Dr. Zornitza Mladenova

National Universities Games in Bulgaria: The Holistic Approach in Motivation for Healthy Life Style Among the Students

Sport is the most ubiquitous feature of global culture witch crosses language barriers and slices through national boundaries, attracting both spectators and participants to a common language of passion, obsessions and desires. And consequently sport is one of the main weapons in the fight against global problems of our civilization such as the hypodynamia, the stress and the nervous strain, which in combination with harmful habits like the use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol are a prerequisite for obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. One of the main goals of the National universities games is to encourage all the students to take part not only in the obligatory program of physical education but also the practice of different sports activities to become a part of their lifestyle.The mail goal of this research is to present the impact of such events among the young people. The results from the questionnaire declare that the main goals of the Games are successfully accepted from the students who participated in thе events. 95% of the respondents indicated their willingness to participate again in the Games.

Dr. Zornitza Mladenova


Senior Future Leader / Volunteer
President, Association of Touristic Animators




Dr. Zornitza Mladenova received her Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Sport Sciences, Physical Education, Sports Science and Sports Animation from National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”. She completes her postgraduate education in Economy and Management of Tourism at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria. As a member of the Olympic Club of National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, Bulgaria she was a part of the OC of the National Olympic Academy. Member of the Academic Council and Vice President of the Student Council of National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”, Bulgaria. As a President of the Commission for the development of student sport in the Republic of Bulgaria she was Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Founding member of the First National Student Sumer and Winter Games. In 2014 she was a part of the OC of 9th FIEP European Congress and 7th International Scientific Congress “Sport, Stress, Adaptation”, Sofia, Bulgaria. From the beginning of 2015 Dr. Mladenova is working on implementation of HOPSports Brain Breaks® in Bulgarian schools and communities. In 2018 she signed the Memorandum for strengthening the partnership relations and developing mutual cooperation for presenting and implementing the Global School Educational Program based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals between The Foundation for Global Community Health and Sofia Metropolitan Municipality – Vazrazhdane District, She is working as a member of the “Future Leader Program” in ICPESS 2015 – Indonesia, ACPESS 2015 – India, GoFPEP 2016 – Turkey, ICSPHW 2016 – Philippines, BRICSCESS 2017, Brazil, ICPESS 2018 – Turkey and 2nd BRICSCESS 2019 & 1st WCFLV 2019 – South Africa.