Sports Coaching study programme: unique in Lithuania, exclusive in Europe

It is no surprise that Sports Coaching study programme receives considerable attention from university entrants every year. Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) has long history for coach training in various sports and offers possibilities that are unique in Lithuania and beyond.

“A lot of Lithuanian coaches have graduated from Sports Coaching study programme at Lithuanian Sports University; they have trained European, world and Olympic champions, who have been an object of particular national pride for several decades,” says the Director of Sports Coaching study programme Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gediminas Mamkus.

Famous athletes and coaches have taken the advantage of the knowledge provided at Lithuanian Sports University: Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna, Olympic vice-champion Austra Skujytė, European and world champion Andrius Gudžius, head coach of Lithuanian national basketball team Dainius Adomaitis, European champion boxer Eimantas Stanionis, European champions basketball players Donatas Slanina and Darius Šalenga as well as other well-known athletes and coaches.

The opportunity to study at a specialized university, where knowledge is conveyed by professionals in the field, and the opportunity to have an interesting, dynamic job is attracting more and more young people. In recent years, Sports Coaching has been among the top ten most popular study programmes in Lithuania. Last year, it was the fourth most popular study programme among students applying for state-funded and non-funded positions with the scholarships awarded or without at universities.  Therefore, everyone who is interested in sports and would like to become a coach is invited to choose Lithuanian Sports University, which provides extensive knowledge of coaching technologies delivered by experienced professionals. The university offers well-developed infrastructure, sports bases and the opportunity to get engaged in sports.

Sports Coaching study programme offers more than thirty specializations: basketball, athletic training, personal trainer, swimming, judo, boxing, cycling, football, etc. Upon completion of the study programme, graduates will be able to work as sports coaches in sports schools, sports clubs, public and private sports organizations. Graduates will be able to pursue further studies of the second cycle,” said the Director of Sports Coaching study programme Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gediminas Mamkus.

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