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Sports and Physical Education, one year

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Programme description

The programme is decentralized with teaching sessions at Meråker Upper Secondary School. The programme is designed to suit high level athletes - primarily within cross-country and biathlon, with part-time study of the course of two years (4 semesters).

 

Teaching and learning focus on practical activities within different environments, including activities suitable for community sports. Students' perceptions and reflections, combined with theoretical knowledge, provide a valuable background for training as well as the student's personal development.

 

Interdisciplinary activities incorporate physics, biomechanics, physiology, sociology and psychology.

 

The study programme consists of the following courses:

  • Practical knowledge about sport 1, 15 credits
  • Social science topics in sport, 15 credits
  • Natural science topics in sport, 15 credits
  • Practical knowledge about sport 2, 15 credits
  • Each topic constitutes a separate unit in the final assessment. See the course descriptions. The topics are run mainly in concentrated batches, but may touch upon themes that are addressed over longer periods of time.

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Learning outcomes

The programme is decentralized with gatherings at Meråker Upper Secondary School. The study programme is organized for top athletes - primarily within cross-country and biathlon and is organized as a part-time course over two years (4 semesters).

The uniqueness of this programme of study is the work with practical activities in different environments. It includes movement activities and sports that are appropriate for voluntary sports. The students' perceptions and experiences through working with the practical activities, combined with theoretical knowledge, have value both as a background for the training function, and for the student's personal development.

The work will largely involve interdisciplinary activities from topics within sports, school and society. A scientifically based approach to basic topics from physics and biomechanics, physiology, sociology and psychology will broaden the practical syllabus material.

Under each individual topic, the goal for the students' expected competence (learning outcome) is described. The study programme consists of the following courses:

  • Practical knowledge about sport 1, 15 credits
  • Social science topics in sport, 15 credits
  • Natural science topics in sports, 15 credits
  • Practical knowledge about sport 2, 15 credits

 

Each topic constitutes a separate unit in the final assessment. See the course descriptions. The topics are run mainly in concentrated batches, but have a thematic focus running over longer periods.

Admission requirements

Admission will be on the basis of Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

For more information regarding admission requirements and how to apply, please visit this page

Career possibilities

This course of education provides basic qualifications for different training jobs in organized and unorganized form (e.g. the fitness centre industry) and other work related to sports, performance development, physical activity and public health.

Further education

The one-year sports programme can qualify for admission to a bachelor's degree in sports science.

Students are encouraged to also take Skills and Performance Development in Sports (30 credits), at the same time as the one-year sports programme in sports. It is also possible to take a bachelor major in sports (30 credits) after graduating from the one-year programme. In addition to the 120 credits offered at Meråker campus, it is possible to take sports subjects (60 credits) at Nord's other campuses, which can be used together to form a bachelor's degree in sports (180stp). The one-year programme may also be taken as part of a self-selected bachelor’s degree/sports-specific bachelor's degree course. You will then qualify for admission to the master’s degree programme in Physical Education at Nord University, Levanger, or master’s degree studies at other institutions. 30 credits can be accommodated as a school-related subject in Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education.

Costs

During the programme of study, the costs for purchasing books and necessary training and walking equipment must be calculated. The programme's distinctiveness requires the use of various practical learning arenas. Therefore, one must also reckon on transport costs to these practical learning arenas around the Meråker municipality where the campus lies. The students themselves are responsible for transport to practical learning arenas in the Meråker municipality (campus). The faculty's arrangements for reimbursement of transport costs apply to teaching outside the campus/municipality.

This programme is specially designed for top athletes. There is a fee for this special top-level athletic adaptation. The fee covers access to fitness rooms, halls, cross-country trails, roller ski routes as well as access to other facilities associated with the campus. The fee also covers daily training follow-up, follow-up for two sessions and access to test labs including, for example, a special treadmill for skiing, together with video and computer equipment needed for technical analysis. The fee for a top-level sports adaptation is NOK 32000, - and covers the entire one-year programme (4 semesters).

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Admission based on prior learning and work experience according to current rules. Contact the Student Adviser for more information on admission based on prior learning and work experience.

Assessment methods

Learning outcomes form the basis for assessing the student's knowledge, skills and general competence. Various forms of assessment are used in the study. There is a requirement for compulsory participation in most subjects. The student is expected therefore to contribute actively through participation, collaboration and interest in order to create a good learning environment. See course descriptions for more information about the assessment methods in each topic.

Graduation requirements

Evaluation and grading are based on the letters A-F, where A is best, and F is fail. Assessment may also be given as pass/fail or approved/not approved.

 

Examination regulations are found in the "Forskrift om studier og eksamen for Nord Universitet (Nord)" (= Regulations governing studies and examinations at North University) and "Retningslinjer for eksamenskandidater ved Nord” (= Guidelines for Examination candidates at North University).

Programme evaluation

The study program is evaluated annually by the students through course questionnaires and by the programme coordinator. Evaluations are part of the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Regulations governing studies and examinations at North University and related guidelines at the university's website.
ECTS Credits 60 Study level One-year programme Teaching language
English and Norwegian
Faculty
The Faculty of Education and Arts
Course location Meråker