The course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the application and validity of modern health related assessment methods in the area of sports medicine and sports science. The course deals with the importance of method validity and reliability and why certain methods are better suited than others for assessments on the individual, group and population level. The course includes theoretical and practical applications of assessment methods in; health-related physical fitness, body composition, physical activity and dietary intake. The importance of study design, sample size, number of assessment days, and how one determines the validity and reliability of a method is also addressed.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.