945 Physical Education and Sports - Foundation Programme, årsstudium


The study programme covers theoretical and practical sports subjects. The practical subjects cover ball skills, skiing, skating, snow boarding, athletics, climbing and orienteering, as well as outdoor activities such as dance and play. In the theoretical subjects motor skills and the relation between physical activity and health, culture and society are studied. In this context physiology, anatomy, training theory, sports history, sports sociology and sports psychology are also studied.

  • Subject Didactics (5 ECTS)
  • Basic Subjects (30 ECTS)
  • Activity Studies (25 ECTS)
  • Teaching practice (1 week)

The teaching is organised together with, and corresponds to, the first year of the Bachelor’s study programme in Subject Teacher: Physical Education.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

General admission requirements.

Aim of the Programme

General subject teachers specialising in physical education and sports subjects will be qualified to teach in primary and lower secondary schools.

Further Education opportunities

Physical Education and Sports - Foundation Programme provides the foundation for admission to the second year of study in the Bachelor’s degree programme, Subject Teacher: Physical Education.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
10DANS Dance 10.00 O 1,5 1,5        
15FRILUF Outdoor Life 15.00 O 1,5 1,5        
45IDRETT Sports 45.00 O 8,0 8,0        
Total: 12,5 12,5 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
30BASIS Foundation Subjects 30.00 O 15,0 15,0        
Total: 17,5 17,5 0 0 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Refer to the individual courses. This programme corresponds to the first year of study of Subject Teacher: Physical Education.

Students enrolled on teacher study programmes will write a Bachelor’s assignment in the third year of study equivalent to 10 ECTS credits (refer to Bachelor Thesis Guidelines at TUC). This will have some impact on the subject’s content and structure.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The study programme includes both theory and practice which are closely related. Students will gain experience of various teaching and learning methods which they will find useful in their future teacher roles in primary and lower secondary schools, but also in relation to their studies. These will include, teacher-directed and student-directed lectures and practical classes, individual work and group work.

Through problem-based learning, students will arrange and organise learning situations, which will prepare them for teaching physical education. This will mostly be done in base groups.

Theory and Practical Training

The period of practical training is organised into nine sessions of interval practice (2 hours teaching + 1 hour of supervision) in the 5-7 grade in a lower secondary school during one semester.

Practice groups are comprised of 4-5 students. Each group will be allocated a mentor.

Assessment Methods

Refer to the individual courses.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Frode Evenstad <Frode.EvenstadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Silje Kontni Systad - 25/01/2010