Professional Profile – Rudolf Psotta

  • Prof. PaedDr. Rudolf Psotta, Ph.D.

Contact Info:

  • Department of Wellness and Nutrition
  • Training school
  • College pedagogue
  • Professor of kinanthropology at the College Palestra and the Faculty of Physical Culture of the Palacký University in Olomouc, between 1987 and 2009 at Charles University in Prague (MFF, PeF, FTVS)


Academic development

  • 1984 – master’s degree – field of biology (Faculty of Science Charles University in Prague) and physical education (Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Charles University; FTVS)
  • 1987 – doctor of pedagogy (PaedDr.)
  • 1998 – Ph.D. in the field of kinanthropology (FTVS Charles University) Charles University in Prague
  • 2004 – senior lecturer in the field of kinanthropology (FTVS Charles University)
  • 2013 – professor kinanthropology (FTK Palacký University in Olomouc)
  • Further professional qualification: Trainer-manager UEFA professional licence (football)

Research activities

  • Human sensorimotorics and psychomotorics, with applications into physical activities and sports of various population groups and intervention for individuals with neuro-development disorders (DCD, ADHD) and other functional deficits (visually impaired).
  • Assesment of sensorimotoric and cognitive funcions and diagnostic of their deficits
  • (Both above points – application in education, special pedagogy, pedagogical psychology, counselling and clinical psychology)
  • Testing of physical performance of general and athletic population, with a focus on are aerobic and anaerobic capacity and muscle weight
  • Field categorization of professional and research activities according to CEP: Pedagogy and Education; Psychology; Other Medical Fields

Research projects

Investigator or co-investigator of 9 research grant projects (GAČR, TAČR, and others). Currently active projects:

  • The effects of the quiet eye method on attention, and cognitive and sensorimotor functions in children with ADHD. Czech Science Foundation, project 19-18787S (2019-2021)
  • The E/tele-test system on assessment of psychomotor functions in school children – the support for common education in the Czech Republic. Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, project TL 03000219.

Current scientific cooperation with foreign departments: University of  Nevada Las Vegas (USA), Akademia Wychowania Fyzicznego AWF Katovice (Poland).

Research activities outputs

  • Publications: 34 on Web of Science, 31 in Scopus, 108 in RIV (Council of the Government of the Czech Republic information about research index).
  • Responses to scientific publications: 169x on Web of Science (h-index 7), 267x in Scopus, 1009x on Google Scholars.
  • primary author of two monographies, co-author of five monographies, author of three study books

Further professional activities

  • Member of the assessment board Medical and Health Sciences of the Government of the Czech Republic for science, research and innovation (VaVaI)
  • Representative of the Czech Republic at the International Working Board of International Research Society on DCD
  • member of Acta Gymnica and Physical Culture magazines editorial boards
  • Member of Department Counsel of the doctoral study programme Kinanthropology FTK UP (2010 – today)
  • member of the Scientific Committee FTPUK in Olomouc (2011-2017)
  • Instructor in the post-gradual doktoral study in the field of Kinanthropology (at FTK UP)

Pedagogical activities

  • Lectures / seminars in subjects: College Palestra – Creation of fitness programmes, Specifics of testing motoric abilities of individuals with disability; FTK UP – Anthropomotorics, Motorics in sports, Movement control and physical teaching, Motor control and learning (student Erasmus), Advanced Motor Learning in Adapted Physical Activity (student of Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium).
  • Courses for postgradual doctoral study: Perception and cognition in sport, Theory and didactics of sport (at FTP UP)

Ostatní aktivity

  • He is a football expert – he is a holder of the UEFA professional football licence, a former player at Bohemians Prague, trainer (Dukla Praha, Bohemians, assistant of the Czech team of less than 21 year olds (1991).
  • He acted in various professional functions and methodical committtees by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, an instructor and a lecturer of licenced study licence A and the professional licence (1991 – 2003).
  • A manager and a lecturer at international courses for football trainers (USA, SA)
  • He acted as a professional counsellor (Bohemians Praha, FK Neratovice, women representation of the CR).
    He provides physiological examinations of the football players training level with his team (e.g. Bohemians Praha, SK Slavia Praha, Viktoria Plzeň, Slezský FC Opava, FK Mladá Boleslav).