The Vasil Levski National Sports Academy is a higher education institution, which specializes in teaching coaching, physical education and kinesitherapeutics.
It was established in 1942 by Tsar Boris III as the Higher School for Physical Education and renamed to the Higher Institute for Physical Education and Sport (VIF) during 1953-1995. Some people still referred to the National Sports Academy as VIF.
he National Sports Academy offers programmes at the three academic degrees:
4- year programmes (full time studies) – 240 ECTS
1-2 year programmes after completed Bachelor’s degree – min. 60 ECTS
Term of studying – at least 3 years after completed Master’s degree
The National Sports Academy provides fundamental education at Bachelor degree in the following fields:
Coach in … (55 types of sport)
Coach in adapted physical activity and sport
Teacher in Physical Education
Kinesitherapy / Physiotherapy
Since 2005 the NSA applies the European Credit Transfer System – ECTS