I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University
To be friends with sports is to be healthy!
department: +380 352 52 38 22
sports building: +380 352 25 36 69
email: fiz_reabil@tdmu.edu.ua

address: Ternopil, street Kotsyubynskoho, 2
Report on Physical Culture and Sports Achievements among Students and Teachers of TNMU for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Report on Physical Culture and Sports Achievements among Students and Teachers of TNMU for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Physical culture and sports events for students and teachers of TNMU were held in 2020-2021 academic year in compliance with quarantine requirements.

The record of TNMU in the European Powerlifting Championship

Vitalii Prokop, who set a new European record in powerlifting, presents his awards.


On September 6, 2020, the Ukrainian Powerlifting Championship of the WPF-Krawa Federation took place in Kharkiv. At these competitions, Prokop Vitalii, a third-year medical student in Physical Therapy. Ergotherapy specialty, group MT 301, won a gold medal in the category of 75 kg among young men aged 18-19 and took the 2nd place in the absolute category. Lifting a barbell weighing 67 kilograms, the athlete confirmed the standard of Master of Sport of International Grade in strict curl (strict lifting of the barbell on the biceps).

Vitalii’s participation at the EPA WPA WORLD GRAND CUP, which took place on November 26-29, 2020 in Lutsk, was successful as well. At this competition, the athlete competed in the category of up to 82 kilograms (lads 18-19 years) and set a new European record in the same nomination for a barbell weighing 69 kilograms. Congratulations to Vitalii on his successful performances and we wish him further achievements in his life.



TNMU in the Championship of Ukraine on snowboarding

Natalia Fedyshyn took part in the Junior Snowboarding Championship of Ukraine.


The junior Championship of Ukraine took place on January 27-28, 2021, in the Bukovel tourist complex in two disciplines: parallel slalom (PSL) and parallel giant slalom (PGS). The first-year student Natalia Fedyshyn took part in the Junior Snowboarding Championship of Ukraine. Natalia studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Physical Therapy. Ergotherapy specialty. It was the first time the athlete took part at the competitions in the season 2020-2021. Before the Junior Championship of Ukraine, the adult Championship of Ukraine within the FIS took place; Natalia opened this competition with the first trip on the run. The girl has been snowboarding since 2013. During this time, the athlete fulfilled the standard of the Candidate for Master of Sports of Ukraine.



A meeting of the experts of Ternopil region in university physical education



The heads of the Ternopil regional branch of the Committee on Physical Education and Sports of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine held a meeting with the heads of physical education departments and heads of sports clubs of universities on “The V Open Universiade of Ternopil City Territorial Community in 2021 and Regulations of the 16th Summer Universiade of Ukraine”. The meeting was held on the Zoom Internet platform.

Organization of sports events within the Open Universiade of Ternopil was the topical issue of the meeting. The participants of the meeting agreed that all participants of the universities teams will submit the applications for participation and sports, venues and probable changes for admission of participants.

Besides the regional competitions, Oleksandr Biriukov, the Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, presented the draft regulations on the 3rd Winter Universiade and 16th Summer Universiade of Ukraine in 2021. The participants agreed to hold meetings online due to challenging epidemiological situation and to hold the regional Universiade by joint efforts. Details at:



A rugby sports section has been launched at TNMU

Ihor Bilokopytyi, Executive Director of the Ternopil Rugby Federation, and Stepan Barna, the President of the Ternopil Rugby Federation, during a meeting with Professor Mykhaylo Korda, the Rector of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, agreed to create a rugby team in TNMU. “We have discussed further cooperation and development of such a sport as rugby. For our part, we will take efforts for its development in TNMU. We also hope for university assistance. We believe that together we can create a powerful team that will represent TNMU and our city at various sports events,” said Ihor Bilokopytyi. He added that the federation would help prepare trainers from among the staff of Ternopil Medical University, provide support in the form of seminars and trainings for the coaching staff.



Open Winter Championship “Prykarpattia Cup 2021” in swimming, the category of Masters



The Open Winter Championship of the city and region “Prykarpattia Cup 2021” in swimming, the category of MASTERS, took place on February 20, 2021 in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk. At this tournament, Master of Swimming Viktor Nazaruk, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy and Physical Education, won in two disciplines: 100 and 200 meters in integrated swimming in his age category and set 2 records in Ternopil region.



 “Healthy and Active” telemarathon

On April 7, 2021, the Ternopil 1 TV channel presented a 5-hour marathon “Healthy and Active” that was organized by the Ternopil Centre for Physical Culture and Sports and the Ternopil City Council. Healthy lifestyle, physical activity, balanced diet and proper breathing were discussed for 300 minutes. The doctors and teachers, fitness trainers and masseurs, the mayor and representatives of the City Centre of Physical Culture and Sports joined the marathon. At the end of the telemarathon, Viktor Shadrin, the Head of the Zhong Yuan Gypsy Centre NGO, expanded on qigong as an ancient Chinese art of energy self-regulation. Liubov Novakova, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy and Physical Education of I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University, summarized about the importance of physical activity for human health.


Trainings on “Types of Physical Activity” in TNMU in 2020-2021 academic year



The discipline of “Types of physical activity” is normative for the 1st-3rd course students of the Faculty of Medicine, Physical Therapy. Ergotherapy specialty.

The study of the discipline “Types of physical activity” promotes development in students a holistic view of physical culture and physical rehabilitation, provides fundamental training and practical skills development for further professional practice of a physical therapist (physical rehabilitation specialist), and demonstrates professional qualifications of those engaged in physical rehabilitation.

According to the learning outcomes, fundamental knowledge necessary for a students for further professional practice are for mastering the disciplines of “Types of physical activity”, “Introduction to the specialty”, “Human Anatomy”, “Human physiology”. Knowledge of the discipline “Types of health and recreational motor activity” can be used during the study and training sessions in such disciplines as “Biomechanics and Clinical Kinesiology”, “Ergotherapy for Cerebral Palsy”, “Physical Rehabilitation in Musculoskeletal Diseases”, “Fundamentals of Ergotherapy”, “Fundamentals of Physical Rehabilitation”, “Physical Rehabilitation for Surgical Diseases”, “Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Diseases” and others.


The third online traditional chess tournament “Chess Spring 2021 Arena”



The 3rd online traditional chess tournament “Chess Spring 2021 Arena” was held on April 1, 2021. 29 students of TNMU took part in this sports competition that is 7 participants more than last year. This proves popularization of chess among students of Ternopil National Medical University as well as in Ukraine. During 90 minutes of the competition, 127 games were played and 7713 moves were made. For each victory in a chess game the participant received 2 points, for a draw – 1, for defeat – 0. The winners were: the first place – Olexandr Ivaniuk (group MM-507); the second place – Mykhailo Yakymchuk (dentist intern); the third place – Muhammad Talha (group IM 230), the second-year student of the International Students Faculty.  Congratulations to the winners of the Chess Spring 2021 Arena. Prizes awarding will take place after the quarantine. In the meantime, we wish all the participants success and inspiration in improving chess skills.