Christopher Smith

First president of the National Academy of Physical Culture, served from 1976 to 1997.

Who we are?

We are an innovative, forward-thinking Academy with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK's most up cities. We have strong links with industry and business, and work closely with some of the world's leading companies.

Our two campuses - one in the city and one on the coast - are perfectly placed to ensure a life-changing student experience.

Our Mission

To be a world-class research- intensive Academy,to deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality and to play a leading role in the economic,social and cultural development of the North East of England.

Our Place

A Great place to live and study! Newcastle has been named the best academy city in the UK by one of the worlds leading travel websites.


THE N.A.P.C has grown to be the nation's biggest Academy , specializing in the education of working adults by offering degree programs that are highly relevent,accessible and efficient.You will find thousand of working professional turn to the N.A.P.C to increase their earning power and fit higher education into their busy life.

You can complete your degree, no matter where you live, what hours you work, or how often you travel or relocates.