The first International Coaching Course in Budapest was held in 1971. Since the establishment of
the Course, over 2.000 participants from more than 90 countries and all continents of the world
received their diploma at our University. As a result of the long time activity in the international
coach education the Course management has developed cooperation with governmental and nongovernmental
institutions all over the world, which corresponded with the objectives of the course.
The ICC is designed to train and educate coaches from around the world. The programme attempts
to promote and develop excellence in coaching. The Course provides coaches with a systematic
way to improve their knowledge and skills in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of
The ICC is initiated, organised and supervised by University of Physical Education, International
Relations Center. It is an intensive, concentrated and intermediate level course organised in halfyear
intervals starting every March and September. Usually 7-10 sports are offered, depending on
the demand and actual applications. The sports are carefully selected, based on traditions, longterm
success of the Hungarian National Teams and the availability of our well-known lecturers and
coaches. The duration of the course is three months.
Course content in detail has been carefully selected to meet the needs of coaches working
with generally young, developing athletes as well as with advanced athletes of elite sport. To
train a competent coach, completion of both theory and practical/technical components of
the programme is essential. Progress in the training programme requires active coaching to
implement the knowledge gained in the coaching course; therefore all participants are involved in
practical coaching work in the leading Hungarian sport clubs. They are supervised by the senior
lecturer and/or his/her assistants of the particular sport. The programme includes 120 theoretical
and 180 practical teaching hours. In a chosen field of sports students receive intensive education
in Anatomy, Physiology, Sport Psychology, Sport Pedagogy, Sport Sociology, Sport Management,
Sport Administration, Sport and Research and Sport Practice. The Fall Course begins in mid-
September, the Spring Course in mid-March.
Language of Instruction
The programme is taught exclusively through English. Participants are expected to speak English,
not only during classes but also in their conversations with the teaching staff, the organisers and
the other students.
The exams may consist of written, oral and/or practical requirements. Examinations in the
student’s respective sport consist of sports theory and sports practice. The examination is
taken before an Examination Committee. Participants who completed their studies conclude the
course with a final examination.
University professors, the best Hungarian specialists, qualified coaches, sports scientists, and
experts from the Hungarian and international sport, are invited to give lectures. The organisers use
every opportunity to invite well-known lecturers. International guest professors visiting the University
are always invited to contribute to the ICC programme according to their area of expertise.
Preconditions for Application
• Working experience in the respective sport field
• Recommendation from the National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sport or Sport Council
and/or National Sport Federation
• Sufficient knowledge of English language
• Physical fitness (participation in practical classes)
• Good health
• Schengen visa (to be paid by the participant)
• Valid passport
• Valid return ticket
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