The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

You know the history, trends and challenges of
special sports. You know the importance of
physical activity for different target groups, you
can adapt and develop your planning, teaching and
evaluation of physical activity to different
target groups with the help of different
pedagogical and didactical theories. You can
motivate and compare different leadership styles
and coaching techniques for special groups. By
reflecting on your own learning processes, you can
deepen your understanding of others' learning and
development. You develop your way of communicating
so that it can be used as a central tool in
leading special groups.

SDG´s in focus:

Learning outcomes

Divided into knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Level of knowledge: You know the history of
special sports and the present situation in
Finnish society and you also know the challenges
that society poses for different target groups.
You can set relevant target group-adapted goals
for physical activity and use different coaching
styles to achieve the goals.

Level of skill: You have the skill to plan,
perform, develop and evaluate target group-adapted

Level of attitude: You can consider the importance
of physical activity and training for different
target groups and you are able to reflect on
different forms of activity for adapted groups.

Previous course names

II-2-178 (0) Special Sports and Physical
Activities, 5 cr 

Recommended or required reading

More information on the course´s Itslearning page

Study activities

  • Lectures - 15 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 70 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 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:
- Course examination
- Practical training at the Valtti-project +
related repport
- Course tasks and reports


Jungell Jacob


Jungell Jacob

Group size

No limit (20 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-09-05 13:15 - 16:00 D173 Anpassad motion Kursintro 13.15-14.00 kl.14-16 Valtti-Info med Lotta Nylund + gruppdiskussioner med Lotta. Vaappo Marko
2022-09-07 12:00 - 16:00 Anpassad motion Gruppdiskussioner via Teams med Lotta Tidtabelen för diskussonerna publiceras senare, Teamslänken finns på Itslearning Vaappo Marko
2022-09-13 09:00 - 10:30 D4106 Anpassad motion Teori 1 Vaappo Marko
2022-09-14 13:30 - 14:30 F249 Anpassad motion Info om Para School day som hålls av Thomas Jalas från Paralympia komitée Obligatoriskt tillfälle Vaappo Marko
2022-09-19 08:00 - 16:00 Anpassad motion Para School Day Mera info senare Vaappo Marko
2022-09-20 08:00 - 16:00 Anpassad motion Para School Day Mera info senare Vaappo Marko
2022-09-23 10:30 - 12:00 A311 Anpassad motion Teori Vaappo Marko
2022-09-27 12:30 - 14:00 B516 Anpassad motion Teori + Övningar Vaappo Marko
2022-09-28 09:00 - 10:30 D173 Anpassad motion Teori Vaappo Marko
2022-10-14 09:00 - 11:00 A409 Anpassad motion Kurstentamen Vaappo Marko
2022-12-19 09:15 - 11:15 D4109 Anpassad motion Omtentamen

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