BEV1013 - Physical Activity and Health


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

Research shows that regular physical activity can provide positive health effects physically, mentally, and socially. The course addresses disease prevention and the health promotion of participation in physical activity and exercise with emphasis on the most frequently occurring lifestyle diseases in Norway. The focus is evidence-based medicine. In addition, the course covers sports participation and health. Exercises and group work involve practical activities, demonstrations and written assignments.

Learning outcome

The student will have knowledge of the following:
• Disease prevention and health promotion, with emphasis on physical activity for different ages and groups
• Effects of physical activity and exercise on lifestyle diseases
• Motivational communication through lifestyle changes
• Basic research methods and critical use of references to evaluate potential biological and psychological effects of health effects through physical activity participation
• Participation in sports, and body image and eating disorders
• Sports, menstrual cycle, and fertility
• Some sports injuries and first aid.

The student will be able to:
• Acquire, critically evaluate, and refer to research-based literature on physical activity and health
• Apply knowledge about physical activity and health for different groups in the population
• Contribute to society through strengthening physical activity in public health.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 48 hours lectures/exercises/group work. Exchange students interested in the course must consult the Department for possible admission.

Compulsory assignments

  • 70 % participation in exercises.

Further on evaluation

* If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Human Movement Science (BBEV)
Social Science and Sport Sciences (BSAMIDR)

Required previous knowledge

* The course is reserved for students admitted to the bachelor's programme in Human Movement Science and bachelor's programme in Social Sciences and Sports Sciences.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDR1506 5.0 01.09.2011
BEV2003 7.5 01.09.2011
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-12-01

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Human Movement Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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