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

During the studies you will investigate the fundamental role of physical activity and exercise in health and disease, from a natural science perspective. You will learn about the human body’s ability to perform under different circumstances – it can be a sedentary person improving quality of life through physical activity, or an elite athlete trying to improve the world record.

After completion of the program, students should have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of physiological factors determining human performance, and acquired skills in methods and techniques for assessing, analysing and evaluating human performance from both a human health and an elite athlete perspective.

The career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists are expanding, and the expansion appears to continue into the foreseeable future. This programme prepares the student to go into careers in sport and exercise science, or progress to further postgraduate study/research.

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


Thesis/Degree Project 15 credits

Exercise-Related Professional Placement 15 credits

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


Advanced level

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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 also have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:

  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules:

Available for students within Study Abroad agreements.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.