VTES1001 Special considerations in coaching (6 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

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Opiskelija syventää tietämystä valmennuksen ja testauksen erityiskysymyksistä


  • Endurance training and competition in extreme conditions

  • Nutrition, supplementation and athletic performance

  • Sport psychology and psychological coaching

  • Special considerations of team sports in coaching and match analysis

  • Ethical aspects of sport coaching and competitive sport

Learning outcomes

 Upon completion of the course, the student…

  • understands the fundamentals of benefits from training at high-altitude in sport coaching

  • understands the applications of training and competition  in cold and hot environments

  • knows the importance of nutritional counseling in coaching

  • knows the fundamentals of sport psychology in sport coaching

  • understands the special considerations of team and individual sport coaching

  • knows modern match analysis methodology and applications

  • gains a deeper understanding of the ethics of sport coaching and fitness testing

Additional information

1st autumn term


  • Hausswirth, C. & Mujika, I. 2013. Recovery for Performance in Sport. Champaign, IL., USA: Human Kinetics (281 s.); ISBN: 1-4504-3434-7 978-1-4504-3434-8
  • Hardy, L., Jones, G. & Gould, D. 2018. Understanding Psychological Preparation for Sport: Theory and Practice of Elite Performers (364 s.); ISBN: 978-0-471-95787-4
  • Maughan, R. J. 2013. The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Volume XIX, Sports Nutrition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. E-kirja (333 s.: 217-550 s.).; ISBN: 9781118692332
  • Gamble, P. 2013. Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports. Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group (291 s.). ISBN: 978-0-415-63793-0
  • Schmidt, R. A. & Lee, T. D. 2014. Motor Learning and Performance 5th ed. From Principles to Application. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (315 s.).; ISBN: 978-1-4504-4361-6 1-4504-4361-3

Completion methods

Method 1

· Active participation in lectures (20 hours) and lecture diary, and write-up of ethical considerations of coaching · Active participation in seminars (10 hours) and write-up of seminar work and presentation
Evaluation criteria:
Book exam (50%), seminar work (50%) and accepted lecture diaries
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (6 cr)

Participation in teaching
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