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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student develops as an expert on a chosen area of Sports and Health Promotion. The student manages the basics of research based development work, gets an ability to an innovative and evidence based way of work and can utilize national and international research in his/her work as a Sports Instructor/Health Promotor. He/She can independently limit a topic for developing Sports and Health Promotion and searches and utilizes knowledge by scientific methods and systematic. The student can document the results of his/her work and write a report and is training for logical and critical evaluation, interpreting and ways of presenting data according to scientific principles and can argument for his/her opinions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to carry out development work where scientific methods and systematic are being used and to write a report on the work.

Course contents

Independent studies, guidance in group, seminar presentations, Thesis presentation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory of Science and methodology

Additional information

A project or a development work, preferably in co-operation with occupational life. The thesis can be carried out individually or in a group, but each students individual performances should be able to evaluate.

Recommended or required reading

Literature from the study area in question. Recent/current research reports. Method literature.

Study activities

- 405 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

1) Documentation and presentation of idea for Thesis in a seminar 2) Writing of plan for own Thesis, presentation of the plan and opponent for one plan in a seminar 3) Execution of the Thesis 4) Presentation of own Thesis and opponent for one Thesis in a Thesis Forum 5) Participate in and listen to 8 Thesis Forum presentations 6) Maturity exam


  • Ruutu Katri
  • Taskinen Topi
  • Vaappo Marko
  • Wikström-Grotell Camilla
  • Vienola Riitta


Kukkonen Göta

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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