Department of Sport

1 Parādes Street, Rooms 221, 324
1 Kandavas Street, Sports Complex
Phone: +371 65471552
E-mail: pppk[at]

Department of Sport is a structural unit of Daugavpils University, Faculty of Education and Management. It was founded on February 18, 2013.

Scientific directions:

  • Theory and Methodologies of Sport;
  • Pedagogy and Psychology of Sport;
  • Humanistic Approach in Education of Sport;
  • History of Sport.

Activities of Department:

  • To implement professional bachelor study programme „Teacher” (one of the offered qualifications is ‘Teacher of Sports’) and professional master study programme „Education”;
  • To organize sport events of different levels at Daugavpils University and in the Republic of Latvia;
  • To secure work of sport sections;
  • To foster scientific work in science in cooperation with other universities and institutions in Latvia and abroad;
  • To disseminate a healthy lifestyle;
  • To foster the development and participation of various kinds of sport in international and local sport events.

World championships and European championships: basketball, football, volleyball, free style wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, athletics, karate, fencing, swimming, trophy raid and others.

Baltic championships: Schenker League championship in volleyball, Latvian – Lithuanian cross border championship in basketball, Greco-Roman wrestling championship, championship of Baltic countries in karate.

Championship in Latvia and Latvian Olympic games: Latvian women’s basketball league, Latvian karate championship, Latvian frisbee championship and others.

Latvia Higher Institutions’ Universiade in swimming, volleyball, basketball, frisbee, free style wrestling, aesthetic gymnastics, weight lifting of balls and others.

Local level competitions:  Daugavpils city championship in volleyball and basketball, Daugavpils karate championship and others.



Position Degree/ Name, Surname Contacts
Head of the Department
  Dr. paed. Sergejs Čapulis sergejs.capulis[at]
Academic Staff
Professor Dr. paed. Elfrīda Krastiņa elfridak[at]
Lecturer Mg. paed. Irina Kazakeviča kazakevi4a[at]
Lecturer Mg. paed. Arnolds Kovaļevskis arnolds_du[at]
Lecturer Mg. paed. Nikolajs Romaņenko nikolajsromanenko[at]
Lecturer Mg. paed. Natālija Geriņa natalijagerina[at]
Sports Organizer Mg. paed. Valentīna Maklakova vaditos[at]
Assisting Personal
Secretary Mg.philol. Zane Zariņa


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