The purpose of present study was to explore students’ sports participation before, during and after studies in Greek Universities. Three thousand and forty one students from seven universities in Greece completed from a list of 34 different sports the three most favoured sports according to: a) students higher sport participation rates before university studies, b) students sport participation during university studies and c) students intentions for future sport participation, after the end of university studies. Results indicated that a) in the past, students concentrated on 13 sports that were well known and widespread in Greece, b) during their studies, students scored the highest participation rates on fitness, muscular strength and chess and c) according to future intention students declared participation in 18 sports, although those were less common in Greece, but were more desired by students. The official department responsible for student’s physical training in Greek Universities should promote new sports and new types of exercise to enable students to be active sport participants during their studies and active exercise citizens during their real life.
Sports, Sports programs, Sport participation, Greek Universities