University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

The University of Jyväskylä, Finland is a nationally and internationally renowned research university that focuses on Human and Natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in education, teacher education, adult education, as well as the largest exporter of education and is the only provider of sports and health sciences education in the country. The University operates in a multidisciplinary manner throughout the entire life cycle and the innovation ecosystem. Particular technological themes include accelerator based technology, nano and paper manufacturing technology, ICT; wellness, sports and health technology; ICT in learning, and music technology.

The Department of Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä specialises in gerontology and public health, health promotion and health education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and sports medicine. The core areas of teaching and research include:

  • Musculoskeletal effects of exercise.
  • Growth and Ageing
  • Processes of old age disability
  • Functional limitations,
  • Falls and fractures
  • Utilisation of exercise in promoting health and functional capacity and preventing disease and disability,
  • Physical Therapy
  • Related State-of-the-art technology.

More information about the University and its Sport and Health sciences faculty is available here!

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