LPE0575 Physical Education Practicum / Orienteering (2 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Use of map and compass in various environments

Basic skills in orienteering (movement in forest, orienteering equipment, different maps and map reading).

Various ways to do orienteering and hiking in near forest.

The Finnish every man rights and ecological ways in to do orienteering and movement in nature.


2 hour lesson, 16 hours of practical exercises

Active participation in lessons and exercises


Active participation 50 %, orienteering skills 25 %, class activity 25 %

Presence in all lessons is required for completing the course. The student will be assessed on the basis of active participation, group behaviour and positive attitude towards the subject to be taught, the teacher and other course participants during the lessons.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, student is able to

  • enjoy the movement in the Finnish nature using map and compass
  • know the physical and mental benefits of the movement in nature
  • use the different ways of orienteering
  • co-operate with other students in orienteering environments
  • support other students in the learning of orienteering skills

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching