The Department of Physical Education and Sport Science was founded in 1993 and the first students were admitted during the Academic year 1994-1995; DPESS now is part of the School of Physical Education, Sport Science and Dietetics. The Department is in the 150 km2 Karies campus, Trikala. The total surface area of the infrastructure is 3000 m2 consisted of fully equipped laboratories, library, teaching classrooms, teleconferencing facilities, IT and staff offices. Moreover, the campus includes outdoor sport facilities and courts, an amphitheater and teaching classrooms of 1000m2.

Mission and Objectives
DPESS objectives are: a) to cultivate and promote Physical Education and Sports Science through theoretical and applied teaching and research,  b) to provide graduates with all the knowledge and skills necessary for their scientific and career development c) To contribute to the advancement of Greek Sports and to promote the ideals of sportsmanship, ethical behavior and fair play. d) To promote public awareness of the importance of exercise as a main contributor to the improvement of health and quality of life.


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The facilities (Karyes Campus)


Number of active undergraduate students 850
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 74
Number of faculty members 25
Number of permanent teaching staff members 13
Number of laboratory and teaching staff members 3
Number of laboratory support members 1
Number of administrative staff members 7
Total area 150 acres
Laboratories, outdoor courts, classrooms, computer room, videoconferencing rooms, etc. 4.000 m2
Research laboratories 4
Planned prospective facilities

Indoor Gym

Teaching Building

Amphitheater and classrooms 1.000 m2

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