The Year of Sport Science 2013

Finland celebrates the year 2013 as the Year of Sport Science. The Finnish Society of Sport Science (FSSS) celebrates its 80th Anniversary with a remarkable history. The FSSS is one of the actors that have had a major impact on the development of Sport Science in Finland.

Finland celebrates the year 2013 as the Year of Sport Science. The Finnish Society of Sport Science (FSSS) celebrates its 80th Anniversary with a remarkable history. The FSSS is one of the actors that have had a major impact on the development of Sport Science in Finland.

This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. It was 1963 when the study line for Physical Education teachers (PETE) was established within the University of Jyväskylä. At the same time the Ministry of Education made a decision the University of Jyväskylä will be the sole University in Finland to take care of the PETE program. Today the University of Jyväskylä is recognised as one the leading Institutions in the area of Physical education and Culture.

So we Finns have a double reason to celebrate. Therefore the FSSS and the Jyväskylä Faculty have joined together to celebrate The Year of Sport Science 2013. We keep the readers about our activities via this website.

Kari L. Keskinen

Executive Director

Finnish Society of Sport Science