The Latvian Academy of Sport Education is the only education institution of a specialized university type in Latvia that trains sport specialists.
The Academy was founded on September 6, 1921 as the Latvian Institute of Physical Education, but in 8. November 1991 it was renamed as the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE). LASE is an accredited (14.07.1998) state higher education institution, the studies are held in the Latvian language.
The Latvian Academy of Sport Education is a state higher education institution that realizes accredited study programmes to train specialists to work in education, sport, state, municipal institutions and organizations as they have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and organize education, sport, health promoting and other activities.
LASE graduates are trained specialists to work in education, sports, state and local government institutions, organizations and business companies, as they have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to run and organize education, sport, health strengthening and other activities.