Degree Structure of the Master's Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Promotion

The SportPro programme provides both research and practice oriented master’s level education with two optional areas of specialisation: Sport Management or Sport Psychology. The programme leads to a Master's Degree in Sport Sciences.

In the Sport Psychology specialisation, it is also possible to complete a double degree by completing a study abroad period in the University of Thessaly, Greece.

 

The degree structure in the Master’s Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Promotion consists of a number of different components, listed below, which aim to develop every aspect of the student’s academic education and professional expertise.

ComponentsECTS credits
1. Introduction to the master’s programme, individualised study plan and portfolio 3
2. Language modules 6-11
3. Intercultural competence 2
4. Research methods 6
5. Expertise in social sciences of sport / sport psychology 40
6. Optional studies 17
7. Internship 10
8. Master’s thesis and seminars 36
Total number of credits 120

 

The compulsory and optional modules included in the Master's Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Promotion, as well as their recommended timing:

 

TimingModulesECTS credits
1. term / Autumn LTKY006 Orientation to Studies (part 1) -
XSU0026 Finnish or XRUL003 Swedish*** 2 or 3
LTKY021 Qualitative Research Methods 3
SEPS1001 Intercultural Interaction Skills 3
LPSS004 Advanced Knowledge in SEP 1 10
LYTS512 Sport and Economics 4
LYTS511 Sport and Leisure Management 3
SEPS1008 Internship 1 1
SEPS1011 Master’s Thesis 1 3
Optional modules between autumn and spring semester (Winter School, 2 weeks) -
Total 29-30

Optional modules:

ModulesECTS credits

Winter School in Sport Sciences

LYTA511 International Perspectives to Organisation and Management of Sport

LYTA509 Sport Marketing

 

2-4

2-4

TimingModulesECTS credits
2. term / Spring LTKY006 Orientation to Studies (part 2) 1
LTKY022 Quantitative Research Methods 3
XENX009 Integrated Research Communication 4
SEPS1003 Promotion of Physical Activity and Health Behaviour 3
LYTA1002 Sport, Globalisation and Multiculturalism 3
Social Sci. of Sport LYTS536 Public and Voluntary Sectors in Sport 4*
Sport Psychology LPSS018 Group Dynamics 4**
SEPS1009 Internship 2 1
SEPS1012 Master's Thesis 2 3
Optional Modules 4-8
Total 26-30

Optional modules:

ModulesECTS credits
ELIA004 Adapted Physical Activity 4
LYTP1001 Sport and Media 4
LPSS015 European Dimensions in SEP 10
LPSS026 Practical Research Training 1-5
SEPS1016 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Promotion 1-5
SEPS1018 In­de­pendent Rea­ding on Sport and Exerci­se Pro­mo­tion 3-5
LTKY008 Liikunta- ja terveystieteiden luentopassi 1-4

Summer School in Human Sciences in May-June:

LYTA508 Organisation and Role of Sport in the EU and Its Member States

LYTA509 Sport Marketing

 

2-4

2-4

TimingModulesECTS credits
3. term / Autumn SEPS1002 Professional Development and Expertise (part 1) -
LYTA1001 Ethics in Sport 1
SEPS1020 Advanced Research Methods 3
Social Sci. of Sport LYTS509 Theory, Sport and Society 4*
Sport Psychology LPSS020 Psychology of Coaching 4**
SEPS1013 Master’s Thesis 3 2
SEPS1010 Internship Programme 10
Optional modules 6-10
Total 26-30

Optional modules:

ModulesECTS credits
LYTA506 Planning and Implementation of Sport Events 5
LPSS017 Stress and Coping 3
LPSS026 Practical Research Training 1-5
SEPS1016 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Promotion 1-5
SEPS1018 In­de­pendent Rea­ding on Sport and Exerci­se Pro­mo­tion 3-5
LTKY008 Liikunta- ja terveystieteiden luentopassi 1-4
SEPS1017 Applications of Physical Activity Promotion 3

Winter School in Sport Sciences in January (TBC):

LYTA511 International Perspectives to Organisation and Management of Sport

LYTA509 Sport Marketing

 

2-4

2-4

TimingModulesECTS credits
4. term / Spring XENX031 Project and Conference Skills 2
Social Sci. of Sport LYTS1003 Planning Environments for Physical Activity 4*
SEPS1014 Master’s Thesis 4 2
SEPS1015 Master’s Thesis 30
SEPS1021 Maturity Exam -
Total 34-38

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS (MINIMUM)120

 

* Compulsory course for students specialized in Social Sciences of Sport

**Compulsory course for students specialized in Social Sciences of Sport or Sport Psychology

***XRUL005 Swedish only for Finnish students

One ECTS credit = approximately 27 hours of work (including contact teaching and independent work)