Academy of Physical Education and Sport

The history of the Technical School of Physical Education commences on 1st September 1952 when was founded. The breakthrough year for the Academy, was 1958 when the Academy was transferred to a new seat at Wiejska Street in Gdańsk Oliwa.

Initially, the  premises of the Academy had the lecture rooms, sports hall and students’ house. In the  following year, the Technical School was transformed into The Teachers’ School of Physical Education and in 1969 became the University School of Physical Education.

The breakthrough years in this decade were: 1992 – when the Academy obtained the right to confer the title of PhD of Sport Sciences, and 1999 – since when the Academy has had the right to confer habilitation title in the field of Sport Sciences. The above events, in particular the latter one, have moved the Academy to a university level. The subsequent years have brought a number of new PhD and habilitations. All these developments supported by new academics who have been acquired from other universities allowed to broaden the didactic offer and to open three new courses of: Physical Education, Public Health and Tourism and Recreation. Following the provisions of the Higher Education Act of 5 December 2001, the School obtained the official name of Jędrzej Śniadecki Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk.

Since 2007 the Academy has been operating as a two-faculty school. Today the School has the academic staff of 188 academics, including 47 professors and 80 doctors, who conduct lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. More than 4200 students attend the full-time, non-full-time, extramural and evening courses, both BA and MA studies. The Academy also offers postgraduate courses.

In 2007, Sport and Physiotherapy studies were opened. These developments have effectively enriched the didactic offer of the Academy. Our students can also enjoy multiple opportunities to improve their qualifications, master their skills, receive appropriate training in the fields of physical education, sport and/or recreation and obtain various certificates in the area of physical education, sport, tourism and recreation.


Academy of Physical Education and Sport
Kazimierza Górskiego 1 80-336 Gdańsk ,

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