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Historical background   Distinguished coaches, graduates of NSA   Famous athletes   Eminent personalities of NSA   Doctor honoris causa   Honorary professor  

The National sports academy has over 60 years’ history. We can outline the following landmarks:

  1. 1942 – His Majesty King Boris III founds with a decree the Higher school for physical education;
  2. 1953 – The Council of ministers approves with a decree the name Higher institute for physical education and sport;
  3. 1967 – The Sport-pedagogical faculty and the Faculty for mass health and healing physical culture are differentiated;
  4. 1973 – The Scientific council of Theory and methods of the physical education and sports training (including methods of remedial gym) is founded. It awards the scientific degrees Doctor and Doctor of science, approbates the attainment of academic ranks;
  5. 1974 – The specialized training for highly qualified sportsmen is introduced;
  6. 1991 – The Linguistic center for language preparation of foreign students and post-graduate students is founded;
  7. 1995 – With a resolution of the National Assembly the Higher institute for physical education and sport is renamed in National sports academy. A new, modern school building is opened.
  8. 1999 - With a resolution of the National Assembly the name National sports academy “Vasil Levski” is legalized.


More information about the history of NSA can be found in the heading Historical background.

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