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The skill descriptions below apply to enrolment 2019

The purpose of the Sports and Health Bachelor's degree programme

The purpose of the Bachelor's degree programme in Sports and Health is to qualify the student to work in areas of education, health, innovation and culture and leisure with a basis in and using sports, movement and physical activity.

The purpose is also to give the student opportunities for further study at a Master's degree level.

In Sports and Health, the student follows a series of basic modules. The student also chooses one of three lines of study that offer special skills within either: Movement and Teaching, Physical Activity, Exercise and Health or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

If you want to see more about the options you have for combinations with this programme, you can go into DIVA and set Sports and Health as a Bachelor's degree programme.  

Final Skill Goals

1. Knowledge - the graduate has:

  • basic insight into and research-based knowledge of sports, health and movement as an interdisciplinary field, including:
    • knowledge of the importance of sports, movement and physical activity for people's life and health throughout the course of life
    • knowledge of the importance of sports and movement in and for society
  • basic knowledge of scientific theory in relation to sports and health 
  • specialised knowledge of either the link between movement and teaching, physical activity as health promotion and prevention or about entrepreneurship and innovation within sports and health

2. Proficiencies - the graduate can:

  • perform and teach different sports proficiencies
  • develop, initiate and evaluate sports and movement activities:
    • for different target groups and
    • in both commercial, private and public organisations and civil society
  • plan activities that promote relationships and motivation
  • conduct information searches and convey basic professional sports research results
  • use theories and methods in analysis of sports and health problems
  • relate critically/reflexively to problems and practice within the sports and health field on the basis of relevant theories and methods
  • specialised proficiencies within either organisation of teaching and instruction processes, planning targeted exercise courses or facilitating product and service development

3. Competences The graduate can:

  • combine knowledge from different subject areas with regard to developing and conducting movement activities within the area of sports and health
  • establish problems within the area of sports and health and investigate them based on academic research methods
  • share knowledge and teach within the area of sports and health

Job opportunities

In the Sports and Health programme, you will acquire a number of skills that can be put to use with regard to the job market and your dream job.

The job opportunities depend on the combination of subjects you choose in the course of study as well as your interests and other study activities. 

Two types of graduates

The sports course of study is divided into two levels and therefore there are two types of graduates:

  • Graduates with a completed Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.)
  • Graduates with a Master's degree (M.Sc. or M.A.)

Employment examples

Some specific examples of employment areas that can be mentioned.

  • Social and health sector
  • Culture and leisure sector
  • Youth education
  • Sports continuation schools and sports colleges
  • Hobby and sports organisations
  • Research and educational institutions  - e.g. universities with a special focus on health and well-being and University Colleges. 

Graduates find work here as:

  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Mediators
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants
  • Coordinators within various sectors, areas, initiatives