SPO3900 - Thesis in Exercise Physiology


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

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

The topic of the Master's Thesis should be within the area of the research competence among the available tutors. The theme has to build upon the specialisation in the course SPO3060. The project description has to be approved by the programme board. The thesis is to be written in the format of an article in a peer reviewed research journal, but with an extended introduction. More information about the thesis is given in the Guidelines for the Master's Thesis at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. These guidelines must be followed.

Learning outcome

After completing the master's thesis SPO3900, the student should be able to:

  • Carry out and present an experiment that can be developed to quality of an international peer-reviewed paper
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of the theme built upon the specialisations in SP03060 and have practical skills relevant for the field
  • Apply and adopt experimental methods within the area of specialisations and have practical skills relevant to perform the tests
  • Present outcomes of research in the thesis as an article with an extended introduction, evaluate and orally present and discuss the results in English Carrying out and presenting an experiment that can be developed to the quality of an international peer reviewed paper.

Learning methods and activities

Tutoring and laboratory work.

Further on evaluation

In addition to the written work, there will be an oral exam which lasts maximum 60 minutes. The examiners will set a preliminary grade on the written work before the oral exam. The grade given on the written work may be adjusted up to one grade after the oral exam. If the written work is given the grade F, no oral examination will be held. In case of not passed exam, the candidate must submit a new version of the Master's thesis within 3-6 months.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Exercise Physiology (MSPORT)

Required previous knowledge

The student must be admitted to the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. In order to be eligible to submit the Master's Thesis the student must have passed all exams, i.e. compulsory and elective courses worth 60 credits in total.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SPO3901 45.0 AUTUMN 2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 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.

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