MEd Sports and Health Education

MEd in Sports and Health Education is intended for those who wish to specialize in health training and sport education. The program is composed of courses which cover, e.g. sport pedagogy, preventive value of exercise, influencing factors of health, organization and role of the health trainer/instructor. Also covered is how quality of life for people of all ages and abilities can be maximized with organized exercise based on the premises of pedagogy, psychology, nutrition, sport science, and public health science.

Programme organisation:
Two-year graduate programme, 120 ECTS. The programme is divided into 60 ECTS in pedagogy and 60 ECTS in sport science and health promotion.

Target group:
The programme is intended for those who wish to specialise in sport education and public health promotion.

Purpose and goals:
Purpose of the study is to prepare students for teaching sport at all school levels and for public health promotion in general.

Students shall have completed undergraduate studies in sport science, physical therapy, health training, biology, education science, or other related disciplines.

Organisation of the programme:
The MEd in Sport Education and Health is organised as a two-year programme (four semesters) which leads to a 120 ECTS MEd degree.

1. year 2. year
Fall  Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)                                 Research Methodology (10 ECTS)
Applied statistics/Problem solving
and social interaction (MEd students
not taking thesis) (10 ECTS)
Physical activity and health I (10 ECTS)
*Learning development and research and physical educations (10 ECTS)
*Teaching practice I (10 ECTS)

 Spring Physiology and measurement (10 ECTS)
Sport coaching process and environment
factors in coaching (10 ECTS)
Sport nutrition (5 ECTS)
Specialization (5 ECTS)
Learning material design and special assignments (10 ECTS)
Teaching practice II (10 ECTS)
*Physical activity and health II (10 ECTS)

*These courses can be substituted by an MEd thesis.

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