Professional studies

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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
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
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
Khan et.al: 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)


Vaappo Marko


Vaappo Marko

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2022-03-03 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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