ScHS offers research-based education at both bachelor's and master's level in addition to several further and further education programmes. The fields of health sciences, pedagogy, psychology and law all have the human at the centre of it in different ways. While the health sciences focus on health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and treatment, pedagogy and psychology have human learning and development as their areas pf. The legal issues focus on areas such as labour law, market law and health law.

The School of Health Sciences offers a number of study programmes in fields such as biomedicine, psychology, pedagogy, public health, nutrition, exercise science, physical activity and sports management. In addition, education in acupuncture and osteopathy is also offered.

Hans-Christian Aasheim standing in a laboratory
Hans-Christian Åsheim is dean at School of Health Sciences

In addition to the ordinary teaching on campus in Oslo and Bergen, the School of Health Sciences offers a number of online studies in the same areas that are adapted and developed in cooperation with the working life.

We have an active international research environment with research projects in the field of human interaction and technology, how physical activity affects learning among children and muscle wasting and growth in the living organism.

Section for Public Health and Manual Therapy

Section of Public Health and Manual Therapy is committed to contribute to society and science by conducting research and by educating individuals who are focused on the goal of protecting and improving people’s health and are equipped to use and develop science and technology competently. The section has four programs: bachelor and post graduate programs in osteopathy, bachelor of acupuncture, bachelor of lifestyle change and public health, and master of applied public health. Osteopathy and acupuncture programs provide education to detect, to treat and to prevent health problems of individuals by, for example, lowering the pain, increasing the mobility of joints, relieving muscle tension, enhancing the blood supply to tissues, and helping the body to heal. Public health is the science of increasing the health and safety of communities through education, policy making and research and practice for disease.

Applied Public Health (AnFo), AcuBreast, and Chronic Pain and Research Methods (CPRM) are the major research groups of the section. AnFo undertakes public health research to improve population health and health inequalities. ACUBreast focuses on improving knowledge of acupuncture research and particularly in the treatment of cancer related side-effects such as fatigue in breast cancer survivors. CPRM focuses on improving knowledge on persistent pain (musculoskeletal pain in particular) and innovating new methods to improve research design, outcome measurement, analysis

All programs in the section provide students with the opportunity to complete an internship or practicum to gain hands-on experience in the field, offer courses both on campus and online, and prepare students for graduate study in the health sciences. Graduates of the programs are also prepared for professional level positions in a variety of settings including government, hospitals, social service organizations, and human service.

Section leader and prodekan for research and internationalization Adnan Kisa.

Section for Training, Nutrition and Biomedicine

The section consists of disciplines that revolve around the functioning of the human body. Exercise and nutrition focus on how physical activity and nutrient intake affect our body both in terms of health and from a performance perspective. Life sciences deals with the molecular and physiological processes of the human body in a medical perspective.

The research group Health Sciences (HelsVit) works with mapping and promoting the state of health of the individual and to groups of the population with both preventive and treatment considerations. The group is led by Professor Per Morten Fredriksen.

The research group Training Science (TreVit) is linked to health and performance development.  The research is centred around three main areas: Endurance, strength/speed and mobility. Preliminary joint projects in these main areas are health mapping, testing and training methodology. The group is led by Professor Espen Tønnessen.

Section for Psychology, Pedagogy and Law

The section has three major disciplines:

  • The Section for Psychology, Pedagogy and Law's Academic Profile relates to research and teaching related to learning, development and law. Pedagogy is a field of study, science and an internship that deals with parenting, socialization, learning and teaching in different contexts and at different ages. Common is knowledge of how we humans develop and learn. Studies in psychology provide knowledge that explains and predicts actions of humans, alone andin groups and knowledge of the cognitive mechanisms behind it.  Forensic science deals with major areas such as health law, labour law, property rights, market law and inheritance law.

  • The section has several research groups such as the Critical Thinking Research Lab researching learning, development and teaching critical thinking in people with different learningprofiles. The research group Cognition and Art Research Group has an interdisciplinary focusand looks at the relationship between cognition and art. In the research lab The PIT there are a number of exciting studies on perception, interactive technology, and interaction between humans and machines.
  • The section provides both annual units and bachelor's programmes both on campus and as online studies. We focus on providing educations the labour market needs and have several exciting programmes under development both at bachelor's and master's level.

Joint administration ScHS

The School of Health Sciences has a joint administration consisting of administrative manager Hallvar Waage and advisor Vibeke N. Torp-Kjønigsen.