402 Sport Studies, årsstudium


Students with general admission requirements may seek admission to Sports Studies. There is no physical admission test.

Aim of the Programme

The one-year study programme, Sport Studies, is a foundation programme for students who wish to work with sports in teaching and coaching. The study programme provides students with knowledge about how this work may be facilitated, and the importance of sport for the individual and society.

Further Education opportunities

The study programme is an independent one, but may also be used as the first year of study in the following Bachelor degree programmes:

  • Sports Science
  • Subject Teacher: Physical Education

The study programme may form part of a Bachelor’s degree at other universities and university colleges. It has been approved as a further educational programme for teachers and as the fourth year of study in the General Teacher Education Programme at Telemark University College.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
1001 Sport and Society 10.00 O 5 5
1002 Sport and Pedagogy 10.00 O 5 5
1003 Sports Disciplines 25.00 O 15 10
1004 Sports Biology and Methods and
Principles of Training
15.00 O 5 10
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme consists of practical and theoretical education in roughly equal parts. With the areas of sociology, pedagogy, sports biology and training theory as a starting point, the study programme focuses on sports issues and questions.

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

Teaching and Learning Methods

The study programme is interdisciplinary, and problem and project oriented. The integration of theoretical and practical aspects of activities is an indispensable element of the programme. Throughout the programme, students will be followed up by using teaching and learning methods which include practice, teaching under supervision and report-writing (portfolios), projects, group- and seminar meetings, lectures, etc.

For more information refer to the course descriptions.

Assessment Methods

Written work and project work will be assessed; obligatory instruction is also an element in the assessment process.

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

Publisert av / forfatter , last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 23/07/2009