Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences


Various aspects of physical activity are researched at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences.

Sport and Health Research and Education covering the entire human life-span


  • Sport Pedagogy, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Adapted Physical Activity, Dance Pedagogy, Social Sciences of Sport
  • Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing
  • Gerontology and Public Health, Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Health Education


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