School of Physical Education and Sports


Recreation, meaning “evaluation of free time”, would be the first department in this area in Turkey, which would launch its academic program at Haliç University Graduate School of Physical Education and Sports. The graduates, who would play a key role in reducing intense workload due to technological advancements, would be employed as specialists in Istanbul and other tourism areas.


It aims to educate professionals, who have knowledge of the anatomical, physiological and psychological structure of human organism, link sports branches to sports technologies, assess psycho-social aspects of the human being, have knowledge of behavioral sciences, have the ability to plan a professional life, encourage participation and serve for public health and social cohesion in this perspective. 

Sports disciplines are as old as human history, which were shaped by direct or indirect skills of human developed through its struggle against nature. The rapid change in science and technology, especially after the Industrial Revolution, has brought intense urbanization and work specialization alongside the changes in human life, and intended to match the need for qualified labor by encouraging individuals in sports education and development of personal skills directed towards contributing to cultivation of potential sportsmen in the country.

Sports Clubs,
Private Industrial Institutions,
General Directorate of Youth and Sports,
 Provincial Directorates of Youth and Sports,
 Youth Camps,
Special Administrations,
Education institutions.

Sports Management

The requirements to be accepted to the Sports Management Program are; to have general knowledge of sports, to have healthy and strong physical condition, to be interested in mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and the Turkish Language and Literature, and to be able to communicate easily with creative people. It is required to be successful in sports biology, sports biochemistry, athletics, sports psychology, functional anatomy, sports biomechanics, psychomotor development, first aid in sports, swimming, basketball, tennis, skilled at learning in sports, sports philosophy and history, sports health, social anthropology, sports technology and the like, alongside the core courses offered by the program. Furthermore, it is required to be successful in courses covered by the four year academic program to be able to complete the program.

Professional internships entitled “Professional Experience and Practice I, II, III, and IV” are compulsory for graduation. Professional Experience and Practice I aims to develop sensitivity towards the educational courses in terms of professional experience through recognition of the profession compatible with the chosen specialization area of sports management such as sports institutions, resorts, companies, marketing and merchandising companies for sport products and so on.

Professional Experience and Practice II; aims to apply the practice of professional theory, gained through educational life, to the work place and to develop observation, investigation and reporting techniques and applications.

Professional Experience and Practice III-IV; aims to take managerial responsibility with the help of courses directed towards professional experience and practice in the areas of specialization.

Successful graduates would obtain an undergraduate diploma and “Sports Manager” title. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree may initially start working in large tourism institutions and various organizations as a sports manager and sports specialist.

In this Department, compulsory English Preparatory program is being implemented.


The Sports Management Program to be launched in the 2008-2009 academic year aims to educate international sports managers, who have appropriate English speaking and writing skills matching with developing sports potential in our country.


Graduates of the Sports Management Program; may be employed in physical education and sports departments in universities and health, culture and sports departments, as well as departments of sports sciences, sports centers, and Central and Provincial Directorates of Youth and Sports Organizations.

Furthermore, graduates are also employed in sports health centers, sports federations, sports clubs of public and private organizations, fitness centers, large tourism organizations, institutions and organizations dealing with sports tourism, military schools and sports clubs, and sports clubs of schools.