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Sport activities 2 and Introduction to outdoor education 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, water competence and swimming,  athletics, ice skating, orienteering,  nordic skiing  and  alpine skiing.   In  outdoor activities  there  is  a focus  on  classic  outdoor activities such as nordic skiing in winter hiking and camp life.

Course description for study year 2021-2022

Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start


Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction


Learning outcome


The student has to:

  •  Account for key rules, techniques and tactics in the selected activities.
  • Have knowledge of methodology and progression related to skill development in the selected activities.
  • Have knowledge of planning, implementation and assessment of overnight trips in different seasons.
  • Have knowledge about safety rules (fjellvettregler) and be able to ensure the safety of themselves and others on trips in outdoor activities and sports activities.
  • Have knowledge of nature as a learning and adventure arena.

Skills :

The student has to:

  • Perform life support and CPR by the pool.
  • Master basic skills and demonstrate techniques related to the selected sports and outdoor activities.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate sports activities targeting different skill levels.
  • Conduct outdoor excursions.
  • Analyze your own skill and create a plan for learning and development in sports.

General competence:

The student has to:

  • Apply theoretical learning material in and use play as a method of learning in the selected activities.
  • Work independently and with others in outdoor activities and in selected sports.
  • Facilitate mastery in selected sports activities, and experiences in nature that can contribute to lifelong joy of movement.


  • Life saving and  CPR
  • Water competence and  swimming
  • Athletics
  • Ice skating
  • Orientation
  • Ski games and  alpine
  • Nordic ski excursion to a cabin
  • Tenting and camp life

Costs: Transport to compulsory excursions on the bachelor's programme in sports science is covered by the university. Costs related to accommodation inside, food and personal equipment are covered by the student. Free accommodation in tents.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Practical exam and written assignment

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Practical exam A - F All
Written assignment A - F
Skiing Pass - Fail
Winter excursion Pass - Fail
Mountain excursion Pass - Fail

The final assessment consists of 5 part exams, of which grade A-F is given on the practical exam and on the written assignment. The Ski course, Winter excursion and Mountain hike is given passed/not passed.The average of the grades will determine the final grade in the course. All three excursions must be passed in order for the course to give credits.Practical exam: Students are selected for 1 activity (based on Athletics, Swimming, Orienteering), where a practical session of 45 minutes is conducted. The draw is carried out 4 weeks before the scheduled date of the practical exam. Students will show their own skills through progression exercises and/or practical assignments individually and/or in groups. Criteria for assessment will be announced in advance at Canvas. Written assignment: The students choose 2  activities (Athletics, Swimming, Orienteering, Ice Skating), where they produce a written paper of  2000 ±10% words. The paper shall include a reflection related to the activity and training (training log with reflections related to methodology and their progression, interacting with others, and on the structure around training/practice). There are requirements for the use of curriculum literature and the thesis shall be written with APA 6th reference style. Students will be able to receive guidance on the tasks in the lessons. Active participation in all excursions is required to pass the ski course, winter excursion and hiking cource.

Coursework requirements
Mandatory participation in various sports
The teaching in connection with the various sports activities is mandatory, and there is a demand of minimum 80% presence within the individual sports.
Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Anne Marie Gausel
Course coordinator: Bjørnar Kjellstadli
Study Program Director: Eva Leibinger
Course teacher: Åge Vigane
Programme coordinator: Ivar Bjørnsen
Method of work
Practical lessons, group work, student-led lessons (planning, completion, evaluation), self-training, excursions (day trips and overnight trips) and self-study.
The syllabus can be found in Leganto