History

Varala 1910 sauvavoimistelu

We, as Varala team, want to create a future where everyone can enjoy physical exercise and sports, achieve their goals, and feel good regardless of their age and background during free time, at work and in the sports fields.

Varala is a leading sports education institute, a training centre and a versatile centre for sports, leisure and recreational activities. Varala Sports Institute is an official education provider in the field of physical education and sports with an authorization to provide education and award qualifications granted by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Varala, a pioneer in its field, was founded in 1909 and has evolved over the years from a small gymnastics centre for women to an active and diverse sport, leisure and education centre that is open to everybody.

Varala’s approach to sports and leisure is extremely inclusive, ranging from physical education of preschoolers and teachers to recreational activities for businesses, not to mention elderly people and families.

Varala’s offerings in nutshell

For educational export Varala offers Vocational Qualification in Sport (180 competence points) and Further Vocational Qualification in Physical Education and Coaching (150 competence points). Along with the degree-oriented education, we offer shorter educational packages tailored to the client’s needs, for example, in relation to physical education pedagogy, motor skills teaching or coaching.

  • Teacher and coach training in the area of physical education and sport
  • Consultation for learning environment development
  • Consultation for curriculum development in the area of physical education and sport
  • Sport and Educational camps
  • Group visits