In 2014, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport celebrated its 45th anniversary.
Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport is a modern, two-faculty sports college with first, second and third cycle degree courses and the Academy of Physical Education and Sport Lifelong Learning Centre, which offers attractive post-graduate studies, supplementary courses and training.
Apart from the Faculty of Physical Education which offers studies in the fields of physical education, sport and physiotherapy, there is the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation, where we have created an abundant offer of practical specialities within the field of tourism and recreation studies.
Our University has an exceptionally abundant array of sports and teaching facilities. Our “pearl in the crown” is Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport National Sailing Centre in the Gdańsk district of Górki Zachodnie, opened in 2006 and constantly expanded since then.
In 2013 our college launched the Physical Effort and Sports Genetics Laboratory, which is a state-of-the-art development unique in Europe.
Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport has active partnerships with other colleges in Poland and abroad, is a member of the Erasmus and Cirius programmes and has signed agreements with numerous institutions and sports federations.
In 2014, together with the City of Sopot, the University of Physical Education and Sport was the co-organiser of the World Indoor Track and Field Championships, where the facilities of the University of Physical Education and Sport served as the training base for athletes from the entire world.
Our abundant teaching offer is directed not only to students, but also to college graduates and everyone interested in getting an education in the fields of physical education, sport, physiotherapy, tourism and recreation. Besides bachelor’s and master’s degree courses, the University of Physical Education and Sport offers an abundant selection of post-graduate studies, training and supplementary courses, as well as doctoral studies in physical culture sciences.
However, first and foremost, the University of Physical Education and Sport is about people. The staff and students of the University of Physical Education and Sport include many distinguished academics who work with athletes at the largest sports events (e.g. the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi), as well as trainers and athletes, who included Gold Medallists from the Olympic Games in Beijing: gymnast Leszek Blanik and rower Adam Korol, together with Natalia Partyka, who won a gold medal in the Paraolympic Games.