The Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Rehabilitation

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The Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Rehabilitation is one of the prominent centres for training future teachers in Odesa region, which was founded as the faculty of physical education in 1947.

One can obtain full-time undergraduate education in the main field of study “Special Education (Speech-Language Pathology)” and receive Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Students can also get the specialty “Primary Education for Children with Severe Speech Disorders”. The Institute lecturers also teach students in the specialty “Secondary Education (Physical Education)”.

There are 7 departments at the Institute: the Department of Defectology and Physical Rehabilitation, the Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Culture and Sports Subjects; the Department of Biology and Health Care, the Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education, Rehabilitation Exercises and Sports Medicine; Sport Games; Gymnastics; and the Department of Physical Education. Teaching personnel of the departments carry out research on topical issues of the above-mentioned spheres, where 7 Doctors of Sciences, professors as well as 15 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors are working. Scientific achievements of the professors B. H. Sheremet, A. I. Bosenko, T. V. Dehtiarenko, B. T. Dolynskyi, V. P. Horashchuk, P. B. Dzurynskyi, O. I. Forostian are acknowledged by a great number of researchers in the sphere of physical education, physical rehabilitation, sport, human health, ecology and special education.   

Training facilities and resources include a special library; learning and teaching rooms; athletic fields; wrestling and physical training halls, laboratories of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, valeology; a well-equipped computer centre; health and fitness rehabilitation centre located on the Black sea shore.

Every year the Institute holds regional, national and international research and practice conferences. Academic journals “Rehabilitation Problems” and “Adaptive Capabilities of Children and Youth” are published on a regular basis. The Institute collaborates with some flagship research centres of Ukraine, Poland, Belorussia, Israel, Canada, Turkey, and others. Year over year students win all-Ukraine and international research and practice contests and academic competitions.  

One can acquire postgraduate education in the following specialties: “Special Education”, “Professional Education” and “Biology”.

Student swimming, athletics and wrestling teams often win regional championships among universities. Some athletes have become winners of the Ukrainian, European and world championships and cups.    

At present, future teachers of Physical Culture and specialists of mass sporting work, who obtain Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the main field of study “Secondary Education (Physical Education)”, are trained at the Faculty.

Future specialists are provided with theoretical knowledge and do practical training at modern educational institutions (including gymnasiums, lyceums, schools with sports facilities, sports centres).

For many years, students have participated in Spartakiada Games, European, Ukrainian and world championships as well as Ukrainian Student Games among higher educational institutions. They have become active participants and winners of Olympic Games and Paralympics in athletics, figure skating, boxing, trap shooting and canoeing.

The Institute address: 4, Fontanska doroha Str., Odesa, Ukraine, 65009.

Telephone: +38-048-705-46-73.

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