The Institute for Physical Education and Sport (IPES) of the University of Malta was established in 2002 with the aim of providing Certificate, Diploma, Degree Courses and professional development courses in Physical Education and Sport as well as to carry out research in the same area. Physical Education has been taught at the University since the establishment of the Faculty of Education in 1978.
Through IPES, the University aims to provide high quality facilities and opportunities for sport and physical activity at recreational and competitive level for the University community, promoting a healthy lifestyle and an enhanced student experience. It also aims to develop students’ transferable skills through different roles as participants or sport leaders which may increase their employability.
The Institute strives to establish National and International links related to PE and Sport and to attract foreign students under European programmes. Current affiliations include the European Network of Academic Sports Services (ENAS), the European Network of Sport Education (ENSE), the European Physical Education Association (EUPEA), EuropeActive, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), Ithe International University Sports Federation (FISU).