Sport Science, Outdoor Education and Recreation, 7,5 Credits

The course will to a great extent take place in different outdoor environments. Focus is on the important role of the outdoors as a place for learning and outdoor acitvities as a way of improving fitness, well-being, personal growth and enhancing the quality of life. The course will deal with concepts as knowledge, challenge, adventure, close to nature as well as outdoor education and recreation as a method or a value, goal in itself. Experiences of winter-activities in the mountain area in Sweden, ancient cooking, survival techniques, rock climbing, cave creeping, horse back riding are included in the course. Finally the students will plan, arrange and evaluate an outdoor activity for a group of children/young people or another group of people.

Note:Observe that general skills in outdoor activities and skiing are needed for the course. The course leads to extra costs for the student.

ECTS Credits

7,5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, the level of specialised study for general qualification cannot be classified (GXX)


School of Health Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: General entry requirements.

Standard university admission requirements.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: The starting point of the course is the tradition of learning that is based on experiences, "Knowledggde in action", which means that the course includes many different experiences outdoors. This, together with reflections and dialogues, will play a great role in creating new knowledge. All experience-based elements of the course are mandatory.

Active participation in activities and a written report.

Course syllabus

Application code: X7104