The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, (formerly Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sports) 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. Presently, about 1 000 students are enrolled.

In general, all classes are given in Swedish, with the exception of some single courses, mainly on Master level.

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. Read more about our research.

GIH is part of the rich research environment in Stockholm which includes Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

For further information, please contact:

Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH
Box 5626
SE-114 86 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 120 537 00


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