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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Agronomy

AFP7210175

Addres: Bulgaria, Sofia 1797, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., University of Forestry

Location: Bonsist sports complex, Rooms 7 and 8

Head of the Department: Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyazko Dimitrov Georgiev

History: At the beginning of 2017, the Department of Physical Education and Sport received the Honorary Sign of the University of Forestry for contribution to the development of sport and science at the University and in connection with its 60th anniversary.

It was founded in 1956 as an assembly department together with UCT, and since 1957 has been an independent department with the first head Georgi Popov.
Unforgettable remain the first teachers in the department who were national competitors in various sports in the 1960s, such as Lyubomir Ivanov, Senior Lecturer Nikola Boboshevski, Senior Lecturer Metodi Yosifov, Senior Lecturer Stefka Kozhuharova and Senior Lecturer Dimitar Dimitrov. In the following periods, the department is headed by Senior Lecturer Rumen Mladenov, Assoc. Prof. Atanas Dimitrov and recently Senior Lecturer Nelly Vassileva.

With almost 60 years of history, there are skiing and water sports lessons. They are already covered by 8 specialty students. They have the opportunity, within the framework of their studies at the University of Forestry, to touch and master the technique of otherwise expensive sports such as skiing, swimming, rowing and surfing.

From the very beginning of the department, sports, which have always evolved and contributed to the establishment of the University of Sofia, as a university with traditions in sports and prizes, are: ski and alpine disciplines, sport orientation, track and field athletics, basketball, football, etc. Our students were participants in world championships, world university winter and summer games.

In the last few years after the inclusion of new sports in the university sports calendar, there is a strong performance of sports athletes: snowboarding, beach tennis, beach football, badminton, judo and kickboxing.

Due to the good organizational and training work with the athletes of the UF for the last 10 years, 15 individual and 3 team championships were won, numerous of second and third places of state university championships.

There is a diverse and rich scientific research at the Department. Three lecturers (Dimitar Dimitrov, Atanas Dimitrov, Yordanka Zlatarova) were habilitated, and in 2005 Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov received the title "Professor".

Methodological guides for the training of ski, calanetics and fitness students, as well as three monographs and more than 200 publications are published.

The heads of the department were:

  • Senior Lecturer Georgi Popov (1957-1962)
  • Senior Lecturer Lubomir Ivanov (1960-1962)
  • Senior Lecturer Mladen Doychinov (1962-1964)
  • Senior Lecturer Nikola Boboshevski (1964-1971)
  • Senior Lecturer Methodius Yossifov (1972-1983)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov (1984-1989)
  • Senior Lecturer Methodius Yossifov (1989-1990)
  • Senior Lecturer Rumen Mladenov (1990-1998)
  • Assoc. Prof. Valentin Tsolov (2000-2003)
  • Prof. PhD. Dimitar Dimitrov (2004-2005)
  • Since 2005, the head of the department is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yordanka Zlatarova

Academic staff of the department:

  • Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Zhelyazko Georgiev, PhD
  • Senior Lecturer Bronislava Ruseva
  • Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev
  • Senior Lecturer Hristo Kolev

Organizer of learning activities: Malinka Stamova, building "D" at the UF, Vasko Abadzhiev Street, 1st floor, office D-105

Subjects and lecturers:

  • Volleyball. The exercises are given by Senior Lecturer Hristo Kolev, Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev and Senior Lecturer Bronislava Ruseva.
  • Football. The exercises are performed by Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev and Assoc. Prof. Zhelyazko Georgiev.
  • Table tennis. The exercises are performed by Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev, Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev and Senior Lecturer Bronislava Russeva.
  • Tennis. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova and Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev.
  • Calanetics. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova.
  • Fitness. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yordanka Zlatarova, Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev and Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev.
  • Swimming. The excercises are given by Senior Lecturer Bronislava Russeva.
  • Skiing. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova, Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev, Senior Lecturer Hristo Kolev and Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev.
  • Water sports / rowing /. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova, Senior Lecturer Bronislava Ruseva, Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev, Senior Lecturer Hristo Kolev and Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev.
  • Tourist orientation and extreme sports. The exercises are led by Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova
    Scientific Departments of the Department's lecturers:
  • Professional-applied orientation of physical education at University;
  • Development of the basic motor qualities of students through sports, which primarily affect the cardio-respiratory system;
  • Investigation of the basic motor coordination of the students /impact of different kinds of motor activity/;
  • Exploring the problems of the teaching activity with the students in the field of physical education and sport;
  • Improving the sports training of students - football, volleyball, swimming, tennis and ski-alpine in the conditions of the educational process of the university;
  • Provide additional opportunities to improve the swimming training process with additional non-standard training tools.

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Department of Physical Education and Sport
(From left to right) Senior Lecturer Bronislava Ruseva, Senior Lecturer Petar Grozev, Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Zlatarova (Head of Department), Senior Lecturer Hristo Kolev, Assoc. Prof. Jelyazko Georgiev

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