GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, was founded in 1813 by Pehr Henrik Ling, which makes it the oldest University College in the world within its field.

GIH is centrally located next to a beautiful eco park, which has both natural and cultural values and also offers excellent opportunities for sports and recreation. The 1912 Olympic Stadium is situated near the campus and gives the area a special atmosphere.

GIH offers degree programmes preparing for the teaching profession in Physical Education as well as for career in Sports Coaching, Sport Management or Preventive Health. It offers a high level of teaching, primarily within the areas of Human Biology, Physical Education and Pedagogics/Didactics. The degree programmes have a duration of three to five years.

The School offers postgraduate education, one year Master and two year Master degrees in the second cycle. In the third cycle, since 2010 GIH offers Ph D studies in a four year programme, including a “licentiate” degree which can be obtained after two years.

In general, all classes are given in Swedish, however there are plans to develop courses in English, thus enabling foreign students to attend.

Read more about academics at GIH – the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences.


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