The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the practice is that the student
learns to instruct adults' process for change
especially related to physical activity but also
related to other lifestyle factors. The student
can concentrate on the promotion of people's
health from health promotion's point of view or
development of athletes' performance from sports
training's point of view. The student can
examine the condition of the target groups in
the beginning of the process of change based on
that set relevant goals. Student can work
appropriately towards the clients' individual
goals by using relevant methods which support
the process of change. In addition, student can
follow up the process and development using
proper methods. Student can use different
communication styles and tools in order to reach
his/her own and client's goals. In addition,
student also learns to critically evaluate
his/her own work and the methods he/she uses.

Learning outcomes

The student can guide adults' behavioural change
process.

The student can apply theories and methods in
health promotion and sports on an individual
level.

The student can find out clients' situation using
relevant methods in the beginning and at the end
of the working period.

The student can set relevant goals for the
behavioural change process.

The student can plan and use suitable methods
(e.g. planning of physical training) based on
the physical tests and individual goals.

The student can communicate in an understandable
way (in writing, orally and visually) with the
help of different communication styles och
methods which suits for the target group and
context.

The student knows how different values affect
individuals and can take that into account when
working with clients.

The student can evaluate his/her own skills and
attitudes and see his/her own needs for
development.

The student can apply ethical professional
principles and work for safe work culture.

The student is responsible for his/her work and
is active.

The student can cooperate, work in groups and
work towards common goals.

Course contents

  • Behavioural change
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Health promotion activities for adults
  • Fitness testing and training planning
  • Nutrition
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Individual / group instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Sports coahing and fitness testing, Health and
sports psychology, Health communication,
Coahingstechniques, Practical
training in sports didactics and pedagogy

Recommended or required reading

Use different literature during the practice, for
example:

  • Bompa & Haff. 2009. Periodization: Theory and
    methodology of Training. 5th edition. Human
    Kinetics.
  • Thompson, W.R., Gordon, N.F. & Pescatello, L.S.
    (ed.)
  1. ACSM?s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and
    Prescription. Eight Edition. Wolters Kluwer,
    Lippincott
    Williams & Wilkins.
  • Dwyer, G.B. & Davis, S.E. (ed) 2005. ACSM?s
    Health-
    related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual.
    Wolters
    Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Biddle, S. J. H. & Mutrie, N. 2001. Psychology
    of Physical
    Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and
    Interventions.
    Routledge.
  • Ogden J. (2004) Health Psychology: A textbook.
    MC Graw
    Hill Education: Berkshire UK.
  • Websites, e.g. www.kaypahoito.fi External link,
    http://www.ukkinstituutti.fi External link.

Study activities

  • Practice info, planning and reporting of the practice, the practice presentation - 15 hours
  • Practical training - 120 hours

Workload

  • 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

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

  1. Planing of the practice

  2. Working at the practice place (120 h)

  3. Written rapport + evaluation and
    participating and presentatin on a reflection
    day.

Teacher

  • Taskinen Topi
  • Ruutu Katri

Examiner

Taskinen Topi

Group size

No limit (32 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2021-08-25 to 2022-07-31

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-13 13:00 - 16:00 B522 Praktikreflektion Vaappo Marko
2021-12-16 09:00 - 12:00 A311 Praktikreflektion Taskinen Topi
2022-03-14 13:00 - 16:00 A311 Praktikreflektion Vaappo Marko
2022-04-28 12:15 - 15:00 M703 Praktik i träning och hälsa Axel Åberg och Kasper Portin Praktik Vaappo Marko
2022-04-28 12:15 - 15:00 M602 Praktik i träning och hälsa Axel Åberg och Kasper Portin Praktik Vaappo Marko
2022-05-24 09:00 - 12:00 A311 Praktikreflektion Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/66643480845 Törnblom Cia
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