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Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management

Objectives of the Degree Programme

Students of the Sports and Leisure Management degree (210 credits), which takes 3.5 years to complete, will graduate as Bachelors of Sports Studies and can use the title sports instructor (KAMK). The degree consists of basic and professional studies, optional professional studies, free-choice studies, a thesis and professional internships known as practical training. 

The key content of the degree is sports services. During their studies, the students will practice instructing sports and exercise, working as fitness and nutrition coaches and they will also implement various projects and events. Furthermore, they will become familiar with sports technology and experiential/adventure activities. Business competence is a central theme of the degree and the NY Start up program enables our students to immerse themselves in entrepreneurial activities. Sports and Exercise Services: This is just one of the possible modules that enables specialization.

The Sports and Leisure Management degree is organized in the same competence area as tourism, enabling possible specialization in adventure or wellbeing tourism. The students will gain international competence by studying or accomplishing practical training abroad.


Learning Strategies
Degrees that start in 2017 will be implemented according to a new curriculum, which is based on the KAMK'24 strategy: "Finland's smartest university". KAMK's operations are directed with the aid of a profile – SMART SOLUTIONs, which cuts through all of the university's activities. 'Smart solutions' means not only benefiting from the use of technological solutions, but also the ability to do the right things right. 

One of the competence areas at KAMK is the nationally unique ACTIVITY TOURISM competence area, which brings the sports and tourism degrees together under the same umbrella. The focus of expertise in this competence area is EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITIES, which means developing memorable experience based, adventurous and profitable products and services.