If you become a member of OTI Slovakia, you’ll have a number of different benefits including an opportunity to attend instructor courses!

Every year, our members have an opportunity to attend a course to become a hiking instructor, organised by the Slovak Tourist Club (KST) in collaboration with the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. The course is divided into a theoretical and practical part.

Theoretical part

The first part of the training is in a form of theoretical lessons and you can attend it online via the platform MS Teams on  9. – 11.9. 2022. All of the lessons take place over one whole weekend and at the end within the next 10 days, participants need to pass a test. The content of this first part consists of lectures on various relevant topics such as anatomy, physiology, sports didactics, first aid, biomechanics etc.

Practical part

The second part is in a form of a 4-days stay in Donovaly on  6 – 9. 10. 2022. Here, participants have a chance to test their theoretical knowledge obtained during the first part of the course. They train their orientation in nature, how to use a compass, practise first aid, proper hiking preparation etc. Some of the members of OTI participated in the course last year.

The price of the course is 160 € (full price for both parts) which doesn’t include expenses for the stay in Donovaly (accomodation, food etc.). Besides this training, KST organises also a cycling instructor course in collaboration with the Comenius University in Bratislava, consisting of the same two parts.