The Master program European Master in Health and Physical Activity includes the importance of physical activity in a public health perspective and as an active ingredient in the prevention and rehabilitation.
The European Master in Health and Physical Activity program includes; methods and technical skills to use to plan, organize, coordinate and manage physical activity for different age groups, among children, young adults and older people with different physical abilities. The study has relevance to the work of physical activity in health promotion and prevention in different sectors of society.
The study is organized as a partnership between the University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark), The University of Rome "Foro Italico" (Rome, Italy), Universität Vienna (Vienna, Austria) and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Oslo, Norway). The program is offered as a "double degree", meaning that after completing the program the student will receive a diploma from both the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and The University of Rome "Foro Italico". In addition, the student receives a diploma from the universities combined.
The program begins with teaching in Rome with 45 ECTS, followed by a module of 15 ECTS in either Odense, Cologne or Rome. All teaching takes place in intensive periods.
In the second year of study the students chooses a specialization and is going to write a thesis of 30ECTS. The choice of specialization will determine where the student is going to study, get supervision and counselling of their thesis.
NIH offers courses of 15 credits in the second year from the autumn of 2014. NIH has particular expertise in physical activity for children, adults and the elderly.