Information about the Sport Institute of Finland
The Sport Institute of Finland is a national coaching and training centre for sports and physical education. It operates under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and is run by Suomen Urheiluopiston Kannatusosakeyhtiö Ltd. The Sport Institute of Finland develops, produces, and markets high-quality coaching, training, and education services both at a national level and internationally. Our core functions are physical education, health-enhancing physical activity, and sports.
The Sport Institute of Finland is also a liberal adult-education institution that organises vocational and further education, along with fee-based educational support services. As a liberal adult-education provider, the institute arranges, among other training, versatile and high-quality leisure-time sports courses for all age groups, along with camps and tournaments arranged in collaboration with sports clubs. Vierumäki also provides education leading to a vocational qualification in sports.
The adult-education unit of the Sport Institute of Finland develops, plans, and carries out training leading to a qualification, further education, seminars in the field, brief courses, and projects that serve and help to develop working life in the field. The Sport Institute of Finland works in partnership with the Vierumäki Unit of HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, which is responsible for organising higher education at Vierumäki.
The training and education centre of the Olympic Committee of Finland
The Sport Institute of Finland acts as an official training and education centre of the Olympic Committee of Finland. At Vierumäki, we develop sports and coaching on a wide front in collaboration with various sport associations, offer coaching training at coach and instructor qualification levels I–III, and provide vocational adult-education services.
The International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence
Operating from Vierumäki, the International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence is a nationally and internationally significant centre of education and expertise. It works to develop ice hockey, while also developing and maintaining training and coaching material related to ice hockey.
Kumina Ltd owns most of the properties in Vierumäki, as well as the student housing dormitories. The Sport Institute of Finland also rents out other accommodation and education premises for its training activities.