MEd Sports and Health Education

A graduate programme for those who wish to specialise in health promotion and sport education. The emphasis is on quality of life for people of all ages and abilities and how it can be maximised with organised exercise based on the premises of pedagogy, psychology, nutrition, sport science, and public health science.


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120 ECTS.


Icelandic and English.

Length of study

Two years, full time.

Purpose of the study is to prepare students for teaching sport at all school levels and for public health promotion in general.

The program is composed of courses which cover, e.g. sport pedagogy, preventive value of exercise, influencing factors of health, organization and role of the health trainer/instructor.


The course is organised as a two-year programme (four semesters) which leads to a 120 ECTS MEd degree. The programme is divided into 60 ECTS in pedagogy and 60 ECTS in sport science and health promotion.

  1. year 2. year
Fall  Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)                                 Research Methodology (10 ECTS)
Applied statistics/Problem solving
and social interaction (MEd students
not taking thesis) (10 ECTS)
Physical activity and health I (10 ECTS)
*Learning development and research and physical educations (10 ECTS)
*Teaching practice I (10 ECTS)
 Spring Physiology and measurement (10 ECTS)
Sport coaching process and environment
factors in coaching (10 ECTS)
Sport nutrition (5 ECTS)
Specialization (5 ECTS)
Learning material design and special assignments (10 ECTS)
Teaching practice II (10 ECTS)
*Physical activity and health II (10 ECTS)

*These courses can be substituted by an MEd thesis.


Students shall have completed undergraduate studies in sport science, physical therapy, health training, biology, education science, or other related disciplines.

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Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir

Programme Administrator


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