410 Trainer Programme, fordypning

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a one-year programme in Sport Studies or Physical Education. This study programme will provide them with specialisation in the role of the trainer.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme will qualify students to work as trainers in various contexts, and provide them with a high level of professional expertise. Sport and physical activities today are characterised by quite dramatic and diverse changes. New activities have emerged, while old ones have disappeared. Consequently, the role of the trainer has changed and adapted to new requirements. The study programme aims to train trainers who are prepared and trained for these changes. It will encourage the student to analysis and reflect upon a chosen sport from a practical, educational, physiological, and sociological perspective.

Further Education opportunities

The study programme builds on the one-year programme, Sport Studies, or equivalent, and may form part of a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
1100 Sports Physiology and Training Sciences 15.00 O 7,5 7,5
1103 Specialised Study 15.00 O 10 5
1108 Sport Pedagogy and Sport Psychology 15.00 O 7,5 7,5
1042 Sociology of Sport I 15.00 O 5 10
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Instruction and training will be given in key topics from the subject areas of the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. These topics will provide the appropriate foundation for viewing the role of the trainer under new conditions and requirements, which have now become relevant in the field of sports. All courses are mandatory.
Please note that changes may be made to the study programme.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Some of the subject material will be presented in lectures. Through concretisation of the subject matter by relating it to the students’ own experiences, students will be stimulated and motivated to participate and discuss the study material. Students will present the subject material in groups orally or in written form; for example, themes which have been presented in lectures or topics from the syllabus, or topics from the study programme which the students have found particularly interesting.

Assessment Methods

The assessment of the study programme is related to the following elements: written work, active participation, the practical methodical examination and approved period of practical training.

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 - 02/08/2009