National Sports Academy (NSA) - Sofia is the only specialized higher educational establishment in Bulgaria in the field of physical culture and sport. The NSA is granted full state accreditation, offering university degree programmes (BSc, MSc, PhD) at three faculties:
With its top scientific potential the NSA deservedly plays the role of national centre for research and development in the field of physical culture and sport enjoying wide international prestige. NSA pays special attention to the training of young researchers within the framework of their doctoral studies. Besides writing the obligatory course and degree thesis students may take part in scientific circles with the respective chairs, in the activities of the discussions clubs, round tables on topical issues, R&D projects, annual internal conferences and events included in the calendar of the international scientific co-operation. The scientific activities are carried out in specialised R&D laboratories. The NSA computer network is linked to the national academic network and Internet.