Do you want to train others?

More and more leaders want to contribute to public health, social sustainability and attractive living environments. In step with this development, we at Change the game predict that new opportunities will arise for those who want, can and have in-depth knowledge of physical literacy to work with training and supporting leaders in different types of activities and at different levels.



During the course “Leadership development with physical literacy”, participants get the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the social innovation tool physical literacy and its components. Furthermore, various expected effects of adopting a leadership based on physical literacy are discussed. It includes the use of the concept as a compass to promote achievement in various contexts, create good learning environments and sustainable societal development.


Joint training meetings are held every other week in the evening during March-May. The meetings begin with a short lecture followed by a group discussion. They will also include practical experiences, study visits and input from experts in mobility. Prior to the joint meetings, recorded lectures and reading references are provided.

Participation in this course is not a passive experience. To get the most out of each step, we encourage exchange between participants and ongoing application of your new knowledge in other contexts. We recommend that participants plan at least two hours of work a week with this course, which includes time to watch recorded lectures, read articles, reflect and discuss.

Course objectives

The overall goal of the course is for participants to develop their ability to hold theoretical and practical training on physical literacy.

After completing the course, participants are expected to be able to:
• Understand the underlying philosophy on which the concept of physical literacy is based
• Distinguish and explain connections between physical literacy, physical activity and health
• Explain the importance that physical literacy has for learning and achievement
• Describe the relative benefits of adopting a physical literacy mindset
• Give examples of how knowledge about physical literacy can affect exercise design
• Give examples of different ways in which the physical environment can be important for physical literacy
• Describe connections between physical literacy, attractive living environments and sustainable societal development

Course fee

The course fee is SEK 625 for students and employees at Umeå University, Umeå Municipality, Region Västerbotten and RF-SISU Västerbotten as well as for leaders from non-profit associations in Västerbotten. The fee for other participants is SEK 12,500.


Thursday 10/2 – Digital info meetings at 12.15-12.45 and 18.30-19.00 (registration to
Thursday 17/2 – Last application day
Thursday 24/2 – Admission notice is received

Course meetings
Thursday 3/3 at 18.30-20.30 – Start-up meeting
Thursday 17/3 at 18.30-20.30 – Specialization in physical literacy
Thursday 31/3 at 18.30-20.30 – Activities and exercise design
Wednesday 13/4 at 18.30-20.30 – Physical environments
Thursday 28/4 at 18.30-20.30 – Sustainable well-being (+ lecture with Stefan Söderfjäll at 14.00-16.30, “The hero within you”)
Thursday 19/5 at 18.30-20.30 – Collaboration and community development
Wednesday 25/5 at 18.30-20.30 – Closing workshop and exchange


The application is closed for this time.

Grim Jernudd, Change the game, leads the course and holds the various elements together with leading researchers, educators and program developers.
If you have any questions, please contact Grim via email:

The course is organized by Change the game in collaboration with the Sports School of Science at Umeå University, Umeå Municipality, Region Västerbotten and RF-SISU Västerbotten within the framework of the Vinnova-funded project Physical literacy enriched public environments.

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