The faculty of Physical Education is one of the oldest faculties in Zaporizhzhia national university and this year it will celebrate its 50-year anniversary. It was found in 1968 year but the faculty keeps developing and expanding. The priority direction of the faculty’s work is popularization of the physical education, sport activities and healthy way of life, raising the Olympic and Paralympics champions, prizewinners of national and international level such as Olha Strazheva, Denys Sylantiev, Olesia Povkh, Mariia Remen, Mariia Pomazan, Oleksii Kasianov, Serhii Frolov, Vuhar Radimov, Kyrylo Pyrohov, Liudmyla Babak, Serhii Popov and many others athletes.
The faculty provides the preparation for such specialties as “Physical Culture and Sport”, “Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy”, “Tourism”, and “Hotel-restaurant Business”. The students would be quite demanded on the trade market owing to the fact that these specialities are incredibly popular now.
The celebration events dedicated to the anniversary date will start from the new educational year. It is supposed that there will be competition in three game types of sports (mini-football, volleyball and basketball) among the student teams of Zaporizhzhia region.
The devotion of newbie freshmen in the students will take place on the island of Hortitsa with the participation of the representatives of All-Ukrainian Federation "Spas" in charge of Oleksandr Prytula, associate professor of the department of theory and methodology of physical culture and sport. The anniversary will finish with the feast which will be held at 21 September in Zaporizhzhia Academic Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after V. G. Magara. The directors of the Faculty of Physical education such as the deans of this faculty who have been in charge of it for quite a long period of time will take part in the festive evening dedicated to its anniversary. Among them are the current dean of the faculty, talented scholar, professor Mykola Malikov, and also the deans from the previous years such as Oleksandr Furmanov, Viktor Lykhodid, Valentyna Zaitseva, Svitlana Volkova, Vladyslav Kulpynskyi.