LLTS010 Physical Activity Assessment (5 cr)

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



How to measure physical activity
Accelerometer assessments
Loading impact assessments
GPS movement tracking assessments
Exercise duration and intensity assessments
Total daily energy expenditure assessments
Resting energy expenditure
Sedentary behavior (sleep, recovery)
Interpretation and clinical application of measurements of physical activities

Completion methods

Lectures and exercises/demonstrations 28 hours
Independent group work
Literature and book reading
Active participation in the lectures and demonstrations, writing assignments, examination based on set literature and presentations

Assessment details

Participation, independent work, group work, final exam
Attendance 90 % in order to pass the course

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to

  • use different methods to assess physical activity
  • evaluate what can be measured and what can be estimated by different methods
  • analyze the reliability and validity of different assessments of physical activity

Additional information

Autumn semester

Study materials

ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. 2013 or newer. American College of Sports Medicine. 9th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (480 p.)

Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018.

Additional material given at lectures

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale: