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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management

Kajaani, Finland

7 Semesters


Full time

22 Jan 2025*

19 Aug 2025

EUR 6,000 / per year **


* Separate application 26 March - 2 April, 2024. For studies starting in autumn 2025, the application takes place 8 - 22 January 2025.

** tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens. Scholarship available. There is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens


Are you a team player with a passion for sports wanting to develop a global outlook and business mindset?

The Sports and Leisure Management degree at KAMK is a unique degree in Finland. We offer you a versatile degree that develops your professional skillset and competencies in management and leadership but also in coaching and instructing, health-enhancing, sports tourism, and exergaming, with a global outlook. The second year of studies will take place in Vuokatti, a famous Finnish sports-oriented village 30 km from Kajaani where we collaborate with the Olympic Training Centre, Vuokatti Sports. During the second year, you will deepen your knowledge in the fields of well-being promotion, coaching, testing and sports events. Vuokatti is known as a unique year-round paradise for top sports, active people and holidaymakers.


Our compact university of app The degree is a combination of practice and theory, providing you with a strong theoretical background to succeed in practical work. During your studies, you will gain real-life work experience from hands-on projects with local companies and two practical training periods. This will enhance your opportunities to find employment opportunities after graduation.

Sports Facilities

Our campus offers excellent sports and exercise facilities! The Vimpelinlaakso Sports Park, tennis hall, athletics/ski stadium, ice-rink, ball-games facility, and forest running tracks are all located next to the campus. Kajaani’s other municipal services are also situated close by, as the town center is only 2 km away. A famous holiday and sports destination Vuokatti is located only a half-an-hour drive away.


The programme emphasizes developing sports and exercise skills and competencies particularly required in health-promoting physical exercise, business, and sports tourism. Your professional competence will be built upon a multidisciplinary knowledge base, as well as practical and interpersonal skills. This will enhance your opportunities to find employment opportunities after graduation.

You can also accomplish professional studies abroad in one of our many partner universities as an exchange student and benefit from their expertise, for example in sports coaching, health promotion, or business.

Entrance exams

Student selections are based on International UAS Online entrance examination. Applicants will be ranked by the points awarded for the examination. The exam consists of a written part and an oral part (group interview). Both parts are arranged online. There are no pre-reading materials or pre-tasks for the entrance exams.



Graduates of this program will have attained skills that make them suitable to be employed in a variety of sports and leisure organizations, associations, clubs, and businesses, and they will also possess the know-how to run their own sports and leisure enterprises.

Your future job title might be Sports Instructor, Sports Consultant, Coach or Personal Trainer, for example, but you will be also able to work in different kinds of development, planning, or training roles within the field of sports or activity tourism, or work in managing and organizing sports events and activities.


Will, Sports, and Leisure Management

"I chose KAMK because of the international environment at the university and the unique opportunities abroad, such as exchange and practical training."

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