Hacettepe University was founded as part of the Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University by Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı on February 2, 1954. Hacettepe University continues its activities with 14 Faculties, 14 Graduate Schools and Institutes, 2 Applied Schools, 1 Conservatory, 5 Vocational Schools, and 105 Research and Application Centers within the scope of the Law No: 2809 for the Organization of Higher Education Institutions, enacted in 1982.Hacettepe University, as one of the leading universities in the country, keeps contributing to social development and universal values in the fields of science, technology and art.
Faculty of Sport Sciences was established as a department of the Faculty of Education in 1989, to educate physical education teacher, trainer manager, to provide new approaches and current knowledge and skills to its alumni. In 1992, with the nation's leading departments, Department of Sport Sciences and Technology has been transformed into academy. At first, graduates attained knowledge about physical education teaching, right alongside with modular approach they majored in a practical and theoretical fields of sport sciences. Since 2000, they have begun taking bachelor's degree from one of the programs named "Sport Sciences", "Physical Education Teaching" and "Recreation". Since its foundation our faculty has major research fields such as, Training and Movement Sciences, Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Sports Management and Organization, and Psychosocial Aspects of Sports. But with the acceptance of The Council of Higher Education in 1991 we started to offer post graduate education. This is the most important step of the transition from "Physical Education" to "Sport Sciences" in Turkey.