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 the student:
- has an understanding of the world surrounding sports
- understands the relationship between society and sports in the historical, social and political context
- understands the role of sports in the public sector
- understands the basis for financing sports in society and understands how sports activities are structured in Finland

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student:
- has a general view of the role of sports in Finnish society

Course contents

- sports law
- sports sociology
- sports history and politics

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Literature for sports politics:
Idrottslagen 1999
www.kuntaliitto.fi External link

Literature for sports sociology:
L-M Engström. Idrotten som social markör. HSL Förlag. 1999
Juppi, Klemola, Ilmanen, Aunesluoma: Liikunta kaikelle kansalle. Helsingfors.1995
Mertaniemi, Miettinen. Suuntana hyvinvointi- mitkä ovat liikunnan mahdollisuudet?
Jyväskylä 1998

Literature for sports history
K-arne. Blom. Idrottenshistoria.1995.Sisu
Suomi uskoi urheiluun.1992.Helsingfors
Wuolio. Suomen liikunta historia. Helsinki. 1982.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 24 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 24 hours
  • Individual studies - 49 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

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


  • Hernberg Mervi
  • Taskinen Topi


Taskinen Topi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2011-02-10 - Exams

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