On successful completion of the course, students will:
have knowledge of the structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system
have knowledge of basic exercise physiology
be able to describe and explain basic issues of everyday activity based on knowledge of training methodology
be able to apply theoretical knowledge in the planning of everyday activities using the basic training principles
structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system
muscle and nerve cells
energy consumption by different types of physical activity
ventilatory and circulatory physiology
the function of the nervous and muscular system
Foundations of physical training
theory and principles of training
mobility, technique, coordination, plyometric and speed training
analysis of key movements and exercises related to strength training
The course is mainly online, but with some theoretical and practical teaching on campus. Students and lecturers primarily communicate via UiA's learning platform, where lessons are posted, and academic discussions take place.
Estimated student workload is 270 hours.
• Three digital multiple choice tests where 80% correct answers is required in order to sit for the exam
Assessment methods and criteria
A graded 3-hour written examination.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.