About Umeå School of Sport Sciences
Interest for sport has always been strong at Umeå University.
Already in the 1970s the first sports courses was founded at Umeå University. In 1989 Umeå University was awarded two of four national profesurer in the sports field. Martin Johansson, Professor Sport Pedagogy and Ronny Lorentzon, Professor Sports Medicine.
In the years of 2000 a sports academy at the university was established to further focus on sportrelated education. In 2006 this sports academy developed further under the new name Umeå Sport Sciences Center, with focus on sport-related education, sciences and the combination of elite sport and study.
Today, Umeå School of Sport Sciences has the broadest education and most students in the field of sport in Sweden and USSS has sport-related research within all faculties at the university.
The University has since 1980 been working with various forms of partnerships for the combination of elite sport and study. Today there is a university wide policy for this purpose and a top-level competition.
Today Umeå School of Sport Sciences has about 800 sport students of which about 100 elite sport students.