Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

The MSc programme is associated with the research group in Exercise and Extreme Environments at the Faculty of Medicine. This group searches for the mechanisms for limitations for the supply and demand of oxygen transport, as well as the muscular and neural limitations for strength and coordination. A main goal is to identify exercise-training responses, prescribe effective strength- and endurance training programmes, and to study their effect on top sports performance.

Furthermore, the epidemic of cardiovascular and other lifestyle-related diseases in western societies, which is an impending threat to public health and economy, calls for effective, affordable treatment and prevention strategies. The search for an adequate treatment for these diseases is a major challenge, and even though medical treatment has been improved substantially, the mortality rate is high. There is a need for a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms for such diseases, as well as the beneficial effects of physical activity on the organism. Physical activity is advocated as an important part of rehabilitation programmes for these patient groups. Understanding the mechanisms of training-induced (strength- and endurance) amelioration of cardiovascular performance will help identify targets for treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The language of teaching and examinations is English.


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Degree: Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Programme code: MSPORT
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
Restricted admission: Yes (20 places)
Language of Instruction: English

Faculty: Medicine
Department: Circulation and Medical Imaging

Location: Trondheim (Campus Øya)

The validity of the information: 2016/2017

Application Deadline

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016
  • Norwegian and Nordic applicants: 15 April 2016

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.