Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan

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Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan ('GIH; in English, Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH) in Stockholm is a Swedish institution offering higher education in the fields of teaching profession in Physical Education, Sports coaching and Preventive health. The school offers both programmes and courses, it was founded as the Royal Central Gymnastics Institute (Gymnastiska Centralinstitutet, GCI)[1] in 1813 by Per Henrik Ling.


  1. ^ Gullberg, Ingvar E. (1977). Svensk-engelsk fackordbok för näringsliv, förvaltning, undervisning och forskning [A Swedish-English dictionary of technical terms used in business, industry, administration, education and research] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 132. ISBN 91-1-775052-0. LIBRIS 8345587.

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Coordinates: 59°20′50″N 18°04′48″E / 59.34722°N 18.08000°E / 59.34722; 18.08000