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Sports activities 1 IDR132

The subject provides the students with a basic understanding of selected sports and other activities and how these can be modified to suit different target groups. The lessons will contibute to the development of practical skills and theorethical knowledge, relevant to the sports activities. The students will be introduced to football, handball, basketball, volleyball, dance, gymnastics, basic ball handling and other alternative activities.     

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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The candidate must:

  • Be able to account for rules, techniques and tactics in the selected activities
  • Have knowledge of methodology and progression relevant to skill development in the selected activities. 
  • Display in-depth understanding of the selected activities and their respective demands.


The candidate must:

  • Master basic skills and be able to demonstrate a reasonably correct use of technique in the selected activities.
  • Be able to plan, execute, evaluate and adapt activities for groups with different skill levels.   
  • Analyze own skill set, and reflect upon one's understanding and cooperation in the selected activities



The candidate must:

  • Apply theoretical subject matter, and facilitate learning through play in the selected activities
  • Be able to work independently and together with others in the selected activities
  • Be able to facilitate mastery experiences for different and varied groups

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics 
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Basic ball handling
  • Alternative activities (e.g. yoga, frisbee, parkour) 

Required prerequisite knowledge

Practical exam and assignments

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Praktisk eksamen 1/2 90 Minutes A - F All
Skriftlig oppgave 1/2 A - F All
Ballskole Pass - Fail
Alternative aktiviteter Pass - Fail

Final assessment consists of four parts: a practical exam and a written paper which both are graded from A-F. Basic ball handling and alternative activities are graded as passed/not passed. The final grade is based on the average results from the practical exam and the written paper. All four parts of the assessment must be passed to receive course credits.Practical exam: The students will draw two of the following activities: dance, gymnastics, basketball, football, handball and volleyball; then carry out a practical lesson of 45 minutes for each activity. The draw will take place four weeks ahead of the date of the exam. The students will demonstrate their own skills, individually and/or in groups, through practical exercises and tasks; and in various playing exercises in ball sports. Assessment criteria will be made available on Canvas at the start-up of each activity at the latest. The students will be tasked to act as participants in each others exams. The written paper: As background for å written paper containing 2000 words ±10%, the students will choose two of the following activities: dance, gymnastics, basketball, football, handball and volleyball. Contents of the paper: training log with reflections regarding the nature and training of the activities; methodology and progression; interaction with others; and the organisation and facilitation of training and exercise. The paper demands use of curricular litterature and must be written using the APA 6th style of reference. The students can recieve supervision on their papers during the practical lessons. The students must demonstrate 80% physical presence to achieve a PASSING grade in basic ball handling and alternative activities.      

Coursework requirements
Obligatorisk oppmøte
The practical lessons are mandatory and at least 80% physical presence is required.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Andreas Åvitsland
Study Program Director: Eva Leibinger
Programme coordinator: Ivar Bjørnsen
Method of work
Practical lessons, cooperation in groups, student-led lessons (planning, execution and evaluation), training and independent study.   
The syllabus can be found in Leganto