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Work experience

2015 - Present

Associate Professor

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Sports and Nutrition

2015 - Present

Head of the programme "Confident self-image and applied communication etiquette. Towards a communication positive and confident self-image building in the business communication "with training elements and a wide range of interactive methods".

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Continuing Education

2014 - 2015

Assistant professor

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Sports and Nutrition

2012 - 2015

Head of the programme "Nordic Walking for the health".

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Continuing Education

2009 - 2014

Assistant professor

Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Sports, Nutrition and Pedagogy

Education and training

2016 - Present

B-class Nordic walking trainer

1990 - 1995

Doctoral degree of Pedagogy

University of Latvia, Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology

1972 - 1976

Higher education (Diploma Ю Nr.399318), physical education teacher

Latvian State Institute of Physical Culture

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

June 18, 2018 - Congress of the World Latvian Scientists - participant


05/25/2018 - International scientific conference '' SOCIETY. INTEGRATION. EDUCATION ', Rezekne
Latvia, HEALTH SAVING STRATEGY AS A FACTOR OF "SOCIETY WELLNESS"


22.03.-23.03.2018. - Riga Stradins University Scientific conference


01.03.-02.03.2018. - International scientific conference "Reading Ushinsky", Yaroslavl, Russia, presentation at the plenary session Оценування деятельности профессора европейского вуза:
Trends and Challenges "section and" Health Saving Strategy as a Health Factor "


01/27/2018 - "Creating Presentations", Lecturer: Jānis Jakobs, RSU, Pedagogical


27 January 2018 - Growth Center, Riga, Latvia, registration number 2018/60)


10.1.2017. - SHADOWboxer technical courses, Riga, Latvia (official certificate issued SHADOWboxer instructor qualification)


14.10.2017. - International Functional Training Day, Riga, Latvia (certificate obtained)


02.10.-08.10.2017. -INWA Convention (Nordic Walking), Jurmala, Latvia


27th-28th of May, 2016 - Participation in the International Conference "Society. Integration.Vide." with a report Rezekne Technology Academy. Certificate No.696 and No.697. (two papers and two quizzes
publications


May 21, 2016 - Practical seminar workshop "Business etiquette in France". 4 academic hours.


22.02.2016. - Practical seminar "How to use socionics in work with staff and clients?" 8 academic hours, No. 02/0110 / HT

27.-28.06.2015. "Psychology: Theory and Practice" 24 academic hours. Scientific practical conference. Certificate No.16 / 6-2015

04.06.2015. WIRE - 2015 Week of innovative regions in Europe in, 2015, Riga, delegate certificate.

11.05-14.05.2015.​ ERASMUS + Klaipeda University, Lithuania 4 working days 8.academic hours (2hours lectures, 6 hours practical lessons).

18.11-22.11.2013.​ Klaipeda University, Faculty of pedagogy, Lithuania

5 working days, 8 academic hours (2hours lectures, 6 hours practical lessons).​

14.12.2013. - Instructor preparatory seminar.,,Instructor training. Bungy Pump of Sweden " SPORT PROGRESS seminar was conducted by the Swedish trainer Linda K.

2012.- 2013. - "Lecturers professional competence in innovation in the European Higher Education room" (director of the programme - A. Rauhvargers), Certificate Nr.019943, 160 hours, 4 credit points.

17.12.2012. - Preparation of scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed publications (head of the programme Kamerāde - Hanta), certificate, 5 training hours.

08.03.-19.03.2012."Pedagogical Skills in adult education process"

(study program manager K. Mārtinsone), certificate reg. Nr.2012 / 0865 (10 training hours).

10.01.-17.01.2012.​"Statistical research work - methodological and practical use aspects "(training program manager I.Rogovska), certificate reg. nr.2012 / 0065

21.11.2009. "Psychology work with clients" Dr.Konstantins Bogomolov Image school, leader of the programme - N.Voronova, certificate training centre registration. Nr.3360800580 (8 academic hours).

17.04 - 19.04.2009.​ International Nordic Walking Federation, training seminars, Nordic Walking Instructor certificate, seminar led by Finnish masterclass coach Pasi I., CERTIFICATE​.

15.07- 17.07.2008. International Nordic Walking Federation, training seminars, Nordic Activity Leader certificate, seminar led by Finnish masterclass coach Pasi I., CERTIFICATE.

30.11. - 12.02.2007. ​ "21 Century Fashion: all sayles and trends", speaker Dr.Konstantīns Bogomolov, Bogomolov image school certificate

02.04.-04.04.2007. "Professional image design: show business, politics, advertising",speaker Dr.Konstantīns Bogomolov, Bogomolov image school certificate ​

Supervised study course

▪ Pedagogy

▪ Sports Pedagogy

▪ Sport for health

▪ Business Etiquette

▪ Behavioral culture

▪ Personality Theories

▪ Nordic Walking

▪ Confident self-image and business communication etiquette

▪ Nordic Walking for health

Head of study course

▪ Pedagogy

▪ Sport for health

▪ Business Etiquette

▪ Behavioral culture

▪ Personality Theories

▪ Nordic Walking

▪ Confident self-image and business communication etiquette

▪ Nordic Walking for health

Lectured study course

▪ Pedagogy

▪ Sport for health

▪ Business Etiquette

▪ Behavioral culture

▪ Personality Theories

▪ Nordic Walking

▪ Confident self-image and business communication etiquette

▪ Nordic Walking for health

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Master's theses: 2

qualification papers: 35

Reviewed:

doctoral theses: 3

Master's theses: 1

qualification papers: 18

Projects

2018. - Training for National Health Promoting School Network Health Coordinators promotion and public health issues (National Development Plan 2020, European Social Fund)


2018. - Riga Stradins University Health Week


2017.-2018. - Riga City Council's Welfare Department project "Whole Riga in Riga" (National Development Plan 2020, European Social Fund)

2015. - Latvian cultural integration project, Latvian conversational integration club, expert and workshops leader - Business etiquette culture in Latvia and abroad

​2013. - Project ,,Sport for health" Skriveri, Cesvaine, Alsunga, Salaspils, Saulkrasti, Preili (lectures about healthy lifestyle and practical exercises in Nordic Walking)

2012 - 21.5., 24.5, and 4.6, 6.7., project "Best Agers" (project manager M .Kāle).​

Memberships

2002 - 2015. Member of Baltic Pedagogy historians Association.

2002.-2010. Member of Latvian educators scientists Association.

2001.-2006. International women's Movement member. Projects: "Women in Politics", "Woman and power ","Women in the EU "(Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia).

2002- 2005. Member of women`s resource centre "Marta".

Other skills

Category B driving licence​​

Awards and recognitions

2005., 2015. - Riga Stradiņš University Certificates of Recognition


Publications

Research articles​​

Upeniece I.,"HEALTH SAVING STRATEGY AS A FACTOR OF “SOCIETY WELLNESS”", International scientific conference ''SOCIETY. INTEGRATION. EDUCATION'', 2018, Rēzeknes tehnoloģiju akadēmija (raksts publicēts citējamā rakstu krājumā)

Daina Šmite, Irēna Upeniece, Agnese Runce, Helena Gapeyeva"Activity of scapular muscles, comparison of open and closed kinetic chain exercises", 2017, 429.-436.lpp.)

Koriakovtseva, Olga (Коряковцева, Ольга). Время перемен: пути "оздоровления" молодежной среды и политики в отношении молодежи = Time of changes: the path to "Recovery" environment and youth policy for young people / O.Koriakovtseva (О.Коряковцева), I.Upeniece, T.Dosse (Т.Доссэ) // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientific conference (Rēzekne, 2016.g. 27.-28.maijs) / Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija. Izglītības, valodu un dizaina fakultāte. - Rēzekne, 2016. - 3.daļa, 476.-485.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Sieviešu motivācija nodarboties ar nūjošanu = Women's motivation to engage with the Nordic walking / I.Upeniece, I.Vīnberga, V.Arnis, R.Erts // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientific conference (Rēzekne, 2016.g. 27.-28.maijs) / Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija. Izglītības, valodu un dizaina fakultāte. - Rēzekne, 2016. - 3.daļa, 581.-591.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Bugaychuk, T.V. The role of teachers in the formation of civil identity of students = О роли преподавателей в формировании гражданской идентичности студенческой молодежи / T.V.Bugaychuk, I.Upeniece // Дополнительное профессиональное образование в условиях модернизации = Additional professional education in the modernization : материалы седьмой всероссийской научно-практической интернет-конференции (с международным участием) / Ярославсний гос. педагог. университет им. К.Д.Ушинского. - Ярославль, 2015. - С.159-163. - Резюме на англ. и русском языках.

Formation of young people's civil identity : technological approach / I.Upeniece, L.I.Ermakova, O.A.Koryakovtseva, T.V.Bugaychuk // Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific-Practical Conference on the Humanities and the Natural Science (London, United Kingdom, Dec.23-29, 2015). - London, 2015. - P.129-138.

Latvijas supervizoru vērtības : pilotpētījuma rezultāti = The values of supervisors in Latvia : the results from the pilot study / K.Mārtinsone, J.Ļevina, I.J.Mihailovs, S.Hartmane, I.Upeniece // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientifical conference (Rēzekne, 2015.g. 22.-23.maijs) / Rēzeknes Augstskola. - Rēzekne, 2015. - 4.daļa, [115].-126.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes veselības aprūpes virziena studentu aerobās darbaspējas = Aerobic capacity of health care students at Riga Stradiņš University / V.Arnis, I.Vīnberga, I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, M.Hoferte, A.Gauruča // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientifical conference (Rēzekne, 2015.g. 22.-23.maijs) / Rēzeknes Augstskola. - Rēzekne, 2015. - 3.daļa, [457.]-464.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nordic walking or traditional walking in patients with intermittent claudication : a critical review / I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, V.Arnis // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientifical conference (Rēzekne, 2015.g. 22.-23.maijs) / Rēzeknes Augstskola. - Rēzekne, 2015. - 3.daļa, [612].-618.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nordic walking for patients of type II diabetes mellitus : a critical review / I.Upeniece, D.Smite, V.Arnis // Spring University / ATEE. - No.1 (2014), p.108-112. - Kopsav. latviešu val.

Upeniece, Irēna. Lifelong education : in time and space / I.Upenietze // Ярославский педагогический вестник. - Т.II (Психолого-педагогические науки), N 1 (2013), с.191-193. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://vestnik.yspu.org/releases/2013_1pp/38.pdf. - Kopsav. krievu val.

Uz problēmu balstītā pieeja pieaugušo izglītībā / I.Upeniece, K.Mārtinsone, V.Arnis, I.Ķīsis // Pieaugušo izglītība : rakstu krājums / sast. K.Mārtinsone. - Rīga, 2012. - 129.-136.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Upeniece I., Šidla S., Wienberg I. "Use of Professional Terminology for Health Sport Specialist at work "page 271, theses RSU, 2018


Upeniece I., Sarkalns J., Vīnberga I. "Use of smartphone sports applications in sports Promotion ", p. 157, thesis RSU 2017


Upeniece, Irene. The motivation of children to deal with taekwondo / I.Upeniece, P.Nazarov // 2016

Arnis, Voldemārs. Latvijas vadošo komandu hokejistu antropometriskie rādītāji / V.Arnis, I.Upeniece, R.Upenieks // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 41.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nūjošanas nodarbību ietekme uz ķermeņa kompozīciju / I.Upeniece, I.Meirande, D.Šmite // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 40.lpp.

Arnis, Voldemārs. Dažādas intensitātes nūjošanas nodarbību ietekme uz aerobajām darbaspējām un ķermeņa kompozīciju / V.Arnis, L.Hofmane, I.Upeniece // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 175.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nūjošanas ietekme uz veselības rādītājiem pacientiem ar 2. tipa cukura diabētu : sistemātisks literatūras pārskats / I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, V.Arnis // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 460.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Olimpiskā izglītība pasaulē / I.Upeniece, V.Arnis // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 471.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Pensionāru biedrību dalībnieku fiziskā aktivitāte Pierīgā / I.Upeniece, D.Moroza, V.Arnis // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 67.lpp.

Hoferte, Maruta. Sabiedrības informētība par balsta un kustību aparāta stiprināšanas nozīmi cilvēka veselībai un dzīves kvalitātes uzlabošanai / M.Hoferte, I.Upeniece, L.Rudovska // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 73.lpp.

Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes studentu aerobās darbaspējas un to izmaiņas studiju laikā / A.Voldemārs, I.Upeniece, I.Vinberga, M.Hoferte, I.Kalniņa // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 56.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Pētījumi par nūjošanas ietekmi uz veselību / I.Upeniece // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 69.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. The nordic walking in type II diabetes mellitus patients [Elektroniskais resurss] : literature review / I.Upeniece, V.Arnis, D.Šmite // 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation "Rehabilitation in Baltic States 2020: policy and practice" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-19, 2013) : Abstract book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Rīga, 2013. - P.31-32, on CD-ROM.

Fiziskās aktivitātes Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes studējošo veselības sporta speciālistu dzīves gājuma laikā / I.Upeniece, V.Arnis, I.Vinberga, M.Hoferte // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 61.lpp.

Rehabilitācijas studentiem raksturīgākais zinību apguves uztveres veids / I.Upeniece, V.Arnis, I.Vinberga, M.Hoferte // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 348.lpp.

RSU studentu aerobās darbspējas, to atkarība no dažādiem faktoriem un paaugstināšanas iespējas / V.Arnis, I.Vinberga, I.Upeniece, M.Hoferte // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 138.lpp.

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Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Koļesņikova
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Manager
Lauma Spriņģe
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme, Leading Researcher (Acting)
Uģis Ciematnieks
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Kristaps Circenis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff