Summer School of Sports Specialisation

VIA Summer School

Would you like to enjoy a summer filled with physical education – and social events in an international environment? Then sign up for VIA's Summer School of Sports Specialisation.

About the Summer School

  • Facts

    Subject: Sports Specialisation

    Duration of the summer school: Both courses run for 30 days and each are worth 10 ECTS.

    Course period: 16 July 2017 – 16 August 2017

    Language: English

    Course fee: The course fee is 7.000 DKK. There is no fee for VIA’s own students.

    Application deadline: 1 May 2017

  • About the course

    The Sport Specialisation programme is an intensive teaching programme, thus in order to pass the course full attendance is compulsory.

    On the course students specialise in different sports: outdoor, ballgames, dance or gymnastics and parkour.

    At the Sports Specialisation Summer School you will get the opportunity to concentrate on outdoor life and activities, ball games, dance and expression, or gymnastics and parkour.

    Choose your specialisation

    There are four different specialisations:

    1. Outdoor life and activities
    2. Ball games
    3. Dance and expression
    4. Gymnastics and parkour.

    During the course, you will concentrate on your specialisation, deepening your knowledge, skills and practice in relation to your chosen area. Along with other participants, you will plan and complete a teaching programme within your specialisation.

    The course consists mainly of group work, project work, exercises, dialogue, presentations and independent in-depth study and reflection.

    Motivation, involvement and learning

    Specialising in a specific area within sports is important for educational purposes in order to enhance motivation, involvement and learning.

    On this course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills for teaching within a selected area in sports. You will also work with engagement and focus as processes in primary and lower secondary schools, profile schools and continuation schools.

    During the five weeks of the Sports Specialisation course, students work in-depth with their chosen area of specialisation:

    Week 1

    Introduction to the course and selection of one of the four different specialisations. 

    Week 2

    Introduction to your chosen specialisation. Presentation of study plan, work and tasks. A joint presentation of Danish school-sport culture.

    Week 3

    Students work with their chosen specialisation. During this week there will be a joint canoe-trip with the Swimming Teacher Education course.

    Week 4

    Students choose the content for their specialisation-project. The project will be prepared in groups.

    Week 5

    Presentations of the specialisation projects. Evaluation and a joint end-of-course gathering.

    Some elements of the Swimming Teacher Education course are done in conjunction with the Sports Specialisation Programme, e.g. introduction, dinners, social activities and excursions. At the end of the course, there will be a social gathering for students from both courses.

    Read mere about Sports Specialisation (pdf)

  • How to apply

    Both Danish and international students may apply to participate in the programme.

    The Summer School of Sports Specialisation is open to students from around the world. However, you must be a student in a programme related to education.

    Application deadline

    1 May 2017

    We will contact you immediately after the application deadline to confirm your participation in the course. 

    Payment for foreign students 

    For foreign students the course fee is 7000 DKK. 

    After you have received a confirmation, the course fee is paid through VIAPay from 1 May and until 15 May 2017 as the latest. 

    Please note which course you pay for. 



  • Practical information

    The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.

    The course fee is 7.000 DKK. There is no course fee for students already enrolled at a full degree programme at VIA University College.

    Expenses for food and lodgings are extra.


    You can buy your meals at the canteen on campus.

    Transport to and from Campus Aarhus C

    Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and it is connected by train and bus to Copenhagen – Denmark’s capital. The closest airport is Tirstrup Airport, which is about 50km from Aarhus.

    VIA Campus Aarhus C is located in the heart of Aarhus, 1 kilometre from the main train station in Aarhus. There are regular busses to Campus C.

    Read about Campus Aarhus C.

    Plan your journey

    Plan your journey at "" (also available in English and German)  

    Get directions to Campus Aarhus C

  • Accommodation

    You must arrange accommodation yourself

    All participants in the summer schools of Swimming Teacher Education and Sports Specialisation must book and pay for their own food, lodgings and transport.

    A number of places to stay in Aarhus are listed below. This list is not in any particular order.

    Some hotels in Aarhus:

    There are also plenty of opportunities for bed and breakfast accommodation in the Aarhus area.

    Read more about eating and drinking, shopping, events and sleeping in Aarhus at the official website for the city at

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us for further information.

    If you have any questions regarding the summer schools of physical education you can contact:

    International office

    Faculty of Education and Social Studies
    T: +45 87 55 30 03

    Tue Fisker

    Lecturer and project coordinator


    VIA University College
    Campus Aarhus C
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK – 8000 Aarhus

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