The course takes place in period

3 (2021-01-01 to 2021-03-21)


Professional 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 to learn different concepts, developmentaldifferenties, functionaldissorders and other factors that can affect the performance in sportactivities.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the meaning of physical activity for different groups, especially for handicap groups. The student is capable to do relevant grouporienteiden goals for physical activity. The student is capable to support people in their itegration to the community even if they have a handicap. The student is capable to put into practice different activities.

Course contents

Concept definitions Developmentaldifferenties Functionaldissorders The meaning of physicalactivity to health History, trends and the future of handicap sports Theory of different Paralympic games Examination (book)

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Attendance at the training lectures is compulsory

Recommended or required reading

-Rintala P.,Huovinen T. och Niemelä S: Soveltava liikunta. LTS nro168, Tammerprint Oy, 2012 (kap.5, s.254-488) Vanlandewijck Y.C & Thompson W.R (2011): The Paralympic Athlete, Wiley-Blackwell (part 3,kapittel 8,9,10 och 11) Material from lectures Articles: Khan Physical Activity and bone health, kapittel 15. (Exercise prescription for people with osteoporosis) Carter N. Exercise and fall prevention (kapittel 14) in a booke Khan et al. Physical activity and bone health. Human Kinetics.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 22 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 36 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 (written examination) Examination 3 written task of the observation Examination 2 (active participation on the training lectures ) (examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-12-24 to 2021-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2020-02-24 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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