Coaching in Sports and Nordic friluftsliv

7.5 hp

This course offers international students the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Swedish sports and Nordic Friluftsliv. The course is especially interesting for international students who study sport science, physical education and health. The course deals with coaching in sports, Nordic Friluftsliv and the school subject Physical Education. The focus is on key issues within leadership and coaching, and different styles of teaching and coaching are analyzed. Practical application of coaching in different situations is also included in the course. General Information The course is a part time course (50%), which takes place during the first 10 weeks of the autumn semester and both Swedish and international students are participating in the course. Sports and Nordic Friluftsliv are important parts of the courses and the students need to bring a backpack, hiking boots or stable shoes, clothes for outdoor life in rain and cold conditions and clothes and shoes for indoor and outdoor sports. During the course there will be visits to Swedish schools and sport clubs and therefore you need to show an excerpt from the criminal record.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.