Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student understands the possibilities of exercise testing and training when developing different physical qualities of the individual in order to perform in the best possible way from the physiological point of view. The student can plan, execute and assess an exercise training and physical testing event for a given target group in sports. The student is aware of the basic values and ethical principles in anti-doping. The student learns to work both independently and in a group, search for, critically evaluate and deal with information and develop him/herself in his/her own expert area in sports.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to - Understand the testing and training of different physical performance qualities, their training principles and the connections between different physical performance qualities on a deeper and broader physiological level. - Know how different environmental conditions can affect sports performance. - Be aware of ethical principles in anti-doping. - Plan, execute and assess exercise training and physical testing according to the goals in sports. - Find and utilize scientific information in order to motivate his/her choices in exercise testing and training.

Course contents

Contents: - Training and testing of physical performance - Mechanisms of effect and methods in physical training - Training in different environmental conditions - Doping

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Science of sports oaching and fitness testing, Exercise Physiology

Additional information

Attendance at lectures is compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

Material (articles, lectures etc.) at Itslearning and in the assignments Bellardini, H., Henriksson, A. & Tonkonogi, M. 2009. Tester och mätmetoder för idrott och hälsa. Sisu idrottsböcker. Bompa & Haff. 2009. Periodization: Theory and methodology of Training. 5th edition. Human Kinetics. Cook, G. 2010. Movement. Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment and Corrective Strategies. Lotus Publishing. Dwyer, G.B. & Davis, S.E. (ed) 2005. ACSM’s Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Fleck, S.J. & Kraemer, W.J. 2004. Designing resistance training programs. Third edition. Human Kinetics. Katch V.L., McArdle W.D. & Katch F.I. 2011. Essentials of exercise Physiology. Fourth edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H. & Costill, D.L. 2015. Physiology of Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics. Keskinen, K.L., Häkkinen, K. & Kallinen, M (ed) 2004 eller nyare. Kuntotestauksen käsikirja. Liikuntatieteellinen seura. Larsen, F. & Mattsson, M. 2013. Kondition och uthållighet för träning, tävling och hälsa. SISU Idrottsböcker. Tanner, R. & Gore, C. (ed) 2013. Physiological tests for elite athletes. Second Edition. Human Kinetics. Thomeé, R., Augustsson, J., Wernbom, M., Augustsson, S. & Karlsson, J. 2008. Styrketräning för idrott, motion och rehabilitering. SISU Idrottsböcker. Thompson, W.R., Gordon, N.F. & Pescatello, L.S. (ed) 2010. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Eight Edition. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 11 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Small-group work - 48 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 27 hours
  • Individual studies - 8 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 11 hours
  • Seminars - 12 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The course grade comes from the Part 1 'Testing and training' which contains a project work (theoretical and practical work). In addition, each student has to participate in the compulsory lessons and return assignments in time according to the instructions. The assignments have either neutral (±0) or positive (+1) effect on the course grade.


Jungell Jacob


Jungell Jacob

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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