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The Institute of Physical

Education and Sports

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The Herzen University Institute of Physical Education and Sport is one of Russia’s oldest educational institutions in the field. Today we are the leading Russian centre of education and research in training teachers of physical education and sport.

Our graduates and academics are at the forefront of physical culture, sport and fitness. Apart from being outstanding athletes, they are also successful teachers, coaches and instructors.

Our Benefits

  • Regular Russian and international conferences, forums and seminars focusing on education in the field of physical education and sport

  • Close ties with numerous educational and sports organizations from around the world: the USA, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan, among other countries

  • Professional training of teachers, coaches, and experts in adapted physical education

Academic Staff

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    Olympic Champions

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    World Champions

  • 12

    Masters of Sport

  • 8

    Doctors of Sciences

  • 40

    Candidates of Sciences

Famous graduates


Is a three-time Olympic champion, seven-time World Champion in artistic gymnastics, and two-time Champion of Europe. He is the only athlete to win a medal in each of the eight gymnastics events at one Olympics. Mr Dityatin teaches at Herzen University and is also head of the Herzen University Department of Gymnastics and Fitness Technologies.


Is a champion of Europe, Asia and Russia, an Olympic medalist, and also a winner and medalist of various continental and international tournaments. A big name in Russian cycling today, she is a graduate of Herzen University.


Was a Soviet pair skater, an Honoured Master of Sport, and a two-time Olympic champion. She graduated from Herzen University.

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