Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

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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

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Subjects

  • 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

Research

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