What will I learn

Master of Science in Physical Activity and Health

What will you learn?

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The MSc in Physical Activity and Health has three specializations: Exercise Physiology, Movement Science and Occupational Science. There are some courses that all students on the programme take during the first year. These are: Physical Activity and Health (PAH3000) , Writing and Communication (PAH3001), Statistics for Medicine and Health Sciences (MH3003), and Experts in Teamwork (EiT)​​​​​​​. The whole second year is devoted to the master's project.

Students also take two compulsory specialization courses, and there are several elective courses to choose from. This gives you to the opportunity to tailor the MSc according to your interests.

More about the three specializations on the MSc in Physical Activity and Health

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. Compulsory specialization courses are Training Circulation and Oxygen Consumption and Training Muscle and Force Production.

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. Compulsory specialization courses are Movement Evaluation in Sports and Clinical Science and Evaluation of Physical 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. Compulsory specialization courses are Occupational Science and Participation in Everyday Activities and Assistive Technologies (AT) as Enabler of Everyday Activities and Participation.

Regardless of which specialization you take on the MSc in Physical Activity and Health, you can choose one of the other specialization courses as an elective. There are also other elective courses to choose from, such as Methods in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Occupational Performance in Active Meaningful Living, Movement Control and Change, and Exercise in Medicine.