FTES1001 Scientific Basis and Evidence of Therapeutic Exercise (4 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



• The criteria for the applicability of therapeutic exercise
• The dose and effects of therapeutic exercise and their measurement in relation to body systems, functioning and disability
• Current research on effectiveness of therapeutic exercise
• Evaluating study designs and methods for assessing the effectiveness

Completion methods

Active participation in lectures (15 hours) and seminars (6 hours)
Independent study

Assessment details

Learning diary of the lectures 50%, written assignment 50%

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is able to
• define the scientific principles and applications of different types of therapeutic exercise
• evaluate the reliability of clinical methods used in therapeutic exercise
• critically analyze the research results concerning therapeutic activities and implement them to clinical work

Additional information

Spring semester

Description of prerequisites

KTEA018 Näyttöön perustuva terveydenhuolto
FTEA1001 Tutkimustiedon kriittinen arviointi fysioterapiassa I

Study materials

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), WHO 2001
Schmidt, R.A. & Lee, T.D. 2013. Motor learning and performance. Human Kinetics
Other literature to be agreed during the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish