BSc Sport Science

A varied and challenging programme that combines theoretical and practical studies. Students gain knowledge and skills to communicate in teaching, training, research and management. The focus is on sport and physical activity as an important part of health promotion.

Overview

ÍþróttafræðiCredits

180 ECTS.

Language

Language of instruction is Icelandic.

Length of study

Three years, full time.

Graduates become professionals in education, training and management in sport, physical education and health awareness. Graduates also meet necessary requirements for graduate studies (120 ECTS MSc or MEd).

Structure

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

Nutrition and Health (6 ECTS) 

Athletics and event management (6 ECTS)
Basketball and volleyball (6 ECTS)
Education psychology and special needs (6 ECTS)
Public health (6 ECTS) Methodology and statistics II (6 ECTS)
Strength training (3 weeks) (6 ECTS) Motor Learning and Development (6 ECTS)
Methodology and statistics I (6 ECTS)  Practical training - community (3 week) (6 ECTS)
 3. year - Physical Education line  
Fall semester  Spring semester 
Exercise physiology and measurement (6 ECTS)Sports: Selected activities (6 ECTS)                            
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Swimming 2 (6 ECTS)
Specialised sports- and health training (6 ECTS)
Thesis (12 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Elective (6 ECTS)
Practum Primary School (3 week) (6 ECTS)  
 3. year - Sport Coaching line  
Fall semester Spring semester
Exercise physiology and measurement(6 ECTS) Sport management (6 ECTS)                                   
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Elective (6 ECTS)
Specialized sports- and health training (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)  Elective (6 ECTS)                           
Sports injuries, prevention and rehabilitation (6 ECTS) Sport management (6 ECTS)
Specialized sports- and health training (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS)
Elective (6 ECTS) Thesis (12 ECTS)
Personal training and health coaching  (3 week) (6 ECTS)  

Electives: 

  • Gymnastics, School Gymnastics and Dance (6 ECTS)
  • Athletics and event management (6 ECTS)
  • Personal training and health coaching
  • Elite coaching
  • Practicum Primary School
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Electromyography I
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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

Admissions

Applicants need to have completed a matriculation examination or a comparable education. In evaluating applications, the department takes into account grades on matriculation examination (especially in Icelandic and mathematics), further education, work experience, management experience, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to include everything they feel may help their application. In particular, it is important that applicants state the reasons for their interest in the programme and what their future plans are. Official transcripts of upper secondary school diplomas must accompany applications.

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, strength, endurance, and written examination on general knowledge.

Contact us

We welcome your enquiries via e-mail or phone.

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Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir

Programme Administrator


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