Planning Sports Activities 1020

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the different methods of organising and planning sports and outdoor activities.

Course Description

The course involves the most common types of sport facilities/locations, the local environment and outdoor areas. Planning and organising will be discussed from the standpoint of flexible use, or the principle that sports and outdoor activities should be available to everybody. Theories on planning/organisation form a recurring theme of the course.

Topics include:

  • Laws and guidelines for planning sports and outdoor activities
  • Planning, evaluation and the organisation of physical activities in the local community, including areas for outdoor activities, school facilities, various sport facilities/locations, walking and lighted skiing and hiking trails
  • Strategic planning, including sub-plans for sports and outdoors activities
  • Facilities and equipment for various groups
  • ICT-studies (FIAS), sport facility register (KRISS), systems, operations and procedures

Learning Methods

Roughly 3 lectures per week throughout the academic year, obligatory inspections, and assignments with guidance.
The course is mainly comprised of lectures. Another important aspect of the course is project work in groups concerning the drafting of plans for implementing the practical organisation of outdoor and indoor areas. In addition, inspections provide students with the opportunity to experience how various sports, outdoor activities and local environments are organised. The course aims to effectively combine practice with theory. During the course of the semester, mandatory group and individual assignments will be evaluated and given pass or fail marks, and possibly be assigned grades.

Assessment Methods

A 4-hour written individual examination on the theoretical part of the course during the autumn semester and a 5-day group examination in the spring. The two examinations count equally in the assignment of the final grade. Students need only re-sit the examination in which they have received a failing mark.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Carl-Magnus Nystad <>, last modified Liang Xiaoli - 01/12/2006