Institute of Physical Education and Sports


The Institute was established on the basis of the Department of Physical Education and Sports, which opened in 1989 in the Togliatti Branch of Samara State Pedagogical University.

We train not only professional athletes and coaches, but also managers in the area of Physical Education, specialists in the field of Adaptive Physical Education, teachers and professors of sports disciplines in educational institutions.

 You can find all the necessary things for effective gymnastics training, track and field, sports and outdoor games, skiing, swimming, tourism, new sports and adapted physical education. Among our teachers there are 11 Doctors and 17 Candidates of Science, there are practicing coaches and professional athletes.


Директор ИФКиС Валентина Балашова

The Head of the Institute is Doctor of Education, Professor Valentina Fedorovna Balashova.

She is the author of a monograph, teaching aids and articles. She teaches classes in such disciplines as "Physical Education" (section "Swimming"), "Basic Types of Physical Culture Activities" (section "Sports Games"), and «Technologies of Physical Culture».

She is Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation, she is awarded with a distinction "For Achievements in the Development of Physical Education and Sports”  by the Federal Agency for Physical Education and Tourism of the Russian Federation.    

Undergraduate and Post-graduate Education


At the now, in the Institute of Physical Education and Sports grants the following Bachelor degrees:

 Physical Education

 Physical education for physically challenged persons (adaptive physical education)

 Physical Rehabilitation and Recreation Tourism

 Postgraduate education. Master's degree:

 Physical Education for Physically Challenged Persons

- Adaptive physical education

Campus life

Besides study, students of the Institute of Physical Education and Sports take part in extracurricular life of TSU.

Each year senior student organize a ceremony of initiation for freshmen, by giving a concert and organizing an adventure game to test the freshmen’s “strength”. The students participate in the talent show "Student Spring”, they participate in different dance groups of TSU. At the end of May, they traditionally visit the Grushinsky Festival with students from other Institutes.

During the whole academic year, students of the Institute of Physical Education and Sports work as volunteers at sports championships for physically challenged children, organize sports festivals in orphanages and boarding schools, take part in the All-Russia Handball Festival in Togliatti as organizers and contestants.

Also our students are members of different sports clubs at the University, and take part in city, regional and all-Russia competitions.

At the annual reception of the Rector they are awarded with honorary diplomas and distinctions as the best sportsmen of TSU.