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 that students have the skills in order to assess the health, movement and function in people of different ages. Based on this, the student can identify individual health resources and obstacles, and plan and implement appropriate interventions.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students have the skills to apply technology in the assessment of motion and ability to function and be able to critically review and analyze the results. Students are expected to report assessment results and, based on these plan and implement interventions for any specific audience.

Course contents

Health Checks for different audiences
Cycle ergometerstest
Measurements of body composition
Exercises To report written and oral tests, practical exercises in planning and implementing interventions for any specific audience

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Physiotherapeutic assessments and methods I and II

Previous course names

Applied physiotherapy assessment

Additional information

The course has ( 80 %)he compulsory attendance.

Recommended or required reading

Jaana Suni ja Annika Taulaniemi (toim.); Terveyskunnon testaus,-menetelmä terveysliikunnan edistämiseen, 2012, Sanoma Pro Oy
Kari L.Keskinen, Keijo Häkkinen, Mauri Kallinen; Kuntotestauksen käsikirja 2010,Liikuntatieteellinen seura

Bellardini, H., Henriksson, A., Tonkonogi, M. 2009. Tester och mätmetoder för idrott och hälsa.SISU Idrottsböcker.ISBN 978-91-854 33-13-1

ACSM. 2006. ACSM´s Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. 7th ed. ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-4590-1

Study activities

  • Lectures - 16 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 40 hours
  • Practical exercises - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 37 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • 1)cycle-ergometer test (passed/not passed) 2) a test regarding the competence of managing a health control (grade: 1-5) 3) a test regarding the competence of managing a testsituation (grade: 1-5)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student must pass the following examinations:
1.Practical and written assignments.
2. Compulsory presence (80%). Absence from lectures should be compensated with given tasks.

All tasks have to be done before the course grade will be given. Task which are handed in after the deadline will lower the grade.


  • Ring Joachim
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Vaappo Marko


Sievers Hannele

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
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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