Content and Aims

Course Content & Aims

International Coaching Course(s) offer education in sport science and sport specialization through a complex sports-scientific full-scale education program emphasizing on sports for all levels from children to Olympic podium:

International Coaching Course (ICC) that our university has been running in collaboration with the International Olympic Commitee for more than 30 years now offers sports specification in

Artistic Gymnastics (MAG & WAG), Basketball, Fencing, Football, General Conditioning, Handball, Judo, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water-Polo, Wrestling


By choosing ICC, you are about the jump into the next chapter of your coaching career which leads you to a comprehensive tailor-cut sports scientific education program, which you, your NF or even NOC will benefit from long term – both in training and in physical education.


The ICC study course at the Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) is a complex education program where both science and sports play a central role in the program.

When applying you will choose a specialisation of your expertise in which we provide you with in-depth knowledge of the specific theory and methodology.

The 10-week intensive on-campus course fit into the program of ICC is meticulously designed to enhance coaches' knowledge and skills in theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of coaching.

The program includes 100 theoretical contact classes in 12 subjects on-site alongside with 100 practical teaching hours led by the federation’s own professionals.


  • Training Theory
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Sport / Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Injuries
  • Sport Physiology
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Ethics in Sport Coaching
  • Science in Sport
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport Analysis
  • Sport Sociology
  • Sport Management
  • Conditioning and Prevention
  • Human Biology

During your ICC study, we will provide you with scientifically based knowledge and training-methodical expertise. Both are designed to enable you to:

  • train and guide athletes and teams appropriately to their age in the selected sport specialisation, respectively to prepare athletes physically and mentally.
  • apply the acquired and expanded scientific knowledge as well as the methodological repertoire in training constructively, also under varying conditions.
  • identify developmental tendencies and consider them respectively in the implementation of your training process.


The International Coaching Course (ICC) program is taught and run exclusively in English. Participants are expected to communicate at a reasonable level (minimum B2). It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate their language proficiency in both verbal and written forms as to be able to comprehend learning materials and actively participate in the classes and programs.

B2 level equivalent scores of internationally accepted language exams:

  • IELTS: 5.5-6.0
  • TOEFL: 72-94
  • Cambridge English Scale: 160-179

It is the responsibility of the applicant and their National Federation to guarantee the applicant’s English language proficiency. HUSS reserves the right to invite and conduct interviews via Skype or Video Conference system in English in selected cases.

HUSS, traditionally called "TF", is the proud home of numerous Olympic champions, great sports coaches, educators and recreation experts. The HUSS community provides support throughout the careers of our students and alumni, helping them to aspire personally and professionally and enjoy a life-long career support. HUSS is currently involved in a major campus reconstruction and expansion project. The infrastructural development runs parallel with substantial development in our educational programs and research portfolio, quality assurance as well as a complex internationalization initiative, including mobility services, English language programs and strategic institutional partnerships.

As a result of our modern curriculum, multifunctional sports facilities and community spaces and events, our students enjoy the opportunity to obtain competitive knowledge that meets labour market requirements while accumulating lifelong experiences with unique HUSS student life. Our dedication also serves larger aspirations of improving the health and wellness of Hungarians and those beyond our borders as well.

Core Organisational Values for International Coaching Course(s)

At the heart of our community is a set of core values that ensure a welcoming environment for all. Leadership: we take collective responsibility for all the sports and inspire through innovation and shared purpose.

  • Excellence: We strive for high standards in all areas of sports worldwide.
  • Integrity: Consistently acting with high ethical values, mutual respect and honesty.
  • Inclusivity: Acting fairly, impartially, equally and inclusively concerning race, gender, religion, ability, age, national or ethnic origin.
  • Passion: We act with enthusiasm, passion, and pride, with a desire to excel in what we do.

If interesed in the content and aims of different sport specifications, please download the PDF below.

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