THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS AND TOURISM
The Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism (Academic building No. 11, room 107a) was set up as a successor to the Faculty of Physical Education of Karelian State Pedagogic Academy. Currently the Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism is the main center for training specialists in physical education and sports, tourism and life safety in the Republic.
The Graduates of the Institute meet all the modern requirements of the employers and are qualified specialists in physical education and sports, tourism and life safety. They have all the necessary skills, experience in project activities, and are motivated to pursue further training and lifelong education.
Modern training of specialists is mainly determined by the educational, research and sports activities done by the highly qualified academic staff of the Institute: Professors, Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors, Masters of Sports, Merited Coaches and Honored Worker of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism.
All this allows to train specialists of high qualification that are in demand in various areas of sports and physical training and tourism in the Republic of Karelia and outside.
The Institute of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism takes an active part in the activities of the Student Sport Union of the Republic of Karelia.
The students of the Institute take part in the All-Russian Student Games, and have the opportunity to travel to the Republican, All-Russian and international tournaments and competitions.
The Department of Tourism offers several foreign languages courses (English, Finnish, French and German) and additional specialty “Interpreter in the sphere of professional communication” (the English language).
Many graduates have become excellent physical education teachers and coaches, teachers of specialized secondary and higher educational institutions. Among them are the Honored Teachers of Russia: I. Zorin, I. Achepovskii, V. Sinitsina, the Honored Teachers of the Republic of Karelia A. Bulatov, A. Kovaleva, V. Yarygin, V. Fedosov and others.
The students and the graduates of the Institute make a substantial contribution to the sports in the Republic of Karelia. They have successfully represented the Russian Federation with national and youth picked teams in world competitions:
M. Antipov – the Honored Master of Sports, the World Combat Sambo Champion;
Yu. Ivanov – the Master of Sports of International Level, the Olympian, head coach of the USSR national ski jumping team;
A. Smirnov – the Master of Sports of International Level in athletics, the Champion of Russia, the prize-winner of the Europe Cup, the Olympian;
T. Vodolazova – the bronze prize-winner of the World Championship among Youth;
A. Balandin – the Honored Master of Sports, the member of the national artistic gymnastics team of the Russian Federation;
H. Muradov – the Master of Sports of International Level in combat sambo;
L. Yakovlev and Yu. Yakovleva – the Honored Coaches of the Russian Federation, who have trained the Honored Master of Sports, the five-time Olympic champion, the Hero of Russia, Larisa Lazutina.
The graduates of the Institute have also been successful in politics, management and business:
A.M. Voronov – the Minister of Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Karelia;
V.G. Philin – the Head of the Directorate for Physical Education, Sports and Youth Policy of the city of Petrozavodsk (2013).