Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism

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Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism

    Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE)" is the largest higher educational establishment in the sphere of physical culture and sport in Russia and abroad.

     During its existence SCOLIPE established itself as the leading sports university for training highly qualified specialists. During its activity the university has prepared more than 50 thousand specialists of higher qualification, including about 4 thousand foreign professionals from 115 countries.

    Among the university students and graduates there are over 170 Olympic, European and World champions, such as Lev Yashin, Irina Rodnina, Valeriy Kharlamov, Svetlana Zhurova, Pavel Bure, Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Dmitry Bulykin, Dmitry Sychev, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Dmitry Nosov, Adelina Sotnikova, Aliya Mustafina and many others.
The leading role of SCOLIPE among other sports and physical eduaction profile universities is caused by its high scientific potential and participation of the highly-qualified teaching staff in the educational process. Among the faculty members there are Honored Workers of Physical Education, Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation, Honored Workers of Culture of the Russian Federation. Classes are conducted by more than 60 Doctors and Professors, academicians and corresponding members of RAE, Honored Workers of Higher School of the Russian Federation, Honored Coaches of the USSR and the Russian Federation, Honored Masters of Sports and Masters of Sports of International class.


    SCOLIPE specialists conduct important research on theory and methodology of sports training, optimization of high-class athletes preparation for the Olympic Games, World and European Championships. Research efforts are aimed at identifying and implementing in practice the most effective means, forms and methods of physical, technical, tactical, psychological and theoretical training of athletes.

   The scientific team makes a great contribution to the year-round and long-term sports preparation planning rationalization, to the improvement of teaching, medical and physiological control during training. Much attention is paid to youth sport, the problems of restoration and athletic performance increase.

   Today SCOLIPE trains about 6468 people, including 291 foreign students. The university has 41 departments and masters, postgraduate and doctoral studies. SCOLIPE includes the Institute of Sport and Physical Education, the Institute of Humanities, the Institute of Tourism, Recreation, Rehabilitation and Fitness, the Institute of Scientific and Pedagogics Education.

   Also, preparation of specialists is carried out at the Institute of Advanced Training and Professional retraining, the Intersectoral Regional Center of Advanced Training and Professional retraining "Coach high school". The Scientific Research Institute of Sport, the Scientific Research Institute of Sports Medicine and the Sports Historical Museum carry out their activity on the University's basis.

   Employees of SCOLIPE Scientific Research Institute of Sport and Sports Medicine perform carry out the work on the integration of science in higher education, develop innovative methods and technologies and apply them in the sphere of physical education and sport. Implementation of modern technologies in the sphere of sports medicine to the University educational space is carried out at the Scientific Research Institute of Sports Medicine.
Sports facilities of the University are unique: 17 specialized halls, track and field arena with artificial turf, 3 shooting galleries, indoor ice rink for ice sports, swimming pool with three tubes, including hopping tube, stadium with a football field and track and field sectors, 10 outdoor and 4 indoor tennis courts, Universal sports and entertainment complex (USEC SCOLIPE), specialized platform for technical sports (кarting, motorcycle, bicycle, etc.), climbing wall, Academy of sports and applied arts (ASPE).



    SCOLIPE pride is Central Branch Scientific Library, one of the largest physical educational and sports libraries in the world. It has more than 650 thousand units. The Library is a complex information system aimed at providing educational process and scientific research in the sphere of physical education and sport, as well as related disciplines.
SCOLIPE is a dynamically developing university with a rich history and traditions. University staff constantly aspires to greater heights.
In spring 2007 SCOLIPE became the winner among universities, introducing innovative educational programs within the priority national project "Education".
Following the results of the program realization SCOLIPE purchased and deployed laboratory equipment for the scientific and research complex stands, developed new educational programs, modernized University's material and technical base, opened multimedia and computer classes, problematic mini-labs etc. All this provides a consistent, integrated and qualitative education of the SCOLIPE graduates.