TERA204 Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International Perspectives (4 cr)
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.
Lectures 18 hours, independent work 6 hours and seminars 3 hours and seminar presentation (group assignment) and a written assignment to be completed after the course (independent learning log)
Active participation in the lectures and seminar, seminar presentation (50%) and writing an independent learning log on topics related to the course (50%).
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
The course is part of the International Summer School in Human Sciences