Igor Jukić is a university professor, international lecturer and high performance specialist. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in kinesiology from the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. In the period 2009/13 he was the dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. He has published in more than 200 papers related to sports science and practice. He is a professor at the Football Science Institute (FSI) and a member of the advisory board of the Euroleague Players Association (ELPA). He is Director of Croatian High Performance Sport Center at Croatian Olympic Committee.

In the field of practical work he worked with senior and youth basketball teams of Croatia, winning a gold medal with the U-18 team at Eurobasket in 1996 and a silver medal with the U-20 team at the 2001 World Cup. He worked with the senior basketball team from 1997-2006., and participated in Eurobasket 1999, 2003 and 2005. With the Croatian national football team he participated in the World Cup in Brazil 2014, and in the Euro qualifiers for Euro 2016. In the period 2016/18 he was head of performance in the Baskonia-Alaves group where he established unique high performance system BAL. 2021 he works as a high performance  specialist at FC CSKA Moscow. Also, from 1999 until today he works as a individual high performance specialist of top international athletes. In 2011, he founded Biotrening Ltd., a company with international references in the field of high performance in sport.

He is the founder (2003) and current Secretary General of the Croatian Physical Conditioning Association, and the founder (2006) and current president of the European Physical Conditioning Association. In Zagreb, he founded the magazine Physical Conditioning (2003) and the international conference Physical Conditioning of Athletes (2003).