Higher Education Entrance Qualification or Prior learning and work experience
Admission requirements for admission to the third year of study (for new students):
It is required that the equivalent first and second years of the bachelor's programme in physical education and sports have been passed in order to start in the third year:
For conditional offers, the applicants cannot be missing more than 30 credits in their current study program, which must correspond to the first or second year of physical education and sports, bachelor's programme.
Admission takes place according to the regulations of admission to studies and courses at the University of Agder https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2021-11-24-3370?q=uiahttps://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2021-11-24-3370?q=uia
There is no specified performance level, but it is advisable that students are in good physical condition when starting the programme.
Parts of the teaching take place in water/at sea, which requires the ability to swim.
The bachelor's programme in physical education and sports consists of a two-year integrated study plus a minor subject. The profile of the programme is 'Development, learning and achievement in sports from a coach and supervisor perspective'. Through the study, students will gain competence in biological topics such as human anatomy and physiology, movement theory, basic nutrition, motor development and performance development. Other parts of the programme focus on the psychological and social aspects of sports such as motivation, learning, facilitation, guidance and leadership. Another important aspect of the bachelor's programme is the focus on various sports activities, both individual sports, team sports and other physical activities.
The second year of study consists of a minor subject where the students choose a one-year programme or a collection of courses relevant to the bachelor's programme and later professional career. It is also possible, after further agreement, to choose other one-year programmes or collection of courses than those listed in the structure below. It is also possible to take one or two semesters as an exchange student.
In the third year of study, the students will, in addition to sports courses, have a course in scientific method and statistics that prepares them to write the bachelor's thesis in the last semester.
|1. sem||IDR138-1 Exercise Physiology and Basic Sports Nutrition 10 sp||IDR139-1 Motor development and learning 10 sp||IDR141-1 Sport and Physical Education activities and Methodology of training 1 10 sp|
|ORG001-1 Health, Safety and Environment 0 sp|
|2. sem||IDR100-1 Sports and society, sports psychology 10 sp||IDR104-1 Anatomy and sports biomechanics 10 sp||IDR142-1 Sport and Physical Education activities and Methodology of training 2 10 sp|
Elective minors or student exchange in 3th and 4th semester
|5. sem||ME-200-1 Introduction to Scientific Method and Statistics 10 sp||IDR210-1 Sports and Physical Education Activities 3 10 sp||IDR211-1 Issues related to performance in Sports 10 sp|
|6. sem||IDR212-1 Bachelor's Thesis in Sports 10 sp||IDR213-1 Development of performance in Sports 10 sp||IDR214-1 Coaching in Sports 10 sp|
On successful completion of the programme, the candidate will:
The student should also have knowledge, skills and general competence in line with the chosen minor.
The intention is to create a learning environment that develops the students' ability to reflect on and critically evaluate their own work methods facing theoretical and practical knowledge. Various forms of teaching methods are used, such as lectures, group work with supervision, seminars, instruction, project work, student presentations, individual work, laboratory work, practical sports activities and excursions.
All practical teaching, laboratory teaching and excursions are compulsary with a requirement of a minimum of 80% attendance. Other compulsory teaching will appear from the course descriptions. All compulsory teaching will be specified in Canvas.
Various assessment methods are used, such as written examination under supervision, home examination, project assignment, oral examination, portfolio examination and bachelor's thesis.
"Conditions for access to the exam" are different work requirements the students have to complete and get approved. The requirements include practical assignments/ work requirements in groups, practice/practice report, submissions, oral presentations, digital entrance test, project outline, reflection log.
In addition, please see the methods of assessment in the elected minor.
There are exchange opportunities in one or two semesters in the second year of study. Please see the faculty's website and the International Office for more information:
Curriculum in English is used in many of the program's courses.
Language of instruction: Norwegian
After graduating, candidates can work as a coach, leader and supervisor in sports, as well as in after-school programs (SFO). The program can also provide opportunities for administrative positions in sports clubs, within federations, regional sports organisations and national sports organisations, as well as project positions in private and public sectors. A master's degree in sports science, in addition to practical pedagogical education (PPU), will provide opportunites for work in the education system. Relevant jobs may also depend somewhat on what is chosen in the second year.
The programme qualifies for admission to the faculty's master's programmes in sports science, and in public health sciences at the University of Agder. Other master's programmes and further education in sports at other institutions may also be relevant.
Master's studies in sports qualify for admission to practical pedagogical education (PPU), which provides teaching competence in physical education and sports. A master's degree after the bachelor's degree will strengthen candidates' opportunities in the job market.
Some of the teaching takes place as courses in locations other than Kristiansand. Costs associated with mandatory courses/trips outside the Kristiansand area are covered by UiA. It is expected that students provide some personal equipment related to practical instructions.
A police certificate of conduct is required for admission to the study programme.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (`laptop¿) for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences