TERA204 Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International Perspectives (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course will review of Finnish and European physical activity and sport cultures and introduce basics of health promotion. Also, a links between physical activity/sport and health promotion are illustrated. Two wider studies, namely International Health Behavior in School-aged Children study (HBSC) – a WHO collaborative cross-national study and The national Health Promoting Sports Club study, are presented.

Completion methods

Lectures 18 hours, seminars 3 hours (group work presentations), group work 6 hours and independent work (writing assignment i.e. learning log)

Assessment details

Working group assignment (50%) and Independent learning log (50%)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, student is able to:
• understand social sciences perspective on physical activity and health promotion
• demonstrate a link between physical activity and sport to health
• interpret overall situation of health behavior and apply (to a given country) the results of the international HBSC study
• understand the concept of settings-based health promotion and apply it to a sports club setting

Study materials

Selected material given in lectures

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching