Master's Programme (60 credits) in Exercise Biomedicine - Human Performance

60 credits

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.

Collaboration opportunities

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.

Entry requirements

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.

After the programme

Examination

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.

Career

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.

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Programme content

Semester 1

Scientific Methods oriented towards Natural Sciences 7.5 credits

Human Performance – Limitations and Improving I 7.5 credits

Assessing Human Performance 7.5 credits

Human Performance – Limitations and Improving II 7.5 credits or Exercise Physiology 7.5 credits, depending on your educational background (Exercise Science or Biomedicine)

Semester 2

Thesis/Degree Project 30 credits

or

Thesis/Degree Project 15 credits

Exercise-Related Professional Placement 15 credits


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Autumn 2019 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
Programme Director:

Level:

Advanced level

Application code:

Y0018

Entry requirements:

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.

Selection rules:

Available for students within Study Abroad agreements.

Instructional time:

Daytime

Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

Autumn 2020 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
Programme Director:

Level:

Advanced level

Application code:

Y0018

Entry requirements:

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.

Selection rules:

Available for students within Study Abroad agreements.

Instructional time:

Daytime

Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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