Research and training
Deepening knowledge and training new professionals.
Our educational institute Oulu Diakonia College provides basic vocational education as well as further and continuing education in the fields of social services and health care, humanities and education.
ODL Sports Clinic offers specialisation training in sports medicine. We also provide office-holders, decision-makers, social and health care and sports professionals, companies, communities and citizens with training on matters relating to sports, nutrition and the promotion of well-being.
We actively carry out various development projects and conduct scientific research with the purpose of developing new methods and tools to promote the well-being of people and produce information for decision-makers. In particular, we conduct research at ODL Sports Clinic, which is a high-quality centre of expertise in sports medicine, supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Our series of publications includes scientific publications, specialist articles, project reports, guides, theses and articles for the general public.