Belarusian State University of Physical Culture has grown from a small sports college, which in 1929 numbered several dozens of students.
But just a few years later, in June 1937, 250 students of the Belarusian Physical Training Technical School took part in the All-Union sports parade on the Red Square in Moscow.
On July 22, 1937 the Belarusian Physical Training Technical School was reorganized into the Institute of Physical Culture of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Prior to 1941, the Institute prepared 102 specialists in the field of physical culture and sport.
The Second World War interrupted the academic life. About two hundred teachers and students of the institute were courageously fighting against fascists having joined the ranks of the Soviet Army and partisan detachments.
Immediately after the liberation of Minsk from the German troops, on October 1, 1944 the Institute resumed the work. Its buildings and sports facilities were restored mainly by teachers and students.
In subsequent years, the Institute has significantly expanded its educational and production facilities. New dormitories, a swimming pool, a stadium, sports facilities were built, and in 1983, a new educational building appeared.
In April 1992, on the basis of the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture (the winner of the “Red Banner of Labour” award), the Academy of Physical Education and Sports of the Republic of Belarus (since March 2001 known as Belarusian State Academy of Physical Culture) was established.
As new departments were opening, there were more and more students. In 2003, the Academy was renamed into the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture (BSUPC). It bears this name to this day.
In 2007, the University celebrated its 70th anniversary, which was an important milestone. In the following 2017, BSUPC will hold various festivities devoted to the 80th anniversary of the University.
Today, BSUPC is the only specialized institution in the country that trains specialists for sports and tourism. Over the years of its existence, more than 27,000 people have graduated from the University.
About 5000 students from different countries are studying at BSUPC now.
The educational process is provided by about 900 people including about 400 people of the academic staff.
The motto of the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture is «Always on the motion!»