PAH3000 - Physical Activity and Health


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and course work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Course work 1 15/100
Written exam 55/100 90 minutes E
Course work 3 15/100
Course work 2 15/100

Course content

Relationship between physical activity and physical- and mental health, and mortality. Exercise in medicine. Promoting change at the individual and societal level. Physical activity and everyday life. Activity guidelines. Performance and health. Critical appraisal of evidence. Nature of evidence: epidemiology, laboratory research, qualitative studies. Physical activity and social inequality. Adverse impact of physical activity. Innovation and entrepreneurship in physical activity and health.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has knowledge about the nature of scientific evidence relevant for physical activity and health (epidemiology, clinical studies, laboratory-based research, qualitative methods)
  • has advanced knowledge on how physical activity and inactivity affect health and disease across the lifespan
  • has thorough knowledge about current strategies and approaches to increase physical activity, and their evidence base
  • has in depth knowledge on how physical activity can be promoted at the individual and societal levels
  • has knowledge on how exercise training principles can be used to improve health and performance
  • has knowledge on how social inequities affect health and participation in physical activity


The candidate

  • can acquire and critically assess scientific evidence concerning the relationship between physical activity, health, disease, participation and performance
  • can describe challenges related to physical activity and health, and discuss appropriate solutions
  • can work independently and in groups to solve advanced problems related to physical activity and health, and propose innovative solutions

General competence

The candidate

  • can integrate knowledge and skills from relevant disciplines and professions into a common perspective on physical activity and health

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, exercises, team-based learning, and more.

Further on evaluation

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only.

All 4 assessment components must be passed in order to get a valid result. Students with legitimate leave of absence and students who receive the grade F (fail) on the written examination may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester. If few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination. Students who fail the course work components or want to improve their grade must retake the course work in the next teaching semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. The course is compulsory for students admitted to the master's programme. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.

Course materials

Course literature will be presented at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BEV3023 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Written exam and course work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 55/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Course work 1 15/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Course work 2 15/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Course work 3 15/100 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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