I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University
To be friends with sports is to be healthy!

Physical training and health work

1 10.10.2021

On September 23-24, 2021, the International Research and Training Conference “Prospects for the development of medical and physical rehabilitation at different levels of medical care” was held at I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University. Due to quarantine restrictions, the conference was held online. As part of this conference, the Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy and Physical Education delivered Olympic Trainings for students and teachers. It was a master class on dance therapy on “Special developing exercises of dance therapy in physical rehabilitation” presented by Associate Professor Victor Nazaruk. The master class in yoga “Hatha Yoga as a method of mental and physical therapy” was conducted by Senior Lecturer Liubov Novakova.

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13 02.10.2021

On September 20, 2021, a number of sports events took place in the Sports Centre of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University on the International Day of Student Sports.

The celebration began with a performance by a new cheerleading team. The students planned to show their choreographic routine a year and a half ago, but it was prevented by quarantine and strict restrictions. And now we all have the opportunity to support young people and their desire to represent the university at various events. The initiators of such a team were Max Lysiuk, Maria Maryniuk, Solomiia Livak. Kateryna Dziuba, Marta Dobrianska, Mariana Kryzhanivska, Sofiia Zadorozhna, Yulia Biiak, Khrystyna Martynyshyn, Oleksandra Pohudyna and Yurii Bednarskyi are a part of the team as well. During the master class on sport dancing, the participants learned the basic steps of cha-cha-cha and waltz. It was presented by Solomiia Livak (group MM-421), the winner and finalist of national and international tournaments, student of the Faculty of Medicine.

Also, a master class in gymnastics was delivered. The basic elements of this sport and the technique of their implementation were introduced by Yulia Hlad (group MT-303), the student of the Faculty of Medicine (Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy specialty), Master of Sports.

Volleyball master class was presented by Yana Palyha, the student of the Faculty of Medicine (Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy specialty) (group MT-302). Before entering the university, the girl played in the Khimik team of the superleague (Yuzhne). Nadiia Viniarska (group MT-104) and Yulia Zolotiuk (group MT-103), the students of the Faculty of Medicine, assisted her.

Viktor Nazaruk, Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy and Physical Education, Master of Sports, introduced the technique of swimming to young people.

Yanina Chaikivska, Press Secretary


26 09.06.2021

On September 20, 2019, on the occasion of the International Day of University SportI. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University students supported the all-Ukrainian movement for a healthy lifestyle and participated in a flashmob. They performed a set of general and special exercises under the music accompaniment, and after that «Jump Squats» highlighted the event. It was organized by the Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy and Physical Education and took place in a warm, fun and positive atmosphere.

It should be noted that every year on the 20th September the world university community celebrates International Day of University Sport. This holiday was initiated by the UNESCO General Conference on the initiative of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The Committee on Physical Education and Sports of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Sports Student Union of Ukraine constantly appeal to the higher educational institutions of Ukraine to join this initiative.

This day is intended to attract attention and increase the importance of sports in educational institutions and to attract the supporters of a healthy lifestyle, to promote its development. Active lifestyles, physical culture and sports are a reliable source of good humour and optimism, health and longevity!



102 07.06.2021

A new student cafeteria on 5 Zhyvova (Dorm 1)  offers Ternopil State Medical University students not only delicious and inexpensive meals, have a cup of coffee or tea, but also a place to get together, talk, hold a group meeting, or organize a small concert for friends. The facility can host up to 48 people at a time. On September 3, 2018 the cafeteria had its first visitors, including representatives of TSMU administration and student government.

TSMU Rector professor Mykhaylo Korda, invited students to share their proposals for decorating the cafeteria premises. These creative ideas can be submitted to TSMU Center for Academic Work and Cultural Development (Director Martha Rudenko). Students can also apply to this office if they wish to use the cafeteria for an event. The cafeteria is open from 4 pm to 8 pm, however these hours can be extended if needed and agreed in advance.

On the same day, a renovated student food court also opened its doors. Here students can order delicious and healthy dishes at affordable prices. The menu is very diverse and includes cold appetizers (devilled eggs, pickled beets, cabbage salad, vegetable salad, beet salad, Korean carrot salad, and chicken salad); hot soups (borsch, mushroom soup, potato and split pea soup), main dishes (pork rissoles, fried chicken, beef pilaf, crepes with cheese and sour cream, cheese dumplings with sour cream, stewed chives and onions, chopped chives, dumplings with potatoes and sour cream, potato pancakes with sour cream, meat dumplings, pork chops, fried cod, chicken Kiev), and side dishes (rice with vegetables, buckwheat porridge, pasta, mashed potatoes, french fries, mushrooms with sour cream). The food court can hold 60 people and is open till until 7 pm on work days. Finally, the grounds adjacent to the Zhyvova dorms now have an outdoor sports area including mini-football and volleyball courts.

“We are renovating the grounds of the Dorm 3, installing there outdoor fitness equipment, so that students will be able to take a break from their studies to do some exercises.  We encourage the students to study well, participate in extracurricular activities and use every minute for personal improvement “, said Mykhaylo Korda. The cafeteria and food court can be accessed using student ID or dorm residency cards. Student gym fitness instructors are in charge of sign up and access to the outdoor sports area.

34 07.06.2021

Recently Ternopil State Medical University opened a new modern gym in the dorm 1 located on 3 Zhyvova. It has now become even more convenient for medical students to take care of their health.

The gym has high quality fitness equipment, including Inter Athletic Gym and Professional Line, as well as Fitex Cardiovascular equipment. In order to make the training as effective and safe as possible, three qualified trainers, Maksym Videlskyi, Andrii Hedez, and Vladyslav Zharskyi will be employed at the gym. They will develop tailor made traning programs for those who requite it, monitor the correct performance of the exercises and overall keep order in the gym. The capacity of the new gym is up to 50 people.

The facility also has male and female areas with lockers, showers and toilets. In addition, there is a lounge where gym visitors can relax, have a tea, talk and just rest after their workout. Opening the gym, TSMU rector professor Mykhaylo Korda, emphasized that young people should take responsibility for their own health, however the university is constantly working to create the right environment and encourage student involvement in athletic activities. All TSMU students and university employees can attend the gym for free, showing their student or staff ID. A dedicated gym pass can be ordered through the software department located in the administrative building of TSMU.

Gym hours: on weekdays from 16.00 to 22.00, weekends 10.00 to 22.00. Close-toed athletic footwear is required.

106 02.06.2021

For several years now Ternopil State Medical University has been involved in the citywide International Day of University Sport, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle and popularizing different sports activities among young people. On 20 September, in TSMU’s Athletics Hall students and instructors from Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Human Health and Physical Education took part in a flash mob, during which they performed a series of physical workouts, including floor push-calisthenics and balance exercises.

International Day of University Sport is a worldwide special event taking place each year on September 20th. It was initiated by International University Sports Federation (FISU), which proposed to UNESCO to internationally recognize a day dedicated to university sport. The proposal was endorsed by UNESCO’s Member States at the 38th session of the General Conference in Paris in November 2015. In Ukraine, universities organize a series of athletics events to mark this date.



103 01.06.2021

Association of Indian students of Ternopil State Medical University has introduced initiated a sports and  friendship festival, which aims to strengthen the friendly relations between Ukrainian youth and students from other countries studying in Ternopil. Event’s program include 100 and 400 meters race, relay races and team sports – football, volleyball, badminton, and cricket.

Ukrainian students were invited to take part along  with s tudents from a number of international groups, in particular  Associations of Nigerian, Polish, Egyptian, Iraqi and Pakistani students, as well as associations of students from Ghana, Namibia, Morocco, and Congo. In total, 10 international teams compete for the festival grand. The athletes’ health and wellbeing is being monitored by our students – members of the “Red Cross” volunteer squad.

Since the event took place on the eve of one of the most important dates in the history of our city – the first written mention of Ternopil and its official founding (15 April 1540), it was dedicated to this event, allowing each student feel being a part of the history of Ternopil.

The competition events started on 1-2 April 2017. Within a week, on 8 April, the first award ceremonies took place.

Badminton and volleyball competitions took place at TSMU athletic complex, while races were held on the central stadium. The best teams and best runners in each race were determined over two weekends. First place in badminton took, among men, a student from Pakistan Yaqoob Ali and women a student from Poland Wiktoria Karolina. Polish teams won in the men’s and women’s volleyball. A Nigerian team- Atteh Mercy Omolayo, Amina Ummi Mohammed, Igwe Etomchi Chimdi, and Oriaifo Ebosetale Edewede – won women’s relay; while in men’s relay first place took the students from Ghana Kennet Anoff Koranteng, Awnah Baffour Shadrack, Addo Solomon Appeakorang, and Richard Nsiah. The fastest in 400 meters men’s race was a student from Poland Mihal Lenart, and 100 meters race won Indian student Parth Sabya Sachi. Both of these races among women won students from Nigeria, respectively  Oriaifo Ebosetale Edewede and Igwe Etomchi Chimdi. Dean of International Students’ faculty, Professor Petro Selskyi and Cultural Affairs officer, Olena Pocryshko presented the students with participation diplomas, medals and trophies on  April 8, 2017. The winners in football and cricket will be determined during Easter weekend. These competitions will take place on the grounds of  school №29.

“I would like congratulate all the sports festival participants that demonstrated their sporting spirit during this event. I am also sincerely grateful to volunteers, administration and Academic Office of the University, TSMU Department of Physical Rehabilitation and all others who helped to organize SPORTS FEST 2017. I am sure that everyone had good time, found and new friends and and tested one’s  strength, endurance and sportsmanship, “- said the president of the Association of Indian students Arshbeer Sandhu.

Ternopil State Medical University Administration and the Association of Indian students would like to thank Ternopil Deputy Mayor Leonid Bytsiura for his assistance in organizing this event.





101 03.05.2021

Under the slogan “The strongest are those who direct their strengths to good deeds!” On September 18, 2016 the second stage of the charitable marathon took place. Ternopil State Medical University also joined it.

Ukrainian and international students of TSMU supported Ternopil citizens in raising funds to purchase an electroencephalograph for free examination of children suffering from epilepsy in Ternopil region. Our university teachers exhorted the youth to good deeds and also ran with them the distance of over kilometer.

The first charitable marathon was held on May 23 this year and 33,121 UAH were raised within one hour. Today, the amount of money raised is 97 000 UAH. To buy the necessary equipment 150,000 USD is required. Nata Bench, Viktoria Farion, Sergii Sholomeichuk were the initiators of this drive.

A student of the Department of Medicine of Ternopil State Medical University Mykhailo Dumnych won this marathon getting ahead of the participant for quite much time. Our international students also ran up the whole distance and made a donation to a noble work.