BEV2009 - Coaching physical activity and training


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral/practical exam 100/100 3 days A

Course content

The course introduce the students to coaching physical activity and training. Through varied work methods, students will learn how to plan, organize, implement and evaluate physical activity tailored to the needs of individuals and groups focused on creating mastery, improved health and performance development.

Learning outcome


The student has knowledge of

  • planning, implementation and evaluation of physical activity and training for both individuals and groups
  • basic didactic principles for coaching physical activity and training
  • different theories and methods related to coaching physical activities and training for both individual and groups
  • relevant sports pedagogical and sports psychology subject themes
  • the body's prerequisites for physical activity and good health
  • disease preventive and health promotion related to physical activity for different groups in the population


The student can

  • plan, organize, implement and evaluate physical activity for people and groups of different skill levels and with different aims
  • apply knowledge about the body's anatomy, physiology, motoric, and the functioning of the movement apparatus in a coaching situation
  • make use of a repertoire of exercises and practical methodological tools to develop other people's motor skills and skills in physical activity and sports
  • evaluate group dynamics and adapting coaching to different groups
  • apply knowledge about digital communication of physical activity and training
  • apply different motivation and feedback theories
  • self-reflect over own coaching of physical activity

General competence

The student

  • has insight into ethical issues related to the role of a physical activity coach for single individuals and groups
  • is able to exchange views and experiences of theories in the field of teaching physical activity and movement science, thereby contributing to the development of the subject field
  • can inspire and facilitate a good coaching situation
  • can act properly and show respect and empathy for single practitioners and training environments

Learning methods and activities

Teaching activities include lectures, exercises, group work and practical training.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical activities
  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentations

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities

  • Compulsory activity involves participation on practical assignments. The practical assignments will be performed in groups.

    • Oblig 1 - Practical activities: Participation in 2 of 3 practical activities, such as data collection and coaching/guidance of physical activity for groups.
    • Oblig 2 - written assignments: 1 of 2 approved assignments. The activities include written assignments and development of digital resources for physical activity (e.g., videos and infographics).
    • Oblig 3 - Oral presentations: 1 of 2 approved participation in presentation of assignment in front of the class and/or smaller groups.
  • The compulsory activities are approved for 4 years. With approved compulsory activities, the students resit the examination only.


  • The exam is conducted in groups and consists of a practical methodical assignment. The group will plan and execute a practical program followed by an oral exam with self-evaluation of the program and examination related to learning objectives.
  • Individual grades will be assigned for the oral exam. The oral exam may result in the grade from the practical work being adjusted by one grade up or one grade down. Individual students will only know the final grade.
  • Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester.
  • 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)

Required previous knowledge

BEV1010, BEV1011, BEV1013, BEV1014 and BEV2006. The course is reserved for students admitted to the bachelor's programme in Human Movement Science.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BEV2106 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
BEV2107 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: 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: Oral/practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral/practical exam 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral/practical exam 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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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