BSc Sports Science

180 ECTS, three years, full-time study

Language of instruction: Icelandic

Overview

Upon successful completion of the BSc in Sports Science students can progress to graduate studies (120 ECTS MSc or MEd) . Upon completion of graduate studies students may apply for a license to teach sports science in schools in Iceland.

The BSc in Sports Science is a varied and challenging programme that combines theoretical and practical studies. Emphasis is placed on providing students with excellent knowledge and skills to communicate in teaching, training, research and management.The programmes places emphasis  sport and physical activity as an important part of health promotion. The goal of the programme is to produce graduate trained for proffesions related to education, training and management in many fields of sport, physical education and health .

The BSc in Sport Science at University of Reykjavik is offered in collaboration with several international universities such as The Sports University in Cologne and the University of Sevilla . where students can apply to spend a semester abroad.

Regular exercise and participation in sports not only has a positive influence on the physical health of people but also on their mental and social health. Research has found that increased exercise can e.g. accelerate the development of children's ability to study and strengthen their self-respect, self-confidence and body image. Participation in sports has also been found to increase the ambition of youngsters and positively affect their educational performance.

We therefore view sports as a positive factor in upbringing, a factor reflected in individuals who are healthy in body and soul and in people who excel in the sporting world.



Structure


 1. year 
 Fall semester  Spring semester 
Anatomy (6 ECTS) Physiology (6 ECTS)
Foundations Skills and Methods in Academic
Work (4 ECTS)                                                         
Sport biomechanics (6 ECTS)                             
Handball and Soccer (6 ECTS) 
Theory of training (6 ECTS)
The World of Sports: Introduction
 to Sport Science (6 ECTS)
Swimming, first-aid and rescue (6 ECTS)
Applied leadership and pedagogy
(Phsical education)
(3week) (6 ECTS)
Sport and Exercise psychology (6 ECTS)

  

 2. year 
Fall semester   Spring semester
Motor Learning and  Development (6 ECTS) Strength training (6 ECTS)
Education psychology and special needs  (6 ECTS) Basketball and volleyball (6 ECTS)
Public health (6 ECTS) Methodology and statistics II (6 ECTS)
Athletics and event management (6 ECTS) Nutrition and Health (6 ECTS)
Methodology and statistics I (3 week) (6 ECTS)  Practical training - community (3 week) (6 ECTS)

  

 3. year - Physical Education line
Fall semester  Spring semester 
Exercise physiology and measurement(6 ECTS) Gymnastics (6 ECTS)                                       
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Selective sports (16 ECTS)
Swimming 2 (6 ECTS) Elective(6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Thesis
Elite coaching (3 week) (6 ECTS)


 3. year - Sport Coaching line
Fall semester Spring semester
Exercise physiology and measurement(6 ECTS) Specialization in coaching (6 ECTS)                                       
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Sport management (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Elective (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Thesis (12 ECTS)
 Elite coaching (3 week) (6 ECTS)  


 3. year - Public Health line
Fall semester Spring semester
Exercise physiology and measurement(6 ECTS) Specialization in public health (6 ECTS)                                       
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Sport management (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Elective (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Thesis (12 ECTS)
Personal training and health coaching  (3 week) (6 ECTS)  

Students are allowed, with the approval of Sport Science department, to take an elective course in the other Schools of RU.



Admission

An entrance examination is held in the first weekend in June each year as part of evaluating applicants for the programme. The test consists of swimming, ball fields, strength exercise, tolerance, dance and expression written examination on general knowledge.


Contact us
For further information about studying sport science at Reykjavik University can be obtained from the co-coordinator of the programme:

Telma Hrönn Númadóttir, telmah@ru.is , Undergraduate Programme Administrator

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