The University of Peloponnese and the International Olympic Academy jointly propose the establishment and operation of an undergraduate programme in English on “Olympism and Physical Education”. This programme will be taking place in Ancient Olympia and Sparta and will be addressed to foreign students from all continents.

The theoretical programme of the courses will refer to the History and Philosophy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to current educational issues on Olympism and Physical Education as well as to issues relevant to ethical integrity, technology, governance and management of major cultural and sport events.

The high level of academic studies is the main goal of both the University of Peloponnese and the IOA. There has been a long preparation process in order to achieve this goal.

The results of the postgraduate programme (operating since 2009) with topics relating to Olympic education, Organisation and management of the Olympic Games, sports and cultural events, quality in education, health, social challenges, gender equality and multiculturalism were of very high academic level with the corresponding prestige.Presidents of National Olympic Committees, Directors of National Olympic Academies and executives of International Federations are among the programme’s graduates.

At the same time, the operation of this undergraduate programme in English contributes to the internationalization of studies at the University of Peloponnese but also of the Greek university in general and expands its scope to the world academic map.