Established (year): 
Public University of Physical Education
Main specialization(s): 
Sport science
Tourism and recreation
Students (total): 
2.80 thousand
Academic staff: 
0.45 thousand


Academy of Physical Education in Katowice is one of six such academies in Poland and the only one in the Silesia region. It specialises in educating teachers of physical education, coaches, specialists in physical rehabilitation and specialists in recreation and tourism.

The teaching staff of the academy is composed of lecturers with established research and teaching qualifications, who in many cases are also active athletes or coaches. As a result, the staff of the academy provides not only theoretical knowledge but also develops the spirit of sportsmanship in students.

The academy can be proud of its modern and well-developed infrastructure which includes a multifunctional sports hall with two swimming pools, a squash court, a sports shooting range, a dance and fitness hall, a judo hall, three beach volleyball and handball fields, track and field stadium, a 12-meter-high and 25-meter-wide artificial climbing wall, a team sports hall with a full-size handball field, volleyball, football and basketball training fields and two weight lifting and fitness halls. It also has sport halls fully adapted for the needs of disabled people.

Our Academy has also AZS AWF Katowice, which is sport club linking various sport sections like track and field, climbing, basketball, swimming, etc. Athletes who were and are trained by our Coaches have a possibilities to check themselves on big events like World Championships or Olimpic Games.