PAH3010 - Movement Control and Change


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course provides research-based knowledge about relevant theoretical concepts and constructs regarding motor control, development, and learning. Furthermore, the course illustrates how this knowledge can be applied in various contexts in order to work systematically with various motor behaviours both at the individual and group level.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge about theories, concepts and models in movement control
  • has advanced knowledge about how to establish change in movement skills in health and disease


The candidate

  • can apply theories and concepts on motor control, learning and development in practical contexts
  • can critically evaluate challenges associated with changing motor skills in the general population, athletes, and people with movement problems

General competence

The candidate

  • can understand and evaluate new scientific literature in human movement science, relevant for practical applications
  • can identify, consider and analyze individual and environmental factors that limit or create possibilities for changing motor skills
  • can understand and evaluate new interventions, tools, or tests, that are introduced to the health care system (or other relevant domains like for example the school system or sports)

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, tutorials. The course needs a minimum of ten students to run. In the event of fewer students registered, the course may be cancelled. The language of instruction and examination is English.

Further on evaluation

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

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. Bachelor's degree or equivalent within relevant research fields or educational programmes.

Course materials

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

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 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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