-Mahdollistamme huipulle tähtäävälle urheilijalle joustavan opiskelun ja parhaan valmennuksen-
The mission of Finnish Sports Academies is to assist young elite athletes to pursue their education, while also training and competing at an elite level. There are 19 sport academies in the Finnish Sport Academy Network regulated by the Finnish Olympic Committee. In Lahti region Päijät-Häme Sports Academy (PHUra) was started as a project in 2005 coordinated by Lahti University of Applied Sciences and now it is an independent network association.
PHUra helps regional top athletes to integrate studies and sports, and even work if necessary, together. There are almost 300 athletes, several study counselors and professional coaches in action. The backup given to the athletes by PHUra varies from professional coaching and testing, muscle balance analysis, mental training and sports psychology, sport physician, physiotherapy and massage, training equipments and facilities to study guidance and career counseling. Lectures are also held on subjects such as anti-doping, an athlete`s nutrition, media skills, sport ethics and life management.
The PHUra strategic sports are judo, ski jumping and cross country skiing. Our values are veracity and openness, athlete-driven, co-operation, responsibility and equity. Finnish Sport Academy system helps student-athletes to play and triumph successfully. It makes dreams come true.