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We educate teachers, sports and health scientists, social educators and leisure professionals.

Sport, Leisure Studies and Social Education

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The Faculty of Sport, Leisure Studies and Social Education


The faculty offers academic programmes in Sport and Health Sciences, Leisure Studies and Social Education. The academic programmes are intended for those students interested in working in the fields of sports and health, leisure or social education.


An emphasis is placed on students receiving solid and scientific knowledge of their profession, and good training in their prospective workplace.

Women‘s football in a changed world

Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir

Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir, Assistant Professor of Leisure and Social Studies, is currently working on a multi-national study of women’s football in Iceland and elsewhere in the Nordic countries in association with Erlingur Jóhannsson, Professor of Sport and Health Studies at the University of Iceland. Football is no stranger to Sigurgeirsdóttir; she played for years in the Premier League and she has trained the national team as well as premier league clubs with good results.

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