The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Sports and health promotion 2007 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2008 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2009 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2010 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2011 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2012 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2013 - Coaching
- Sports and health promotion 2014 - Management and coaching
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
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.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able
- 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
- 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.
- Training and testing of physical performance
- Mechanisms of effect and methods in physical training
- Training in different environmental conditions
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Science of sports oaching and fitness testing, Exercise
Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
Recommended or required reading
Material (articles, lectures etc.) at Itslearning and in the
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
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
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.
- 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
- Demonstrations and proficiency exams
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
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.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
- Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions