The MSc in Physical Activity and Health will provide students with knowledge concerning the relationship between physical activity, health, disease, participation, function and performance. There will be a special emphasis on interventions to improve health and physical activity levels and reduce disability in different populations. To tailor your expertise you can apply directly to the three 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, and skills to evaluate and improve, physical performance, -function and -activity in daily life, health and disease as well as in competitive sports.
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.
Bachelor’s degree (or 3-year equivalent) in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Exercise Physiology, Human Movement Science, Nursing, Occupational Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport Sciences, or similar. Other relevant disciplines may be accepted after an individual evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications. An average grade equal to or higher than the Norwegian “C” is required.
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