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:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



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, 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)

Assessment details

Active participation in the lectures and seminar, seminar presentation (50%) and writing an independent learning log on topics related to the course (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

Additional information

The course is part of the International Summer School in Human Sciences

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
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