Unit of Biology of Physical Activity


Biology of Physical Activity

Welcome to our homepage. We are actively involved in teaching and research, both of which are broadly divided into three major pathways: Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing. We are also responsible for all bioscience teaching in the faculty.

For more information about individual staff members, please see our list of Personnel. For a list of our recent publications, please see the following link.

Are you interested in studying Biology of Physical Activity? We currently offer a 2 year International Master's Degree Programme, which is taught completely in English and requires no tuition fee for EU students. For more information click here. You can also meet some of our previous graduates here. Approximately one in three graduates from this programme continue their studies at PhD level, either in Jyväskylä, elsewhere in Finland, or abroad (click here to see where our students go). 


Contact Information


Department of Biology of Physical Activity
P.O: Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 40 805 3384

Snowpolis - Vuokatti

Sport Technology Programme
Kidekuja 2
FI-88610 Vuokatti
Tel. +358 (0)40 805 4687