Master's Programme (60 credits) in Exercise Biomedicine - Human Performance
This programme is for students interested in furthering their knowledge in the limitations of the human body and possible ways to improve exercise performance.
About the education
Innovative environments, methods and tools
The education at Halmstad University is characterised by our profiling as a university that drives innovation. You have access to state-of-the-art study environments, including the Movement Lab, which is part of the interdisciplinary Rydberg Core Laboratory (RCL).
Courses and competencies in focus
The Master's programme in Biomedicine – specialising in physical training and performance gives you in-depth knowledge and understanding of the human body's performance, its possibilities and limitations.
During the first semester you focus on the function of the human body in health and ill-health from an exercise physiology perspective, taking into account both limitations and possibilities. You also study scientific methods as well as measurement and evaluation methods in the biomedical field.
In the second semester of the programme, you write a master's thesis in the subject of biomedicine with an exercise physiology orientation. You can also take one or more optional courses at advanced level in the main field, or do a project in biomedicine specialising in physical training and performance.
The programme is conducted in English.
Part of the programme can be carried out in the form of a subject-integrated project at a workplace related to biomedicine with an exercise physiology orientation. You then have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice by working with clients.
Bachelor's degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points/ECTS credits at an accredited university) with a major in Biomedicine or Exercise Science - including 90 credits in natural sciences subjects with at least 7.5 credits in Cell Biology, 7.5 credits in Biochemistry, 7.5 credits in Human Physiology or the equivalent. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.
The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2020.
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All courses included in the programme main area Biomedicine.
- Scientific Methods Oriented Towards Natural Sciences, 7.5 credits
- Exercise Physiology, 7.5 credits or Exercise as Health Promotion, 7.5 credits *
- Exercise as Medicine, 7.5 credits
- Assessing Human Performance, 7.5 credits
- Degree project in exercise biomedicine, 30 credits
* Students who have already taken Exercise Physiology, 7.5 credits or the equivalent are to study Exercise as Health Promotion, 7.5 credits.
After the education
The education leads to a master's degree with exercise biomedicine as the main field.
Opportunities for further studies
After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral and PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses.
After the Master's programme in Biomedicine, specialising in physical training and performance, you can work in private biomedical laboratories and test laboratories or in activities with products and services that are used to prevent or treat health problems. For example, you can work as a health counsellor, fitness trainer, test manager for athletes, wellness instructor or product specialist in medical or training related industries.
Another possible career path is to take a complementary one-year biomedical analyst programme with professional status qualification to work in hospitals.
Bachelor of Science with a major in Biomedicine or Exercise Science or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university - including 90 credits in natural sciences subjects with at least 7.5 credits in Cell Biology, 7.5 credits in Biochemistry, 7.5 credits in Human Physiology or the equivalent. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.
Available for students within Study Abroad agreements.
Language of instruction:
Teaching is in English.