The Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, was incorporated into Charles University as an Institute of Physical Education and Sport in 1959, and as a Faculty in 1965. Its mission is to educate and train professionals in sport and physical education (for children, adults and seniors, with and without special needs), military physical education, civil protection education, sport management, recreation and physiotherapy. The Bachelors and Masters programmes are grounded in both theory and practice. The study programmes of Physiotherapy and Physical Education and Sport are also taught in English.
The Faculty is also part of ERASMUS MUNDUS joint Masters degree programmes, offering the MA in Sports Ethics and Integrity in cooperation with 5 major European universities. At the Doctoral level, the Faculty offers programmes in Kinanthropology (human movement studies) and Biomechanics, in both Czech and English language.
The study programmes are supported by relevant research and enriched by co-operation at the local level with local authorities and various professional organizations, and at the international level with various foreign universities and international organizations. The Faculty has developed a considerable number of contacts with foreign universities that facilitate student and academic staff exchange, and that enable participation in joint research projects. The Faculty also provides opportunities for the education of the general public, offering a wide range of lifelong learning courses.