IDR3034 - Motivation in Sports and Physical Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course presents central motivational theories in order to explain motivation for physical activity in general, and motivation for sport and physical education in particular. Central theories include Self-Determination theory, Achievement Goal Theory, and Self-Efficacy. The most common psychometric measures of each theory will also be presented. Explaining motivation as a dynamical process, and how it is related to behavioural change, is of central importance. The course covers both athlete/student-motivation and coach/teacher-motivation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge goals:

  • Students shall have knowledge about central motivational theories concerning physical activity, sport and physical education, including psychometric measures.

Skill goals:

  • Students shall be able to discuss how to understand goal directed behaviour within physical activity in light of motivational theory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours pr. week and seminars 2 hours pr. week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Paper and seminar

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

75 credits in Social Sciences and Sports Sciences or equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
  • Physical Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2021-12-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 33
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-12 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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