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University of Jyväskylä-Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä is the only university level institution of sport sciences in Finland. In addition to sport sciences, the subjects which can only be studied at our faculty include the following subjects in health sciences: physiotherapy, gerontology and public health, sports medicine, health education.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences celebrates the 10th jubilee year of the international Master's degree programmes in 2015. For this occasion, a 2-day event will be organized in December. All alumni, current students and staff of the degree programmes are invited.


The Faculty hosts about 40-50 international non-degree (exchange or visiting) students each year. We also have international Master's Degree Programmes in the fields of Sport Management and Health Promotion, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Biology of Physical Activity.

  • Non-degree studies - short-term studies in the Faculty: Exchange students from our partner universities, visiting students enrolled to a university abroad
  • Master's degree studies - how to complete a master's degree in the Faculty as an international student: International 2-year (120 ECTS) Master's Degree Programmes
  • PhD studies


Our research activities cover the entire human life-span. Internationally significant areas of research are:

  • Neuro-muscular mechanisms and adaptation in physical exercise
  • Health sciences, especially physical activity and health, aging and health promotion
These areas in our research contribute to the multidisciplinary clusters conducting departmentallly collaborative research within University of Jyväskylä:
  • Children, young people and their growth environments
  • Ageing and well-being

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