|Personal Development Programme||2|
|Introduction to Business Operations||3|
|English:Professional Communication Skills||2|
|Principles of Tourism||5|
|Principles of Sports||5|
|Basics of Sports and Leisure English||3|
BASICS OF SPORT BIOLOGY
|Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|Human Motor Development||4|
(Select 15 ECTS)
|Skiing and Downhill Skiing||4|
|Finnish 2, Finnish students||3|
|Finnish for Foreigners 2, foreign students||3|
SPORT AND SOCIETY
(Select 12 ECTS)
|Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Promotion||4|
|Finnish 1, Finnish students||3|
|Finnish for Foreigners 1, foreign students||6|
|Svenska för idrottsbranschen, Finnish students||3|
|Introduction to Data Processing||2|
INSTRUCTING PHYSICAL EDUCATION
|Introduction to Physical Education||4|
|Adapted Physical Activity||3|
|First Aid and Health Risks||3|
|Muscle Care and Ergonomics||3|
(Select 16 ECTS)
|Leadership and Human Resource Management||5|
|Academic Writing, Finnish and foreign students||3|
|Professional Communication Skills, Finnish students||2|
|Finnish for Foreigners 3, foreign students||3|
FURTHER SPECIALISATION STUDIES
(Select 26 ECTS)
|Introduction to Activity Tourism||3|
|Management of Programme Services||5|
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD
|International Studies Abroad||20|
|Health Exercise Coaching||7|
|Exercise and Health Problems||3|
FREE CHOICE STUDIES
(Select 10 ECTS)
|Taping and Massage||3|
|Downhill Skiing Instructor Course, in finnish||4|
|Bygg upp din svenska||3|
|Studying in Myötätuuli||3|
|Practical Training (Orientation)||12|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60|
The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes about 60 ECTS credits per academic year and about 30 ECTS credits per semester
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Objectives of the Degree Programme
The objective of the Sports and Leisure Management Degree Programme is to provide both Finnish and international students with a high quality, practical yet academic training in the field of sports. The programme emphasises the development of sports and exercise skills and competence particularly required in health-promoting physical exercise, business and activity tourism. Students professional competence will be built upon a multidisciplinary knowledge base, as well as practical and interpersonal skills. They will also be able to operate within different kinds of working groups and networks.
Graduates will be qualified to seek employment in sports and leisure organisations, associations, clubs, businesses and in a field of tourism and they will possess the know how to run their own sports and leisure enterprises. Upon completion of the required 210 credits within three and a half years, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Sports Studies and are entitled to use the professional title of Sports Instructor.
The degree programme consists of basic studies, professional studies and free choice studies. An essential part of the studies are also two periods of practical training. Part of the studies can be completed abroad.
The learning environment at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences actively encourages the achievement of the stated objective by providing:
-A programme that is both responsive and flexible to the needs of students
-A programme that is both challenging yet supportive
-An international atmosphere.
Because of the nature of the programme, the learning strategies employed to achieve its objectives are varied; depending on the subject they may include: lectures, PE demonstrations, seminars, individual tutorials, workshops, case study, group work, project work and research.
The language of instruction is English and the courses are taught by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences’ own academic staff and a resource of guest lecturers from partner institutions. Interactive learning, team-based course work and small group sessions form an important element of the learning process of the Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management.