Lithuanian Sports University

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Lithuanian Sports University
Lietuvos sporto universitetas
Lithuanian Sports University
Established 1934 (1934)
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Habil. Arvydas Skurvydas
Academic staff 193
Admin. staff 125
Students 2,928
Location Kaunas,  Lithuania
Campus Urban
Former names Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education

The Lithuanian Sports University (Lithuanian: Lietuvos sporto universitetas, LSU), formerly Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, is the only state-supported institution of tertiary physical education in Kaunas, Lithuania. It has the university status. Since its establishment, the academy is headquartered in Žaliakalnis neighbourhood of Kaunas, in close proximity to the Kaunas Sports Hall and the S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium, adjacent to the Ąžuolynas Park.


Lithuanian Sports University main campus in winter

It was established in 1934 as the Higher Courses of Physical Education. The Lithuanian National Institute of Physical Education was founded in 1945. The institute has been renamed to Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education in 1999. Since its foundation the institution has trained over 13,000 teachers of physical education, sports coaches and other qualified specialists.


The different University sports clubs are set up at the Academy: football clubs LKKA ir Teledema Kaunas, basketball clubs Viktorija and LSU-Baltai (Atletas), handball club LKKA–Žalgiris, weightlifting club Lokys, volleyball club Svaja, Greco-Roman wrestling club Lokys, swimming club Kiras, sports aerobics club Šėlsmas.[1]


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Coordinates: 54°53′54″N 23°56′04″E / 54.89833°N 23.93444°E / 54.89833; 23.93444