Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Past dissertations in the Faculty

Past dissertations in the Faculty of Sport and Health Science
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 29.9.2017 Sit-stand workstations: effects on occupational sitting time, potential health benefits, and acute postural physiology (Gao)
M.Sc. Ying Gao defends her doctoral dissertation in Biomechanics “Sit-stand workstations: effects on occupational sitting time, potential health benefits, and acute postural physiology”. Opponent Professor Marie Murphy (Ulster University, United Kingdom of Great Britain) and custos Professor Taija Juutinen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 17.2.2017 Walking, physical activity, and life-space mobility among older people (Tsai)
TtM Li-Tang Tsain defends her doctoral dissertation in Gerontology and Public Health ”Walking, physical activity and life-space mobility among older people”. Opponent, Adjunct Professor, Academy Researcher Sari Stenholm (University of Turku) and custos Professor Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 16.12.2016 Reduced muscle inactivity, sedentary time and cardio-metabolic benefits: effectiveness of a one-year family-based cluster randomized controlled trial (Pesola)
M.Sc. Arto Pesola defends his doctoral dissertation in Exercise Physiology “Reduced muscle inactivity, sedentary time and cardio-metabolic benefits: effectiveness of a one-year family-based cluster randomized controlled trial". Opponent Professor Genevieve Healy (The University of Queensland, Australia) and custos Professor Taija Juutinen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 9.12.2016 Lic.Ph. Susanna Takalo (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences Master of Health, Sport Pedagogy)
Lic.Ph. Susanna Takalo defends her doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy "Mikä nuorta liikuttaa? Tutkimus liikuntatottumusten rakentumisesta lapsesta nuoreksi aikuiseksi" (What moves young people? A study on the development of physical activity habits from childhood to young adulthood). Opponent Professor Pasi Koski (University of Turku and custos Professor Arja Sääkslahti (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 9.12.2016 M.Sc Benjamin Waller (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Physiotherapy)
M.Sc. Benjamin Waller defends his doctoral dissertation in Physiotherapy “The Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Symptoms, Function, Body Composition and Cartilage in Knee Osteoarthritis”. Opponent Professor Ewa Roos (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) and custos Professor Ari Heinonen (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 14.1.2017 M.Sc. Jukka Lahti (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences Master of Health Sciences, Sport Pedagogy)
M.Sc. Jukka Lahti defends his doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy "Jumpan jalanjäljiltä akateemiseen maisterintutkintoon. Jyväskylän liikunnanopettajakoulutus 1963-2013". Opponent Arto Nevala (University of Eastern Finland) and custos Professor Emeritus Lauri Laakso (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 11.11.2016 Sports clubs to encourage young adolescents with disabilities (Ng)
M.Sc. Kwok Ng defends his doctoral dissertation in Adapted Physical Activity ”Physical activity of adolescents with long term illnesses or disabilities in reference to ICF personal factors”. Opponent Professor Shayke Hutzler (Wingate Institute, Israel) and custos Professor Pauli Rintala (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 18.11.2016 M.Sc. Ville Vesterinen (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing)
M.Sc. Ville Vesterinen defends his doctoral dissertation in Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing “Predicting and Monitoring Individual Endurance Training Adaptation and Individualizing Training Prescription with Endurance Performance, Cardiac Autonomic Regulation and Neuromuscular Performance”. Opponent Professor Stephen Seiler (University of Agder, Norway) and custos Professor Keijo Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 26.11.2016 Eeva Aartolahti (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences Master of Health, Physiotherapy)
M.Sc. Eeva Aartolahti defends her doctoral dissertation in Physiotherapy "Long-term strength and balance training prevents mobility decline among community-dwelling people aged 75 and older”. Opponent Adjunct Professor Antti Malmivaara (The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland) and custos Professor Arja Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 2.9. "Effects of exercise and diet on sleep among overweight men with chronic insomnia symptoms” (Tan)
MHS Xiao Tan defends his doctoral dissertation in Sport Medicine "Effects of exercise and diet on sleep among overweight men with chronic insomnia symptoms”.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 2.9.2016 Structure and function of human triceps surae muscle and tendon in aging (Stenroth)
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 27.8. Body composition and molecular reflections of obesity related cardio-metabolic disorders - A cross-sectional and longitudinal study in women (Wiklund)
MHS Petri Wiklund defends his doctoral dissertation in Sports Medicine "Body composition and molecular reflections of obesity related cardio-metabolic disorders - A cross-sectional and longitudinal study in women”. Opponent Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin (Imperial College London, UK) and Custos Professor Shulin Cheng (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 18 May 2016 Exploring the economic significance, contributions and developments of the sport sector as an industry (Gholamzadeh Fasandoz)
M.Sc. Hamid Gholamzadeh Fasandoz defends his doctoral dissertation Social Sciences of Sport "A decade with sport as an industry in Finland - exploring the economic significance, contributions and developments of the sport sector as an industry”. Opponent Professor Jolanta Zyśko (Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Poland ) and custos Professor Kimmo Suomi (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 14.5.2016 M.Sc. Maarit Marttila (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Pedagogy)
M.Sc. Maarit Marttila defends her doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy ”Elämys- ja seikkailupedagoginen luontoliikunta opetussuunnitelman toteutuksessa: Etnografinen tutkimus”. Opponent Professor Emeritus Kari Uusikylä (University of Helsinki) and custos Professor, D.Soc.Sc. Hannu Itkonen (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 17.6.2016 M.Sc. Hannele Forsman (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Pedagogy)
M.Sc. Hannele Forsman defends her doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy ”(The Player Development Process among Young Finnish Soccer Players – Multidimensional Approach)”. Opponent Professor Sami Yli-Piipari (University of Georgia, United States) and custos Professor Jarmo Liukkonen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 15 April 2016 Physical activity and motor competence in 4-8-year-old children: results of a family-based cluster-randomized controlled physical activity trial (Laukkanen)
M.Sc. Arto Laukkanen defends his doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy ”Physical activity and motor competence in 4-8-year-old children: results of a family-based cluster-randomized controlled physical activity trial”. Opponent Professor Matthieu Lenoir (Ghent University, Belgium) and custos Adjunct Professor, M.Sc Arja Sääkslahti (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 11 March 2016: Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from bone favorable exercise (Multanen)
THM Juhani Multanen defends his doctoral dissertation in Physiotherapy ”Exercise for bone and cartilage in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis”. Opponent Professor Leif Dahlberg (University of Lund, Sweden) and custos Professor Ari Heinonen (University of Jyväskylä).
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 13.4.2016 THM Marja-Leena Kauronen (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Health Promotion and Health Education)
THM Marja-Leena Kauronen defends her doctoral dissertation in Health Promotion and Health Education ”Ohjaajien toiminta elintapamuutosten tukemisessa tyypin 2 diabeteksen ehkäisyn ryhmäohjauksessa” (The group counselling in the support of the living habits in the type 2 diabetes prevention). Opponent Professor Sanna Salanterä (University of Turku) and custos Professor Marita Poskiparta (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 12 Feb 2016 Personal goals in old age – relationships with resources in life, exercise activity, and life-space mobility (Saajanaho)
Master of Health Sciences, M.A. Milla Saajanaho defends her doctoral dissertation in Gerontology and Public Health ”Personal goals in old age - relationships with resources in life, exercise activity and life-space mobility”. Opponent Professor Boo Johansson (University of Gothenburg) custos Professor Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.
JYUNewsItem Dissertation: 12.2.2016 Ph.D. Jaana Kari (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Pedagogy)
Ph.D. Jaana Kari defends her doctoral dissertation in Sport Pedagogy ”Hyvä opettaja. Luokanopettajaopiskelijat liikuntakokemustensa ja opettajuutensa tulkitsijoina”. Opponent Adjunct Professor Riitta Asanti (University of Turku) and custos Professor Pilvikki Heikinaro-Johansson (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in Finnish.