Central Finland is the home of the internationally successful and Finland’s sole Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences (University of Jyväskylä), the only medical specialist field in Finland (Central Finland Health Care District), the LIKES, the KIHU Finnish Institute of High Performance Sport, as well as a wide variety of third sector operators (KesLi). This exceptional combination of expertise has elevated Central Finland to be a nationally and internationally recognized center of high expertise regarding the effect of sports and exercise on wellbeing.


Multidisciplinary rehabilitation and sports medicine

Athletes’ wellbeing in Central Finland

Additional info

JYVÄSKYLÄ – the Capital of Sport in Finland
Business Jyväskylä – Sports & Wellbeing
HIPPOS infrastructure for smart wellbeing and performance
Institute of Rehabilitation at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
The School of Health and Social Studies at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Social Services and Health Care at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
The Health and Welfare Studies at POKE
School of Wellbeing
Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre’s exercise groups
Finlandia marathon – the busiest sports event in autumn
Päijännepurjehdus – the biggest inland sailing race in Nordic countries

EduFutura offers flexible SportPaths for athletes (in Finnish)
The Welfare and Health Studies at Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia (in Finnish)
Jyväskylä Sports Academy (in Finnish)
SOSKU – National Social rehabilitation development project (in Finnish)
Jyväskylä Ski trail (in Finnish)