University of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology
or shortly KIF from Split, Croatia, is an academic, educational and research institution. If was established in 2008 and is the youngest constituent of the University of Split. However, the study of Kinesiology in Split has a long tradition. Institutional higher education of teachers of kinesiology in Split has lasted since the 1953/1954 academic year when the study of Physical education was a part of College of Education that is Academy of Education. At the moment KIF represents a respectable institution which is independently capable of offering educational, professional and scientific development of all profiles of kinesiologists (in kinesiological education, sports, kinesiological recreation and kinesiotherapy).
So far, KIF has relied exclusively on its own research and teaching staff who actively participates in professional and research projects thus creating and promoting an image of KIF in the contemporary research area. KIF’s vision is to develop regional recognition in education of enterprising, market oriented and socially involved kinesiologists as well as to improve development and transfer of scientific research and professional knowledge toward individuals and organizations in all areas of applied kinesiology and society as a whole. KIF’s mission is quality education and encouragement of scientific research and professional activity as means of contribution to individual growth and social inclusion of creative, innovative, competent and enterprising professionals and scientists in all areas of applied kinesiology, whilst entirely accepting the labor market and society.
KIF has a complete educational vertical from bachelor to doctor of science. It is a respectable scientific and educational institution educating professionals, who represent the basis for the development of all areas of kinesiology and sport. KIF’s goal is to, by integrating scientific, professional and educational activities, offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education, to ensure the mobility of students and teachers and to, acting as a modern institution, promote excellence in kinesiology profession.
KIF successfully completed two Erasmus+ projects and is currently involved in three more. It is engaged in inter-institutional Erasmus+ agreements with over 22 EU and 5 non-EU institutions. The Faculty has strong background, from researchers, through teachers to administrative services who already gained substantial experience in managing projects.