Swiss Federal Office of Sports is a unique centre for education nestling in the landscape of the Bernese Jura mountains above Biel/Bienne. SFISM is a dominant presence in Magglingen. Under one roof, national sports policy is shaped and developed, national sport promotion programmes are evaluated, developed and implemented, courses and training centres are created, and services are provided through SFISM along with teaching, research and development in the sports sciences.

SFISM is the only university for sport in Switzerland, and all its staff are proud to be able to contribute to the advancement of Swiss sport. All activities at SFISM are focused on advancing sport in Switzerland. In each of the areas we are involved in – from university degrees in sport at Bachelor and Master’s levels, the education and training of coaches, applied interdisciplinary research and development, and not least to the provision of comprehensive services for national youth and elite sport – we take on sporting challenges and strive for optimum performance for the benefit of Swiss sport.

SFISM and ESC2 project

The Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM conducts research and development for the benefit of sport governing bodies, the cantons and the Confederation. Close cooperation with these stakeholders offers significant advantages: its applied research and development is very much focused on matters encountered in everyday practice. The resulting services therefore reflect the latest findings and are optimally tailored to the needs of stakeholders.

Based on the solid footing of its wide-ranging, interdisciplinary knowledge in sports science and medicine, SFISM offers services to national youth high-performance and elite sport in the following Areas:
• Sports medicine
• Sports physiotherapy and sports massage
• Sports psychology
• Sports physiology (endurance)
• Sports physiology (strength/game sports)
• Sports nutrition
• Coaching science
• Sports data analysis

SFISM’s activities in the field of monitoring and evaluation include developing measuring methods, evaluating sport and exercise promotion projects and describing the fitness, sport and exercise behavior of specific sections of the population as well as training monitoring in performance Sport.

In the area of sport pedagogy, SFISM advises educational institutions on questions relating to sport
and exercise in formal and informal educational settings.

One of SFISM’s chief activities in the area of sports management is the provision of evidence-based advisory services on sports economics issues to leaders in public-sector sport and their key partners. With specialist competencies in language, technology and media didactics, SFISM designs and produces learning and teaching media for sport. In connection with sports facilities, the SFISM provides factsheets on construction and maintenance and advice to contractors.

Within these areas of activity, SFISM conducts projects at the national and international level.

Based on the solid footing of its wide-ranging, interdisciplinary knowledge in sports science and medicine, SFISM offers services to national youth high-performance and elite sport in the areas mentioned previously.

SFISM’s psychologists have amassed many years of experience in advising and supporting sportspeople and trainers. As recognized experts in their field, they are also involved in research and development and are active in international networks. Great importance is attached to the application of scientifically well-founded and recognized methods.