Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The Faculty hosts about 40-50 international non-degree (exchange or visiting) students each year.
  • We also have international Master's Degree Programmes.
  • The faculty also has an important role in the development of research activities within health sciences.



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 Jyvskyl:
  • Children, young people and their growth environments
  • Ageing and well-being

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Student services

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They are University staff members, who have been selected and trained to support the wellbeing of students, but they are not therapists or psychologists. You can come with any issue or problem and discussions are always kept confidential.

Goodie advisers can help you find information on how to promote and enhance your own wellbeing, put you in touch with available peer support groups and share ideas how to build your own support network.

If needed, they will guide you further to find a solution for your situation.

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The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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