The NoFri courses in Sweden

In Sweden the studies will be at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, close to the very Stockholm city centre, but situated within the borders of the Royal National Urban Park, with rich opportunities for field studies.

All courses are held in English.

Kayaking in the city centre of Stockholm

Pedagogical perspectives in friluftsliv, 15 ECTS

This master's course in friluftsliv (outdoor studies) will provide opportunities for in-depth learning about some of the interconnected processes that shape our planet. Combine your passion for the natural world with helping humanity find a path towards more sustainable human-nature relationships. In this course, various landscapes and seascapes will be explored and form a starting point for discussions and analysis related to place-responsive, environmental and cultural perspectives.

Course coordinator: Jonas Mikaels, PhD

Friluftsliv in periurban landscapes, 10 ECTS

Friluftsliv (outdoor studies) in periurban landscapes is a master's course that relates to the importance of physical activity and nature encounter, not least for people living in cities. This is of great value from a health perspective. However, if that shall be possible for many people it is important that nature exist close to where people live. This represents specific challenges for the management of such areas. After this course, you will have a solid understanding of various health perspectives related to friluftsliv, and how pedagogics can assist in conceptualizing, reading and experiencing landscapes and making sense of nature. You will also have an emerging understanding of management, organisational and political issues related to friluftsliv in Sweden.

Course coordinator: Peter Schantz, professor

Quantitative Methods, 5 ECTS

The aim of the course is to learn about scientific theoretical assumptions for quantitative analyzes and in particular procedures for quantitative analyzes in sociological and psychological quantitative research, respectively. The course, gives the student an introduction to, what quantitative methods are - and why and how they are used - both in terms of descriptive statistics and statistical modelling – exemplified through examples from the research projects in the Nordic countries.

Course coordinators: Rui Wang, ass professor and Lasse ten Siethoff, PhD, ass senior lecturer