Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport was founded on November 8, 1930. The opening ceremony of the Transcaucasian State Institute of Physical Education was held in the present building of Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society. The main objectives of the Institute was to train teachers of physical education, coaches, medical methodologists for the support of physical education and sport.
The first group of highly qualified specialists, 39 students (6 girls, 33 boys), graduated from the Institute in 1933
In 1936, Transcaucasian State Institute of Physical Education was renamed into Azerbaijan State Institute of Physical Education
Renamed into Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport
More than 30000 specialists graduated from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport
Today, Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sport is higher education school that provides all the possibilities to prepare highly qualified specialists in the field of sport education. The Academy has set a goal to bring sport education to world standards, to improve the quality of education and to prepare competitive professionals to international labor market. From 2016, successive reforms are carried out at the Academy, a whole new infrastructure is created (e-library, laboratories, fast internet), educational opportunities are expanded (distant and online education opportunities, ICT, exchange of students and academic staff, scientific research work), international experience is studied and international cooperation are established.