Physical Activity and Health


Physical Activity and Health


As a MSc student of Physical Activity and Health, you become an expert on the relationship between physical activity, function and performance, health, disease, and social participation. You emphasize specially on interventions to improve health, increase physical activity levels, and reduce disability in various populations. To tailor your expertise, apply directly to your personal choice among the following specializations: 

Exercise Physiology emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms for supply and demand of oxygen transport, as well as the neuromuscular basis for muscle strength. A main goal is to identify exercise-training responses, prescribe and supervise effective strength and endurance training programs, and to study their effect on health and performance.

Movement Science emphasizes understanding of the interaction between physical activity, function, and performance in daily life, health and disease, as well as in competitive sports. In addition, Movement Science focuses on state-of-the-art skills and methods to evaluate and improve physical performance, function, and activity.

Occupational Science emphasizes understanding the complex interplay of individual, physical, group and societal environmental factors that affect human activity and everyday life. Occupational Science translates this knowledge into evidence-based approaches for treating, rehabilitating and preventing diseases and unhealthy lifestyles, as well as promoting health and active living.



Degree: Master of Science in Physical Activity and Health
Programme code: MSPAHE
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
Restricted admission: Yes (60 places)
Language of instruction: English

FacultyMedicine and Health Sciences
Department: Neuromedicine and Movement Science

Location: Trondheim (Campus Øya)

How to apply