About the course

Course content

Part of study programme or single subject course:

The course is a single subject course. According to the Swedish higher education system, a student may choose between following a fixed study programme or of combining different single subject courses that will lead to an individually designed degree.


The course will give a basic understanding of Physical Education (PE) and sports in a Swedish context, from both an historical and a contemporary perspective. The course will also give the student practical experience of typical Swedish physical activities and sports, with special focus on outdoor activities (friluftsliv). The course will also give an insight into the Swedish school system or Swedish sports organizations through practice and study visits.

The course will give a background to Swedish culture and the history of the school system, PE and Sports system that will provide the student with a sound basis for understanding the Swedish context. Special focus is given to outdoor activities. Different typical Swedish sports will be presented to the student through practical activities. Through seminars and study visits to different schools or sport organizations the student will receive a deeper insight into the Swedish model.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

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