PAH3005 - Evaluation of Physical Activity

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Vurderingsordning: Written examination
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Written examination 100/100 4 timer E

Faglig innhold

Assessing physical activity is of paramount importance to investigate physical activity related health risks and to evaluate interventions for disease prevention and health promotion in the general population and specific age- and target groups. Moreover, with proper feedback, it can be a useful tool to improve physical activity and movement in individuals and groups. Examples of questions involving evaluation of physical activity are: Was I active enough today to keep my good health? Does the prescribed intervention improve physical activity during daily life? Is the workload too high or monotone to keep specific working populations, patients and athletes in good health?

The course provides knowledge about how assessment of physical activity can be used in disease prevention, health promotion, (re)habilitation and sports. The course provides skills on data collection, signal analysis and interpretation of results of physical activity in daily life.



The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge about different methods for evaluating physical activity
  • has advanced knowledge about how evaluation of physical activity can be used in disease prevention, health promotion and performance enhancement in daily life activities
  • has advanced knowledge about how evaluation of physical activity can be used to facilitate behavioral change in individuals and groups


The candidate

  • can describe and discuss different methods for physical activity assessment used in mobile health solutions
  • can interpret and report different outcomes of physical activity assessment
  • can apply different methods in physical activity assessment for early diagnosis, risk assessment, and evaluation of interventions

General competence

The candidate

  • can present a project plan and project results in oral and written form
  • can reflect on ethical issues related to the use of activity data according to EU's general data protection regulation

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

The course includes practical exercises in the use of questionnaires, sensor systems, smartphone applications, and activity recognition methods.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Approved group report and group presentation

Mer om vurdering

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester. If few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters. With approved compulsory activity, the students resit the examination only.

Spesielle vilkår

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)


Admission to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. The course is compulsory for students admitted to the specialization in Movement Science. It is optional for other students admitted to the master's programme. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.


Course literature will be presented at the start of the semester.

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  VÅR 2024

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Helsevitenskap
  • Idrettsvitenskap
  • Bevegelsesvitenskap
  • Idrett


Vurderingsordning: Written examination

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
Vår ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
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