VTES1002 Applications of coaching and testing to different populations (5 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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Students deepen their knowledge of training, coaching and testing in various aspects of sport, exercise and rehabilitation


  • Special considerations in the biology of physical activity of coaching and testing

  • Fitness testing and training for special populations

  • Sport and exercise at different ages

  • Clinical testing and exercise programming for different populations

  • Paralympian sport coaching and fitness testing

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student...

  • knows the special considerations for children's and youth's sport as well as sport during aging

  • knows the fundamentals of clinical tests

  • knows the central principles of programming training for patient groups

  • is able to take equality into account in coaching and testing, and understands the considerations of disability sport

Additional information

1st autumn term


  • Kohl III, H. & Murray, T. D. 2012. Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health. Champaign, IL., USA: Human Kinetics (281 s.); ISBN: 9780736087100 0736087109
  • Schwellnus, M. P. (ed.). 2008. The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Volume XIV, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (610 s.); ISBN: 978-1-4051-5637-0
  • Wasserman, K., Hansen, J. E., Sue, D. Y., Stringer, W. W., Sietsema, K. E., Sun, X.-G. & Whipp, B. J. 2012. Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation. 5th ed. Baltimore, ML, USA: Wolters Kluver, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (kappaleet 1-9 sivut 1-234).; ISBN: 978-1-60913-899-8 1-60913-899-6
  • Lloyd, R. S. & Oliver, J. L. (eds.). 2019. Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes - Science and application. Second edition. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. (414 s.).; ISBN: 9781351115346 (e-kirja)

Completion methods

Method 1

· Active participation in lectures (12 hours) and reporting a lecture diary · Active participation in seminars (10 hours) and write-up of seminar tasks 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 (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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