Physical Activity and Health


Physical Activity and Health

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digital the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. 

The sessions will be streamed live on the Internet, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

We invite you to a digital welcome meeting on Zoom for the MSc in Physical Activity and Health on 18 August at 2 pm (Norwegian time zone). A link to join the meeting will be provided later.

You will meet your study programme leader, the student advisor and your fellow students, and practical information about the courses will be given. 

Before you can start your studies, you must pay the semester fee, get a user account at NTNU, download the semester card app and register for courses.

You can do this from early August.  We strongly advise you to this as soon as possible, and preferably before the classes start.

Arrival Checklist for International students

Arrival Checklist for Norwegian/Nordic students

All students at the Faculty of Medicine have to sign a non-disclosure agreement protocol.

By signing this protocol, you promise to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that personal data relating to patients or sensitive research data will be kept confidential.

You have to sign this protocol and hand it in electronically by 15 September.

Special needs students or students with disabilities can get help with individual accommodations. This encompasses measures such as a personal mentor through NAV and specially equipped reading room places.

More information about special needs accommodations

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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. 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