Outdoor education and sports activities (IDR134)

The course will provide a basic understanding of some selected sports and outdoor activities adapted to multiple audiences. Progress in individual skills is based on the students developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills. The students will receive an introduction to first aid and CPR, ice skating, orienteering, nordic skiing and alpine skiing. The students will also get to experience mountain skiing in the winter, and an autumn mountain hike which includes sleeping in a tent.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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  • Life saving and CPR
  • Ice skating
  • Orienteering
  • Ski games and alpine skiing
  • Mountain ski excursion (winter)
  • Mountain hike and tenting (autumn)

Costs: Transport to compulsory excursions on the bachelor's programme in sports science is covered by the university. Costs related to indoor accommodations, food and personal equipment are covered by the student. We facilitate the free option to sleep in tents.

Learning outcome


The student has to:

  • Account for key rules and techniques in the selected activities.
  • Have knowledge of methodology and progression related to skill development in the selected activities.
  • Have knowledge of planning, execution and assessment of overnight trips in different seasons.
  • Have knowledge about apropriate cloathing, equpment, map and compass.
  • Have knowledge about safety rules (fjellvettregler) and be able to ensure the safety of themselves and others during outdoor trips and sports activities.
  • Have knowledge of nature as an arena for learning and adventure.

Skills :

The student has to:

  • Perform life saving and CPR by the pool.
  • Master basic skills and demonstrate techniques from the selected sports and outdoor activities.
  • Master basic skills in outdoor activities, such as camp life.
  • Orient themselves by use of map and compass.

General competence:

The student will be able to:

  • Work independently and with others in outdoor activities and in selected sports.
  • Facilitate mastery in the selected sports activities, and various nature based settings.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Practical exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Skiing 1/6 Passed / Not Passed
Winter excursion 1/6 Passed / Not Passed
Mountain excursion 1/6 Passed / Not Passed
Livredning og HLR 1/6 Passed / Not Passed
Orientering 1/6 Passed / Not Passed
Skøyter 1/6 Passed / Not Passed

The final assessment consists of six part exams, which will be graded as pass/not passed.The criteria to pass each part exam will be made available on Canvas

Coursework requirements

80% obligatorisk tilstedeværelse og deltakelse, Mandatory participation in various sports
The course requires 80% attendance and participation.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Håvard Myklebust

Course teacher:

Bjørnar Kjellstadli

Course coordinator:

Andreas Åvitsland

Study Program Director:

Eva Leibinger

Course coordinator:

Bjørnar Kjellstadli

Course teacher:

Åge Vigane

Study Adviser:

Ivar Bjørnsen

Method of work

Practical lessons, group work, student-led lessons (planning, completion, evaluation), individual training, excursions (day trips and overnight trips) and self-study.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto