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Tatjana Trošt Bobić ; Kineziološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Lana Ružić ; Kineziološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Dubravka Ciliga ; Kineziološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

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The main goal of this study was to search for possible
differences in frequency and specificity of injuries
between the Kinesiology students who attended the
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb according to
the old study program (4 years), and those who are
attending the new study program (5 years). The sample
was composed of 77 students (36 female and 41 male)
attending the new study program, who were compared to
the previously studied sample. They filled up a
questionnaire at the end of their eight semester. Their
results where than compared with those of the students
who attended the old study program. The results showed a
high injury rate in both samples. In average, every
examinee suffered at least one injury during his/her study.
Mostly, they injured their lower extremities, and the male
students where injured more often. The injury risk in both
generations decreased only in the 4th study year, probably
because of less compulsory practical subjects. The
implementation of the new study program resulted in a
biggest injury risk during team handball, and smaller risk
during sport gymnastics. Besides, the injuries sustained
by the students who attended the new study program, were
less serious with much lower implications for the
regularity of their study. Further, numerous students
attending the new study program suffered an injury during
the classes, while the ones attending the old study program
where mostly injured when preparing the exam. Since the
injury rate was very high in both groups, there is a need to
introduce some changes in the new study program in order
to decrease the injury risk of Kinesiology students. An
additional reduction in number of students per group,
especially for the practical classes, may be helpful.
Besides, a bigger number of classrooms as well as sport
halls may implicate a morning schedule, giving the
students more time to rest before their afternoon practice,
eventually leading to a smaller number of injuries due to


injury, students, Faculty of Kinesiology, study program

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