BEV2006 - Training and Performance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

The course will cover the basic principles for training adaptations in individuals at difference performance levels. The primary topics will be strength, endurance and technique training, but psychological factors will also be addressed in addition to how it influence performance. The effect of different types of training will be discussed in the context of how it influences performance in different sports.

Learning outcome


The student has

  • knowledge of the basic training principles;
  • knowledge of methods and tools for measuring performance and performance-determining variables;
  • knowledge about physical growth and (performance)development throughout childhood and adolescence;
  • basic knowledge on the effect of different types of physical training on performance in athletes;
  • knowledge of basic principles of movement technique and tactics and how this can affect performance;
  • basic knowledge on sports nutrition and its effect on training and performance;
  • knowledge on the effect of the menstrual cycle and the use of hormonal contraceptives on training and performance;
  • knowledge on specific challenges related to para sports and testing and training of para athletes;
  • knowledge on specific challenges related to research and development in elite sports;
  • insight into how elite sports and performance improvement may create ethical problems (e.g. body weight, burnout, doping).


The student

  • can apply theories in physiology and motor learning to explain the effects of different types of training on physical adaptation and performance;
  • is able to design a training program with the purpose of improving performance;
  • can evaluate internal and external factors influencing the performance of an individual (e.g. heat, cold, altitude and mental aspects) and make appropriate adjustments in a training program.
  • is able to evaluate the effect of training with use of relevant tests.

General competence

The student is able, through writing and discussion, to disseminate theories and challenges within elite sports in addition to suggest and argue for relevant solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 42 hours lectures/exercises/group work. Exchange students interested in the course must consult the Department for possible admission.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments are carried out in groups and evaluated as passed/failed.
  • The compulsory activities are approved for 4 years. With approved compulsory activities, the students resit the examination only.
  • If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Human Movement Science (BBEV)
Human Movement Science (ÅBEV)
Social Science and Sport Sciences (BSAMIDR)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students admitted to the bachelor's programme, and one-year programme in Human Movement Science, and bachelor's programme in Social Sciences and Sport Sciences.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BEV2004 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
MFEL1050 2.0 AUTUMN 2012
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2023-12-01

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Human Movement Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 43
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 58
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 44
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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