• Become familiar with many different indoor and outdoor sports
  • Improve your chances of getting accepted at university with a major in sports
  • Skills and tools to become an excellent sports and gym teacher and physiotherapist
  • Various physical disciplines with added theory and contemplation
  • Experience traditional Chinese sports culture on our course trip

At Gerlev’s Sports Academy we teach many different sport disciplines and spice the physical training with expert knowledge, theory and contemplation. Of the students, who take the Sports Academy course at Gerlev and apply for a degree in sports or physiotherapy, 9 out of 10 get accepted.

If you major in this course, you will become an excellent teacher and a skilled sportsman or sportswoman. Martial Arts, basketball, parkour, adventure, crossfit, dance, kayak, outdoor, natural movement, teambuilding and project planning, just to mention a few of the disciplines you get to try out. You will also learn about the benefits of sports and physical exercise, and you will grow as a person and as a teacher.

Preparation for university

As a student at the Sports Academy you get to visit the sports science courses at Copenhagen University and University of Southern Denmark. You also get to visit the schools for physiotherapy and experience, what the classes are like. We also visit exciting local and national sports projects. We prepare you mentally and physically for a degree in sports science, we prep you for the admission test, we help you with your application and give you feedback. You also get a personal certificate that documents that you have excessive knowledge about the physical and theoretical aspects of sport, exercise and sports science. You will in every way be fully equipped for an education in sports, at the university or as a teacher or physiotherapist.

Experience the traditional sports of China

Our course trip goes to China. It is an intense trip, where we get to experience and participate in traditional Chinese sports education and science at Beijing Capital Sports University and Xian Sports University. We get under the skin of Chinese culture, when we join their morning gymnastics, Tai Chi, the traditional kung-fu, Wushu, and visit their elite sport schools for children and teach sport and physical exercise to children. But we also get to be tourists; do some climbing, see the Terracotta Army, Tianamen Square, The Chinese Wall and Shanghai’s incredible skyline. The many different experiences make us attentive to other people’s ideas and sensitive to their feelings, which is beneficial if you want to be a good teacher.

As a student at the Sports Academy you also get a meeting with two personal tutors, who will inspire and you expand your view on sport and physical training.

Lars Mogensen - Viceforstander/VPViceforstander/VP
Martin Lykkegaard - Underviser/teacherUnderviser/teacher

”The academy is a mix of the best activities in the world of sport.”

Lars Mogensen, teacher, sports academy





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