NATIONAL SPORT ACADEMY<br />"VASSIL LEVSKI"
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Prof. Lachezar Stefanov, Ph.D.

Faculty of Sport
Deapartment of Physiology and Biochemistry
Physiology
Contacts:
Stud. grad: +359 2 4014 279 / room 312
E-mail: luchos@nsa.bg

Employment History

NSA "Vasil Levski"

  • Professor in the Department of "Physiology and Biochemistry" from 13.11.2023
  • Associate Professor in the Department of "Physiology and Biochemistry" from 27.12.2007
  • Senior Assistant in the Department of "Physiology and Biochemistry" from 26.IX.2001
  • Senior Assistant in the Department of "Physiology and Biochemistry" from 28.II.1996
  • Assistant in the Department of "Physiology and Biochemistry" from 1.VI.1990 to 28.II.1996

 

  • District Dentist at IV City Polyclinic and XXVII City Polyclinic in Sofia from 1988 to June 1990
  • District Dentist at the 5th Energy Block of Kozloduy NPP from 1985 to 1988
  • Military Service from 1978 to 1980

Education and Training

  • 1980 – 1985 – "Medical Academy" – Sofia
  • Faculty of Dentistry - Master's Degree

Academic Growth

  • Educational and scientific degree - Doctor since 24.03.2003 in the scientific specialty 05.07.05 "Theory and methodology of physical education and sports training (including methodology of therapeutic physical culture)".
  • Academic position - Associate Professor since 27.12.2007 in the scientific specialty 05.07.05 "Theory and methodology of physical education and sports training (including methodology of therapeutic physical culture)".
  • Academic position - Professor since 16.10.2023 in "Professional field" - 7.6. "Sports"


Social Skills and Competencies

Responsibility in performing official duties, communicativeness, and social engagement. Effective teamwork, excellent communication skills.

Organizational Skills and Competencies

Skills in resolving complex situations and overcoming crises in scientific research and teaching activities. Uses modern presentation techniques and provides strong feedback to students. Controls the execution of every detail with the necessary precision. Experience and skills in coordinating and managing the scientific research and teaching process.

Additional Information

  • Teaches in the bachelor's programs of all faculties at NSA. Participates in master's programs and continuing education courses at NSA.
  • Author of various devices used in scientific research and teaching, published in national and international journals.
  • Attachment to a Kymograph for recording a series of fatigue curves in isolated frog muscle in the educational process.
  • LED perimeter for testing visual-motor reaction time in different areas of the visual field with a device for tracking central gaze fixation.
  • Hardware and software for conducting the Wingate anaerobic test.
  • Wireless, digital, turbine flow meter for measuring pulmonary ventilation.
  • Wireless system for measuring pedal force in cycling.
  • Recipient of the following sports awards: XXVII National Weightlifting Championship for Veterans – Powerlifting on 24.VI.2001 – Sofia – 1st place; New Year's Powerlifting Tournament "Alexander Genov" 2001 – 1st place; New Year's Powerlifting Tournament "Alexander Genov" 2002 – 1st place.

Publication Activity

  • Author of over 50 scientific articles, some of which are in foreign publications in English.
  • Participated in over 20 scientific congresses and symposia.
  • Author of the textbooks "Human Physiology" and "Sports Physiology".
  • Published the scientific monographs "Physiology of Strength Training" and "Methods for Determining the Anaerobic Threshold".

Project Activity

Leader of 3 successfully completed scientific projects funded by NSA, and participation in projects funded by the Medical Academy, MMS, and MON.

Participation in Committees and Councils:

  • One of the founders of the master's program "Sports, Fitness, Health"
  • From 2008 to 2011, a member of the "Expert Council on Science" at NSA.
  • From 2008 to 2019, a member and chairman of the certification committee for the teachers of the Faculty of Sports at NSA.
  • From 2008 to 2019, a member of the faculty council of the "Coaching Faculty" at NSA.