With the total scope of 210 credits, the first two years consist of intensive studies at the Vierumäki campus. The final 1-1,5 years consist of the work placement which can be completed in Finland or abroad, and the Bachelor`s Thesis.
Structural Display of the Curriculum (including the credit breakdown for the basic and professional studies).
During the work placement students can implement, and further develop skills which were acquired during the intensive studies. Engaging in real-life working environments provides the student with the chance to develop the expertise and professionalism from the theoretical context of a classroom to skills needed in various positions in the field of sports and leisure and especially in coaching. Close co-operation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) provides opportunities for students to do their work placement in one of its’ member associations and to take part in international educational seminars, camps and tournaments.
The Bachelor’s thesis provides a chance for the student to get acquainted with methods used in scientific research and practice skills in objective problem solving. In addition to empirical, research-based publication, the thesis can also be done as a project leading to, for example, a product or event. Whether research- or project-based, the thesis should enable the student to take part in a developmental process with direct benefits to working-life. In addition to skills relevant in theoretical problem-solving, the thesis further develops the interpersonal abilities of a student through the co-operation with representatives of the working life.