How to contact us:
- address: 31-571 Krakow Al. Jana Pawla II 78
- phone: +48 12 683 12 27
- fax: +48 12 683 11 21
The University of Physical Education in Krakow (commonly known as AWF – say Ah Voo Eff – from the initial of its Polish name) originated in 1893, as a department of the Jagiellonian University. In 1951, it became an independent institution of higher education, and now it occupies its own campus. There is ample classroom and laboratory space, and an enormous sports hall – 4,026 square meters. AWF also boasts its own stadium, three dormitories housing 900 students and teachers quarters. There is also a cafeteria, as well as several snack bars, coffee shops, etc.
The total enrolment at AWF is almost 5,000. There are three major fields of study: Physical Education, Physiotherapy (more often referred to in Poland as Rehabilitation) and Tourism and Leisure.
The research facilities are good, especially for physiological and psycho-motor research. There are 2 laboratories equipped with over 56 computers.