PAH3008 - Methods in Clinical Exercise Physiology


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Exercise science is a rapidly growing qualification worldwide. The assessment of health, fitness and sport performance is an important aspect of Physical Activity and Health sciences. Assessment not only helps to develop an appropriate, individualised program, they also provide an imperative function of screening and risk stratification for lifestyle related diseases and possible injuries. The goal of Methods in Clinical Exercise Physiology is to provide basic theoretical and practical basis to competently conduct a health and fitness evaluation and perform common health, exercise and sport-related assessments.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • Knowledge about common methods for health, exercise and sport-related assessments
  • In-depth knowledge about a chosen method for evaluating one or several physiological capacities
  • Knowledge about the basics for measuring ECG at rest and during exercise
  • Knowledge about how to prepare test equipment and test subjects before testing


The candidate can

  • Conduct a health and fitness evaluation and undertake a risk evaluation for lifestyle related diseases
  • Prescribe an appropriate lifestyle program based upon risk evaluation
  • Perform advanced test and interpretation of results in one chosen method from the course

General competence:

The candidate can

  • Communicate to relevant user groups about health assessments and risk evaluation
  • Give advice about appropriate test(s) for health assessment of different patient groups as well as for individuals at high risk of lifestyle related diseases.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory work, seminars. Longitudinal teaching. Compulsory activities: Approved laboratory report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory report

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester.

For re-sit exams the written examination must be done again. The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

As for admission to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. The course is reserved for students enrolled to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health.

Course materials

Course materials will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-13 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 19
Spring UTS School exam 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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