To get acquainted with different kinds of sport disciplines organised in the facilities of the University of Jyväskylä and the City of Jyväskylä. These optional courses are for all students of the University of Jyväskylä.

Completion mode

A student needs to participate in 15 classes (90 minutes each, 22.5 hours in total). A student can choose from different sport disciplines according to his/her schedule and preferences from the selection offered in the YLIY programme during each term (autumn / spring). During summer term we are not offering YLIY classes and a student can get one or two stamps from our summer courses for the blue participation card. The student can take one sport discipline maximum of two times. At least one of the sessions needs to be a lecture, maximum number of lectures included is two. The lecture can also be compensated by writing a two page learning diary of the other YLIY classes. In the diary the student should give critical evaluation and feedback of the course. The learning diary is returned by e-mail to the address. The student can complete only one YLIY course per term, but a course can also be completed during a longer period of time than one term. YLIY010 sport course must be done before starting YLIY011 sport course.   

The course is free of charge. You don´t need to have a sports sticker.

The programme


Student needs to register in SISU for each individual sport class. In addition, the student needs to get a blue participation card for the course from the Academic Sports Office, in which all the sessions are recorded with the date, sport discipline and the stamp of Academic Sports given by the teacher of each class. If there are no one at the office, the cards can be picked up from the janitor's desk in main lobby in building L or from the table located next to L172 sports office. The full participation card needs to be submitted back to the Academic Sports´ Office (L171 or L172) in order to receive the credits for the course. Optionally you can take a picture of the card and send it to korkeakoululiikunta(a) Title the e-mail with YLIY DONE.
The registration to classes starts at the latest two weeks before and ends five to seven (5-7) days before the class.

The sessions are meant only for those who will complete the whole course.If you are on a waiting list, check the participation situation of the session until it starts. You can´t participate if you are on a waiting list.

Some classes /lectures are arranged via ZOOM or another streaming service. Remember to register also to these livestream sessions. As you wish to get a part credit for the YLIY sports course you must send a short description and feedback about the class/lecture immediately after the class session ends to the address Add "YLIY LIVE: name of the course" to the subject line of your message.

It is important that a personal data (email and phone number) is updated in Sisu.


If you can not participate in the YLIY class, you need to cancel your registration in Sisu. Please notice that if you want to cancel your registration from the exercise group after a valid period for cancellation has expired, it doesn’t cancel your registration from the actual class and you need to contact Academic Sports´ office by sending e-mail to korkeakoululiikunta(a) 


The language of the class is announced in advance in the calendar and in SISU. The primarily language of the course is in Finnish, but in every class instructions are also given in English for those who really need them. If there are classes of the same sport for a second time in the term, the second lesson is marked in Finnish/English. So everyone is welcome and can participate in the classes, regardless of language.


The student will receive 2 credits of the course, no grade will be given.