The Mission of the College of Physical Culture and Public Health is to promote health and active lifestyles in students and communities. This mission is supported by the College’s core values and based on student-centeredness, the pursuit of a high quality of life, professionalism, commitment to learning, and diversity. The major programs in the College aim at gaining world’s recognition and facilitating innovative and passionate teaching, relevant research, and life-enhancing service. Depending on their major, graduates are highly prepared to enter careers as physical education and school health teachers or in a wide variety of community/public health settings as well as preparing the significant qualified and specialized personnel in the physical education and sport sciences. One of the aspiring missions of the College is to participate in supporting the scholastic sport and health of society rather than preparing researchers in the sport sciences area to go higher with Ukrainian sport movement on all levels.


Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University’s College of Physical Culture and Public Health (PC&PH) was founded in 2008 during a major re-organization of the university departments and programs. Today, all of College of Physical Culture and Public Health curricula and services are under the coordination and supervision of the Dean.

Currently, the academic programs and faculty within Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University’s College of PC&PH are organized into 6 departments headed by Chairs appointed by the Dean:

Department of Physical Education for Students of the Humanities

Department of Physical Education for Students of Natural Sciences

The Department of Physical and Health Education

Department of Health Life Safety

Department of Theory and Methodology of Physical Education and Sport

ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)

Each department offers numerous majors, minors and some departments offer opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate studies.

100 faculties in six academic departments conduct major research, teach, and engage with communities across a broad spectrum of health, wellness, and disease-prevention topics. The current structure eliminates the unnecessary duplication of classes and allows for greater communication between the programs and departments of the College of Physical Culture and Public Health. Today’s structure provides students with greater flexibility in moving from one program to another.

Our departments and centers support our faculty’s diverse research interests and community engagement practices, yielding thought-provoking findings and real world public health solutions. The scientific and educational Public Health Laboratory is to fulfill the teaching, research and sports counseling objectives primarily for staff and students of the University. The College’s centers and Olympic Center contribute to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, teaching, and community service activities. These centers and college help to advance its mission to protect and improve the health of the people of Chernivtsi, the nation, and the world.

ROTC trains experts (would-be officers in the reserve) for the Armed Forces, other military formations as well as for special purpose law enforcement agencies. Its mission is to recruit, teach, coach, mentor and commission outstanding officership, athletes and leaders who possess knowledge, capacity flexibility, stamina and conviction to proudly serve Ukraine, fostering high motivation and true patriotism.

Research and creative activities of our faculty and students are well situated within the diverse and transdisciplinary environments of the College of Physical Culture and Public Health. Through collaborative efforts with colleagues across Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University system and strategic partnerships with local and state public health agencies, community-based organizations, and corporate entities, faculty and students pursue research and creative activities that seek to advance scientific knowledge in diverse areas of public health while simultaneously making contributions to the continuing capacity of Chernivtsi public health workforce and its efforts.

Among our primary goals as the College of Physical Culture and Public Health are to:

Conduct, disseminate, and translate research and creative activity to advance physical education knowledge and health worldwide.

As we work toward this goal, faculty, staff, students, and our community partners around the globe seek to implement research and creative activities that can be characterized as followed:

Transdisciplinary: Our approaches, situated across the diverse disciplines of the College, offer a state-of-the-art and unparalleled environment for conducting work that is transdisciplinary and that offers innovative approaches to the world’s most complex public health challenges.

Community Engaged: With partnerships across the globe with community-based organizations and institutions, the College of Physical Culture and Public Health has a commitment to ensuring that research and creative activities are responsive to the needs of those on the front lines of public health.

Applied: We seek to ensure the translation of research findings into diverse settings in ways that bridge research and practice to improve the health of those in West Ukraine and beyond.

Future Oriented: The College of PC&PH understands that the future of health around the globe is dependent upon the skills and values of the next generation of researchers and practitioners. To that end, we are resolute in our commitment to student engagement in research; contribute in sport culture promotion and aspire for making sport one of the important means of bringing people together.

In terms of International Collaboration our foremost objective is to foster superior levels of educational participation and academic success among our students, and, in so doing, enable them to acquire the necessary job skills to attain entry-level positions in the fields of fitness/wellness or health care. The College of Physical Culture and Public Health collaborates with the Ștefan Cel Mare University of Suceava Universitatea, Botoşani Asociaţia ‘Floare Albastră’(Romania), Radom Academy of Economics (Radomska Wyższa Szkoła) (Poland), Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatyuk National Pedagogical University, Institute of Pedagogics and Psychology of Vocational Education (National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine), Chernivtsi Oblast Institute of Post-diploma Pedagogical Education, Lviv State University Of Physical Culture (Ukraine) to ensure that, upon completion of study, our students are prepared to respond to the current community health concerns.