The Department of Physical Education and Sport Science was established in 1984 and the first students were admitted in the Academic year 1994-1995. The Department is located in Trikala. Initially housed in the Matsopoulos Park facilities, it has moved to the new Karyes campus on July 1999.

Four - year studies in the Department lead to a Degree in Physical Education and Sport Science qualifying its graduates to teach in all levels of Education. The focus of the studies is primarily on outdoor actrivities and sports which are greatly favoured by the surroundings of Trikala, sych as: skiing, in the Skiing Center of Pertouli, mountaineering on Mount Pindos, climbing in the Meteora Rocks, rafting in River Aspropotamos, and rowing in Lake Plastira.

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The facilities (Karyes Campus)


Number of active undergraduate students 800
Undergraduate study pathways
(forstudentsenrolledinorbefore 2017-2018’)
  • Elite Sport Performance
  • Exercise, Health and Recreation
Postgraduate (Master’s) programmes
  • Exercise & Health
  • Psychology in Psysical Education
  • Military Fitness & Wellbeing
  • Exercise, Ergo-spirometry and Rehabilitation (Interdepartmental)
  • European Master in Sport and Exercise Psychology 
Number of postgraduate students (yearly) 60
Number of PhD candidates 68
Number of faculty members 23
Number of permanent teaching staff members 9
Number of laboratory and teaching staff members 3
Number of laboratory support members 1
Number of administrative staff members 5
Number of secondment staff members 0
Total area 150 acres
Laboratories, outdoor courts, classrooms, computer room, videoconferencing rooms, etc. 3.000 m2
Research laboratories 4
Planned prospective facilities

Indoor Gym

Teaching Building

Amphitheater and classrooms 1.000 m2