Physical Activity and Health

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Physical Activity and Health

Master of Science in Physical Activity and Health


  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. March *(varies, see admissions)
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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.

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Participate in student organizations and activities to balance your academic life at NTNU.

As a student you can join NTNUI – a sports association run solely by students. NTNUI offers more than 70 sports groups, exercise groups, access to cabins in the Trondheim area and the possibility to lend equipment for free to their members. 

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The MSc in Physical Activity and Health is a two-year, full-time programme starting in the autumn semester (mid-August). There are three main components:

  • Master's thesis (60 ECTS credits)
  • Theoretical and methodological courses (totalling 45 ECTS credits).
  • Electives (totalling 15 ECTS credits)

The first semester consists of the introductory course PAH3000, two courses required by each specialization and one elective course. The specialization courses are offered as electives to the remaining two specializations, in addition to those listed below. The list is not exhaustive, other courses may be accepted if regarded as relevant for the thesis work.

The second semester consists of one elective course and three compulsory courses.

The third and fourth semester are devoted to thesis work.

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2022

EU/EEA/Swiss students: 
1 March 2023

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2023

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