maria

2009

Winiarczyk, Tomasz

Environmental conditions and training facilities of health-related physical fitness development. (Health-Related Fitness)

prof. zw. dr hab. Mleczko, Edward

2009

Lipecki, Krzysztof

The impact of the symmetrisation of training movements of young soccer players on the level of technical skills.

Lah, Vladimir Iosifovic prof. dr hab.

2009

Włoch, Tomasz

Evaluation of basic functional mobility skills of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using a modified “Get-up and Go” test.

Smoleński, Olgierd dr hab. med. prof nadzw.

2009

Ochwat, Paweł

Different discipline teachers interactions and areas of interaction.

Zdebski, Janusz dr hab. prof nadzw.

2009

Lic, Łukasz

Biological and social determinants of lifestyle, health and physical attractiveness self-assessment in girls and young women.

Chrzanowska, Mar

a dr hab. prof zw.

2010

Gmyrek-Gołąb, Katarzyna

The role of the Carpathian statutory health resorts in the psychosomatic rehabilitation.

prof. dr hab. Witkowski, Zbigniew

2009

Ręgwelski, Tomasz

Polish climbing periodicals in the years 1907-2003.

dr hab.

prof. nadzw. Matuszyk, And

zej

2009

 

 

Mazur-Rylska, Anna

The impact of the equestrian training on the changes in the balance and body posture of young healthy and slightly mentally retarded people aged 15-17.

dr hab., prof. nadzw. Ambroży, Tadeusz

2010

Milert Agata

Evaluation o

 body posture and physical fitness and activity of students of health-promoting schools.

prof. dr hab. Kasperczyk, Tadeusz

2009

Bejm, Cezary

The dynamics of changes in aerobic and anaerobic capacity in relation to the training loads in 7-12-year-old boys playing soccer.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Klimek, Andrzej

2010

Cisoń, Tomasz

The influence of the exercise-induced dehydration and various strategies of body hydration during physical work and after exertion on the maximum power value and selected physiological-biochemical blood indices.

prof. dr hab. Tyka, Aleksande

 

2010

Majer, Magdalena

Theoretic-methodological and organizational basis of physical education in general schools in Germany, Poland and Russia.

prof. dr hab Lah, Vladimir Josifovic

2010

Swędzioł, Wojciech

Indoor and outdoor rock climbing with visually

mpaired. Motives encouraging risk taking, initiation and education.

dr hab. prof. nadzw. Matuszyk, Andrzej

2010

NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESEARCHERS

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

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 OUR OWN RESEARCH PROJECTS
 
2007
-       Evaluation of basic functional mobility skills of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using the modified test “Get-up and Go.”
-       Selected determinants of feelings of breathlessness in patients with bronchial asthma.
-       The impact of physical exercise in water at 4oC on rheological properties of blood and erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition - studies on animal models.
-       The impact of hydration strategy during prolonged exercise in a hot and humid environment on evolution of physiological indicators of males.
-       Teachers of different specialties discipline interactions applied in each areas of interaction on the background of the selected teacher’s personality traits.
-       Study of the healing process of damaged cerebral cortex after stromal cell implantation.
-       Catholic Sports Association of the Republic of Poland 1992-2004.
-       Concentration of selected amino acids in the blood of young healthy men in response to exercise with gradually increasing load, before and after 5-week endurance training.
-       The mycological characteristics of sports facilities.
-       The impact of intraabdominal pressure on respiratory efficiency of patients eligible for abdominal aortic surgery.
 
2008
-       Kinematic and kinetic characterization of cyclic and acyclic movements in activities of daily living and sports activity on the basis of three-dimensional motion analysis.
-       The impact of the destruction of tourist trails in the Tatra National Park on the condition of spruce.
-       The impact of the visualization on the effectiveness of special mobility education in young soccer players.
-       The consumer behavior in tourism.
-       Knemometric assessment of the long bone growth changes in boys in the acute stage of the Perthes disease.
-       The impact of physical exercise and sleep deprivation on the concentration of prostacyclin (PGI2), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), interleukin-15 and retinol (RBP4) binding protein-4 in the blood plasma of young healthy men.
-       Study of peripheral blood variability in adolescents with Down syndrome.
-       The impact of selected somatic and functional abilities and different training stimuli on the development of kinematic parameters of male and female swimmers.
-       Rehabilitation of elderly people.
-       The impact of cryotherapy on the human body.
-       Selected issues of noise formation during physical education classes in gyms.
 
2009
-       Determinants of changes in body composition of children and adolescents from Krakow observed in the last two decades.
-       History of tourism in Galicia in the years 1867-1918.
-       Concentration of ghrelin, leptin and growth hormone (GH) in prepubertal girls and distribution of adipose tissue in the aspect of varied physical activity (longitudinal studies).
-       In vitro studies on the influence of resorbable polymer substrate PGLA, PLTMC, PGLCap, PGCap, on morphology and activity of osteoblasts MG63, fibroblasts L929 and macrophages RAW 264.7.
-       Variability and genetic and environmental determinants of selected coordination motor skills – longitudinal family studies.
-       The influence of physical exercise on MMP-2 and MMP-9 metalloprotease activity in skeletal muscle of rats.
-       The impact of classical massage on indicators values of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
-       The influence of physical exercise used in the rehabilitation programme after myocardial infarction on rheological properties of blood, concentration of fatty acids in erythrocytes and serum.
-       The analysis of Krakow High School students’ preferences towards tourism products performing the function of physical culture.
-       Podoscopic assessment of foot deformity in preschool and early school-aged children.
-       The impact of the 5-week endurance training on mitochondrial biogenesis and the relationship between expression of transcription factor PGC-1a and uncoupling protein expression UCP3 in quadriceps of healthy young men.
-       Concentration of fungal spores in closed spaces and their impact on human health.
-       Dynamics of changes in capacity, energy cost and haematological parameters amongst athletes of different sport levels in relation to training loads.
-       Polish tourism periodicals. Historical and bibliographical overview.
-       The impact of physical exercise on the prostacyclin release, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and selected cytokines in the blood of athletes specializing in endurance races.
-       The influence of physical exercise on the selected haematological and rheological blood parameters and the behaviour of glucose and secretion of counterregulatory hormones in relation to insulin.
-        Surgical treatment and rehabilitation of patients with varicose veins of the lower extremities.
-       The impact of tourism infrastructure on the quality of water in the Tatra Mountains National Park.;
-        The impact of the body structure on physical activity cost value.
-       The impact of physiological stress in the form of food and sleep deprivation on steroid hormones concentration and anabolic-catabolic profile in healthy young men.
-       The impact of visual and verbal information transfer on learning outcomes of students in the area of swimming competence.
-       Władysław Krygowski (1906-1998). Life, work and activities in the field of tourism.
-       The effects of electrical stimulation on the expression of mRNA for interleukin-6, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and factors activating mitochondrial biogenesis in isolated skeletal muscles.
-       School determinants of young people’s physical activity in their leisure time compared to the impact of family environment.
-       The impact of a varied diet during the preparatory period on development of indicators of aerobic and anaerobic efficiency and acid-alkaline balance parameters in athletes.
-       Validation of the Polish version of the Neck Disability Index Questionnaire in patients with the pain syndrome of the cervical spine.
-       The presence and level of spinal pain discomfort and physical activity in children and adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis as compared to their peers.
 
2010
-       The conditions of morpho-functional results of the 1916-1921 summer sports athletes in swimming breaststroke, taking into account technological advancement and physical burden.
-       The comparative analysis of changes in the muscle activity due to fatigue, assessed by means of surface electromyography (sEMG) and mechanomyography (MMG);
-       Effect of physical exercise in low temperature water on the physiological and rheological properties of blood in winter swimmers.
-       Evaluation of the effectiveness of gait rehabilitation in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease.
-       Physiological cost of marching effort.
-       Evaluation of vasodilating functions of the endothelium during treadmill training in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
-       Effect of body structure on the level of exercise-induced oxidative stress.
-       The assessment of muscle strength and exertion load during sport climbing in relation to the maximum possible stress and sport training level.
-       Changes in selected physiological and biomechanical parameters and bioelectric potentials (sEMG) of human skeletal muscles.
-       Evaluation of impact of the KinesioTaping application after knee and ankle ligamentous injuries on the postural stability improvement.
-        Training conditions and sport result in 50km walk on different levels of sport mastery. The present state and prospect of the optimization of sport training model in classical race walking competitions in the light of the Analytical Hierarchy Process.
-        Recruitment and selection of children and young people to professional hockey training in Nowy Targ and a proposal of its optimization with the use of the Analytical Hierarchy Process.
-       The level of physical fitness and physical activity in young people from Krakow.
-       The phenomenon of asymmetric forms in representatives of selected sports disciplines.
-       The impact of the movement speed on the level and phase of the bioelectrical activity of biarticular muscles and changes of the angles in the lower limbs joints in patients.
-       The nutritional value of the selected foods for athletes.
-       The influence of the pregnancy period on gait kinematic parameters in women.
-       Evaluation of the effectiveness of gait rehabilitation in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease.
 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS BASED ON MINISTERIAL GRANTS

 

2010
-       Study on the impact of physical training on the peripheral blood parameters in patients with chromosome 21 trisomy.
-       The effect of the physiotherapy on selected peripheral blood parameters and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis.
-       Effect of visual, hearing and proprioceptive external disturbance on the level of dynamic balance in adults.
-       Illegal dispersion – determinants and consequences: the Pieniny National Park example.
 
2009
-       Secular trends in body build and acceleration of maturation in children aged 7-15 from the urban population in light of the psychosocial determinants.
-       Time-space indicators analysis in relation to different training loads and somato-functional suitabilities of male and female swimmers aged 11-18.
-       Effect of creatine malate supplementation on aerobic and anaerobic efficiency in male short- and long-distance runners.
-       The role of physical culture in the creation of tourism product.
-       Model assessment of gait and changes in its parameters before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
-       The effectiveness of “The Mulligan Concept” manual therapy in patients with the upper cervical spine pain syndrome in the light of the author’s own research.
-       Grip patterns and morphological parameters of hand in the light of studies using three-dimensional motion analysis system and their implications for the rehabilitation practice.
-       The influence of time of day on the physical performance indicator levels and post-exertional restitution in men.
-       Searching for individual technique schemes in gait sports based on a three-dimensional motion analysis and physiological cost of exercise of varying intensity.
-       The effect of endurance training on the metabolic stability of the human skeletal muscles in relation to the training-induced mitochondrial biogenesis.
-       The effect of music/movement exercises on haematological and rheological blood properties in elderly women.
 
2008
-         Gait variability in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee before and after joint arthroplasty.
-        Practice and educational ideology of the Old-Catholic Mariavite Church (1906-1935).
-        Intermittent claudication: assessment of gait biomechanics and risk of development of exercise-induced systemic inflammatory response.
 
2007
-        Selected factors shaping the course of macro-path of professional burnout in physical education teachers.
-        The impact of a standardized physical training on the disease course in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and associated obesity. 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS RESULTING FROM THE STATUTORY ACTIVITY OF RESEARCH UNITS 

 

2007
-       The study of metabolic, cytokine and hormonal reactions determining human physical performance.
-        Body structure, motor fitness and lifestyle and biomedical characteristics of the men population of Krakow.
-        Morphological determinants of human motor skills. Stage I: Somatic determinants of motor performance of trained and untrained individuals in different periods of ontogenesis.
-        The impact of idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents on gait biomechanics disorders.
-        Evaluation of the impact of intensive physiotherapy on the efficacy of treatment in patients after the reconstruction of a ruptured Achilles tendon with carbon material.
-        Assessment of fungal contamination of the air in new gyms taking into account pathogenicity to humans BSL classification.
-        Modern concepts and models of tourism policy.
 
2008
-       The impact of the practiced sport discipline technique on the change of the gait locomotor pattern.
-       The problem of tourism development in the mountain national parks.
-       Study of metabolic reactions: Cardio-respiratory, hormonal, cytokinal and musculoskeletal fatigue in the physical effort of different intensity with a particular emphasis on the impact of exercise on muscle metabolic stability and re-synthesis of phosphocreatine.
-       The human body adaptive capability after physical exercise with a particular emphasis on the physiological and rheological properties of erythrocytes.
-       Occurrence of pathogenic and allergenic fungi in the air at the stadium depending on weather conditions.

 

RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ADMINISTRATION

The Department for Academic Research and International Relations plays a strategic role at the University School of Physical Education in Krakow in assisting and enhancing international projects and outreach, supporting faculty members in all their  international activities, ranging from fundamental research collaboration, capacity building projects and faculty travel grants to the provision of information and guidance in European Research Programmes such as The European Union framework programmes for Research (FP 7) and Marie Curie Actions.
 

The main responsibilities of the Department for Academic Research and International Relations  include:

• provision of secretarial and administrative support to the Vice-Rector for Academic Research
• administrative support for postgraduate programmes, academic staff development and research
•  administration of international, bilateral agreements
•  administration of membership and engagement in international networks, organisations and centres abroad
•  provision of services related to the submission of proposals to national and international programmes, etc.
•  guidance and dissemination among academic community of broad offers regarding international conferences, research programmes, grants, trainings and scholarships
•  organisation of foreign guests’ visits to our university
•  administrative support for foreign mobility of academic staff
•  support for young researchers in gaining financial sources for their research activity
•  organisation and administrative support to international scientific conferences.


Department for Academic Research and International Relations,
University School of Physical Education in Krakow
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Vice-Rector for Academic Research
Professor Edward Mleczko’s mandate is to support an expanded and strengthened role for academic research, international cooperation and postgraduate studies. This includes a strong commitment to support the university researchers in their individual and collective efforts to secure funding, launch successful research programmes, explore international linkages and fund young researchers. Vice-Rector for Academic Research oversees the solicitation of research funding, implements research policies and helps to shape the research priorities of the university.
Professor Mleczko is also the signatory for all grant applications, deadline extensions, over-expenditures for external research grants and the release of promised funding instalments for major grant holders.

Academic Research

High-quality research drives innovation and fuels economic growth, which in turn feeds back into the wealth and well being of society.
 
The University School of Physical Education in Krakow is committed to the development, advancement and dissemination of knowledge on sport, physical activity, health and tourism. For more than 40 years, we have offered a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum for those interested in postgraduate Master’s or doctoral studies.
 
The University School of Physical Education in Krakow’s strength is its multi-disciplinary approach to research which covers a wide range of study fields (e.g. biomechanics, cultural studies, etc.) and embraces many different theoretical and/or methodological paradigms. 

RESEARCH AREAS

 A wide range of research takes place at the University School of Physical Education in Krakow within such areas as:
 
 Physical Education and Sport:
• theory and history of physical education and sport
• physical activity, exercise physiology, theory of motor skills
• prophylactic and therapeutic forms of physical activity
• sport psychology, high performance training

 Life Sciences:
• health, well-being, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, gerontology
• psychosomatic rehabilitation
• physical rehabilitation in internal medicine, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics, traumatology, rheumatology, geriatrics, etc.
• choreotherapy and music therapy, manual therapy, hippotherapy, hydrotherapy
• physical anthropology, biomechanics
• medical rescue
 

Tourism:
• tourism history, management and development
• tourism and leisure of persons with disabilities

EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION: BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Apart from international cooperation coordinated by specific externally funded programmes, the University School of Physical Education in Krakow also cooperates on a bilateral basis with institutions of higher education. The bilateral agreements have a special place in the institutional policy of the university. Currently, our university maintains over 25 agreements with universities worldwide.
The University School of Physical Education in Krakow considers a bilateral agreement as an international cooperation agreement between two universities, concluded in order to start up joint initiatives or to intensify existing contacts. The main purpose is to create opportunities for student and staff mobility within and outside Europe which develop academic relations and long-term cooperation in higher education, research and knowledge exchange.

 

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