Abstract: This study deals with the problems of improvement of higher professional physical education. The research methodology is based on the analysis of special literature and the questionnaire survey of students and teachers of two Russian universities. Total 235 students of the 3rd and 4th year of study of Faculty of Physical Sducation and 106 teachers working in these departments of Shuya Branch of Ivanovo State University and Belgorod State National Research University were surveyed. The study was conducted in 2013-2015. The results of the study revealed that the opinions of students and teachers on the state and development of professional physical education concur to a lesser extent and differ significantly. Students consider the shortcomings and prospects of higher professional physical education mainly in the framework of the curriculum and its implementation. While the teachers see both deficiencies and prospects of higher professional physical education more fundamentally, relying upon its cultural-edifying function. The theoretical value of this study is the creation of prerequisites for the development of new concepts of development of higher professional physical education. The practical value of the material is that it can be used in the content of educational, methodical, educational and research work in training the specialists for the sphere of physical culture.
Fedor I. Sobyanin, Igor N. Nikulin, Larisa A. Kaduckaya, Ekaterina S. Nikolaeva, Olga V. Polschikova, Vladimir N. Irchin and Vladimir A. Malachov, 2016. Study of Opinions of Teachers and Students on the Status and Ways of Improving the Higher Professional Physical Education. The Social Sciences, 11: 2456-2459.