Varala Sports Institute

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Varala Sports Institute is a leading educational institute and an official education provider in the field of physical education and sports with an authorization to provide education and award qualifications granted by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Varala, a pioneer in its field, was founded in 1909 and has evolved over the years from a small gymnastics center for women to an active and diverse sport, leisure and education center that is open to everybody.

Varala’s offerings in nutshell

  • Teacher and coach training in the area of physical education and sport
  • Consultation for learning environment development
  • Consultation for curriculum development
  • Educational camps
  • Group visits

Varala’s approach to sports and leisure is extremely inclusive, ranging from physical education of preschoolers and teachers to recreational activities for businesses, not to mention elderly people and families.

For educational export Varala offers Vocational Qualification in Sport (180 competence points) and Further Vocational Qualification in Physical Education and Coaching (150 competence points).

Along with the degree-oriented education, we offer shorter training packages tailored to the client’s needs in relation to physical education pedagogy, athlete oriented coaching philosophy, physical testing and programming and coaching of specific sports. Choose the course packages and modules that suit for your needs. On agreement, courses can be delivered either in the client’s country and/or Finland, as well as virtually. The courses also include independent learning assignments. Approved skills are shown at demonstrations in practical work tasks. The Varala Sports Institute’s respected certificates are awarded for successful completion of successfully completed courses.

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