The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Sports and health promotion 2007 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2006 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2008 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2009 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2010 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2011 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2012 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2013 - Physical training and health
- Sports and health promotion 2014 - Physical training and health
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is that the student knows how exercise affects physiological functions in the human body and understands the adaptation processes in the body after physical training. Student learns to plan training and cope with entities appropriately in order to promote health, well-being and physical activity for different target groups and in order to reach the goals set up in a certain sport or activity.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- know general training principles and the physiological background (ie. adaptation processes in the body) in the science of sport coahing.
- know the training of different physical qualities.
- can apply general coaching science in different sports or activities.
- can plan training systematically both on short and longer perspective.
- understands the concepts of health promotive physical activity and every day physical activity and also the meaning of physical activity for the holistic well being
- knows the relationship between physical activity and health and the meaning of physical activity in disease prevention.
- General training principles and concepts
- Training planning
- Training of different physical qualities
- Physiology of training
- Health and physical activity
- Training effect from the health's and well-being's perspective
- Physical activity and the most common diseases
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology
Recommended or required reading
- Hallén, J. & Ronglan, L.T. 2011. Träningslära för idrotterna. Sisu idrottsböcker.
- Michalsik, L. & Bangsbo, J. 2004. Aerob och anaerob träning. Sisu idrottsböcker.
- FYSS. Fysisk aktivitet i sjukdomsprevention och sjukdomsbehandling. Statens Folkhälsoinstitut, Rapport nr 2003:44 eller 2008:4.
- Mero, Nummela, Keskinen & Häkkinen (red). 2004. Urheiluvalmennus. VK Kustannus Oy.
- Fogelholm, M., Vuori, I. & Vasankari, T. (red) 2011. Terveysliikunta. Kustannus Oy Duodecim.
- Henriksson (red.). 2004. FYSS för alla. En bok om att röra på sig för att må bättre samt att förebygga och behandla sjukdomar. Edita, Västerås.
- Vuori, I. & Taimela, S. 1999. Liikuntalääketiede. Duodecim.
- Lectures - 30 hours
- Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
- Practical exercises - 8 hours
- Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
- Individual studies - 43 hours
- Seminars - 16 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
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
The grade of the course consists of the exam (50 %) and the training program -assignment (50 %). In addition, each student has to participate in compulsory lessons, and each assignment has to be left in time according to the instructions.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
- 2014-10-20 - Exams
- 2014-10-12 - Reports and productions