408 Sport Management III

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The target group includes applicants who are seeking subject and professional education in sports, administration and management. The target group for the study programme include students who have successfully completed Sport Management II, or students with equivalent qualifications from other university colleges.

This study programme qualifies for administrating and leading cases, projects and processes related to sports and outdoor activities in institutions, businesses and voluntary organisations on a national, regional or local level. The study programme, together with other qualifications, may provide a basis for working in the following areas:

  • Public sector
  • Norwegian Sports Association and similar organisations
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Health, rehabilitation, and similar areas
  • Travel, tourism
  • Own company / business activity / project related work

Aim of the Programme

Students will develop their knowledge through reflection and thinking about issues related to sports and outdoor life issues. Through the learning process, they will develop an understanding of organisation and leadership, skills in organisation, planning and executing various projects, and gain insight into sports policies.

Further Education opportunities

Sport Management III may constitute the third year of a Bachelor’s degree programme in Sports Science. The bachelor’s degree qualifies students for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Physical Education, Sport and Outdoor Life Studies.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
1025 Sports Planning II 15.00 V 15  
1031 Group Project 15.00 V 10 5
1044 Organisation Theory and Management II 15.00 O   15
1271 Research Theory and Methodology with
Bachelor Assignment
15.00 O   15
Total: 25 35
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme focuses specially on sports policy, the role of the leader and working methods that will provide students with experience in working independently both individually and in teams. The study programme will provide students with:

  • Good understanding of sport policies, visions, strategies, targets, measures and instruments related to sports and outdoor organisations, authorities / institutions and private corporations / companies and enterprises.
  • Basis for reflection and understanding of issues related to sports and outdoor activities through guidance, teamwork and independent work.
  • Skills in organising, planning and implementation of projects of different kinds, practice, specialisation, and joint ventures.
  • Knowledge of organisations and management, theories and methods to address and understand the various challenges associated with the administration and management of sports and outdoor activities.

The university college reserves the right to make changes to the study programme.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills takes place in several ways: Problem-oriented learning, lectures, practice, project work, self-study and field trips.
Throughout the year, students work with a joint venture in which they choose the topic. A separate study trip of roughly one-week’s duration is included in the project. Students will use this week to compare the results of their project with another country. The project will be presented both in writing and through an open seminar (The Telemark Conference).
The study programme focuses on methods that improve collaboration and independent work, and using situations that occur or are created in the course of the programme as educational tools. The learning situations are largely aimed at working with projects in teams and independently. Consequently, students have their own student office with all the modern tools they will use in their future professional roles. Subsequently, the study programme also provides students with work training.

Theory and Practical Training

Students will complete a period of practical training which will provide them with the opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, theories, methods and models that they have acquired through the study programme.

Assessment Methods

The forms of assessment are based on attendance of mandatory instruction, approved portfolio assignments and practical training reports, written and oral examinations.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Carl-Magnus Nystad <Carl-Magnus.NystadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 23/07/2009