The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the oldest higher education institution in Greece. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. The University is organized into 32 faculties and departments. With over 120.000 students and 1200 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with over 200 universities world-wide. The University provides bachelor, master and doctoral studies. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations.

The School of Physical Education and Sport Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA) is made up of the following Departments:  Sport  Medicine and Biology of Exercise;  Theoretical and Social Sciences;  Sport Games; Gymnastics and Dance; Track and Field Activities; Water Sports. At present, the university has 3.791 undergraduate students; 256 graduate (master’s and doctorate programs); an academic staff of 60 professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lectures and 7 instructors.

The Faculty cooperates with academic, as well as non academic organizations like sport associations, public administration and private sector. Students have to participate in different internships during their studies (in public, private and voluntary sector). Research focuses primarily on the assessment and promotion of physical activity and health in the population as well on Coaching. In addition, staff members of the Faculty are active in community-based physical activity programming.