Home » Sports Courses

Sports Courses



Spring Semester Sports Courses

During the spring semester, Physical Education and Sports Center will be offering courses. Participants may register at any of the Sports Halls.

Registration Dates: February 5-11, 2024

Course Date: February 12, 2024

For Info: 290 1993, 290 3186, 290 5351, spor@bilkent.edu.tr



Group Exercise Programs

Dormitories Sports Hall

4:40 – 5:30 p.m. Pilates
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Tae-Bo/HAT
6:40 – 7:30 p.m. Streching

6:00 – 6:50 p.m. Yoga

4:40 – 5:30 p.m. Full Body Strength
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Zumba
6:40 – 7:30 p.m. Yoga

5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Zumba
6:40 – 7:30 p.m. Yoga

4:40 – 5:30 p.m. Pilates
6:40 – 7:30 p.m. Tae-Bo/HAT

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon Yoga

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon Yoga


Main Sports Hall

12:00 – 12:50 noon Pilates
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Zumba

12:00 – 12:50 noon Zumba
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Full Body Strength

12:00 – 12:50 noon Stretching
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Fit and Fun
6:40 – 7:30 p.m. Streching

5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Full Body Strength

12:00 – 12:50 noon Pilates
5:40 – 6:30 p.m. Fit and Fun Fit

Fit and Fun: Fun and sports all in one; A conditioning program involving cardio and local strength training.

Full Body Strength: All major muscle groups are able to trained through this workout program. The aim is improving strength and flexibility of whole body with various exercises which are accomplished by using own body weight and small apparatus, such as dumbells, elastic bands, mini and big balls, and circles.

Pilates: A method of exercise developed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, correct posture, improve general wellbeing of the body and quality of life.

Tae-Bo/ HAT: It is a method created by integrating the punches and kicks in martial arts and combining them with the core, leg, and hip toning exercises.

Stretching: A type of exercise that should be performed especially after sports activities in order to increase mobility to muscles and joints, to gain flexibility and to reduce risk of injuries. Any sports training that is finished without a stretching session should be considered incomplete. Stretching exercises which improve recovery after muscle cramps and injuries are also a part of an amazing method that helps bodily and mental relief.

Yoga: A course to heal the body while making it more flexible and enduring through movements in harmony with breathing.

Zumba: A dance– fitness program practiced with its authentic music, rhythm and choreography. Most entertaining method of exercising.


Other Sports Programs

Dormitories Sports Hall

Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:45 a.m. – 13:15 p.m.

Monday, Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. Salsa (Beginner)
8:00 – 8:50 p.m. Argentino Tango (Beginner)
9:00 – 9:50 p.m. Argentino Tango (Intermediate)

Aikido: Aikido is a way of discipline, based on the medieval Japanese martial arts. As a Modern BUDO evolved following the Meiji restoration, Aikido plays a role to be a mean to convey an individual to spiritual maturity through martial arts. Besides improving physical and mental wellbeing, it allows an individual to research and develop the emotional universe out of the intellect.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Although Jiu-Jitsu literally means ‘gentle art’, it is one of the most effective defense/fighting disciplines known today. Basically, it is aimed to neutralize/immobilize the opponent by addressing the principles of angle and leverage. This discipline, which has many standing and ground techniques, allows the practitioner to defend himself even when his back is on the ground.

Fencing: “Fencing” is a sport that involves combat with specialized weapons such as the foil, épée, or sabre. Fencers compete to score points against their opponents by making valid touches. The sport follows specific rules and regulations, including defined target areas for valid hits.

Judo: Consists of the combination of the words “ju” meaning softness, flexibility, courtesy and non-hardness and “do” meaning the way to be followed, principle and discipline. Judo is a sport branch based on certain rules and philosophy, which is formed by the combination of many mental and physical movements, which transforms techniques into behavior by the soul and body moving together. Important values to be known in judo sport are self-control (self-control), sincerity and reliability, humility, responsibility, respect and courtesy.

Taekwondo: Which means “striking with feet and hands” in Korean, is mainly based on defence techniques with kicks and strikes and aims to provide physical and mental development through disciplined training.


Main Sports Hall

Monday, Wednesday, 7:40 – 9:10 p.m. (Beginner-Intermediate)

Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

BADMINTON (Main Sports Hall)
Friday: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

TABLE TENNIS (Main Sports Hall)
Tuesday, Thursday: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Beginner),
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate-Advanced)

Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Beginner: The level involving “forehand”-“backhand” practices where fundamental techniques are learned.
Intermediate-Advanced: The level involving “drop shot”, “spin”, “block”, “service” practices.

Fit Boxing: It is a cardiovascular training that includes the fundamentals of boxing training with fitness exercises that increase physical endurance, improve agility and coordination.

Folk Dances: In folk dances, it is a collective or individual dance form with essential, rhythmic, flashy and sometimes dramatic elements, whose origin is unknown and therefore anonymized.

Kendo: Kendo (way of the sword) is a modern Japanese martial art that uses protective armor and bamboo swords.The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana (sword).

Orienteering : Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport where participants use a map and a compass to find their way in an urban setting or in the forest. They have to reach set of control points marked on the map. Orienteering depends not only on physical fitness but also to read the map and build an effective strategy to get from one point to the other. Therefore orienteering is defined as “the only sport where the weaker can beat the stronger”.


TENNIS Courses – Weekly Programs


Place: Indoor Tennis Courts

Beginner: A healthy and fun course where you can develop tennis skills such as holding the racket, fundamental “forehand”, “backhand”, “vole” and “service”, keeping the ball in the game in the mini court to play tennis matches with simple rules and soft balls.

Intermediate: A course where after developing fundamental tennis skills, you build on “forehand”, “backhand”, “vole” and “service” skills with “spin”, “slice”, “lob”, “drop shot”, “slam” variations of these shots to increase your game and match experience with powerful and deep shots in the full court.

Advanced: The purpose of this level is to master the fundamental and advanced tennis shots, to experience and improve techniques and strategies for single and double matches.


SQUASH Courses – Weekly Programs

Beginner: The level where skills such as holding the racket, “forehand” and “backhand” shots, “service” are learned along with fundamental rules.

Intermediate: The level where starting matches, simple strategies, dominating the T, effective service reception, parallel shots and detailed rules are learned.

Advanced: The level where strategies based on the competitor, effective service reception, blind spot control, responding to balls on corners and stepping exercises are learned.


Bilkent University Sports Events – Tournaments
Spring Run, Zumba Master Class, Yoga Master Class, Pound Fit, Fit / Swim Challenge, Cardio Weeks, Trekking, Cycling Tour. “Bilkent Sports Games” Badminton-Squash-Swimming-Table Tennis -Tennis -Track & Field Weeks, Step Challenge, Basketball Tournaments (5X5) / (3X3), Football Tournaments (MEN) (Mini Football Fields), Volleyball Tournaments (4×4)

Note: Undergraduate students can participate in all programs free of charge.