University of Thessaly

Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS) was established 21 years ago. It has 22 academic faculty staff, 9 teaching and laboratory staff and 11 technical and administrative staff. The department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of University of Thessaly has a strong research profile.

The objectives of DPESS are to: promote public awareness of the importance of physical activity as a main contributor to the improvement of health and quality of life; cultivate and promote Physical Education and Sports Science through theoretical and applied teaching and research; provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for their scientific and career development; contribute to the advancement of Greek Sports and to promote the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical behavior and fair play; and to promote exercise levels of the Greek population.Faculty members of the DPESS strive through research and education to achieve the vision of the DPESS: “to be nationally and internationally recognized as the Greek agent for excellence in exercise science, sport, health and quality of life.

Indeed, in its last external Audit Report, the DPESS was described as “a leading institution for physical education and sports science in Greece and a respected institution at an international level”.