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Physical activity and health research at UiT

Physical activity and public health research at UiT

Research in the field of physical activity and health at UiT covers a broad range of subjects, including physical activity in the prevention and rehabilitation of disease, methods for measuring physical activity, epidemiological research, intervention studies, and methodological studies, across all ages.

The research group "Physical activity and public health" is an interdisciplinary research group at UiT, offering a network for physical activity researchers. The overall goal of the research group is to generate a knowledge base for implementing measures for increased physical activity in the population. 

Research focus:

  • Prevalence, pattern and trends in physical activity in the population
  • Physical activity in the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases
  • Method development for measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Leader of the research group is associate professor Bente Morseth, School of Sport Sciences. The group has members from several departments and faculties at UiT, including School of Sport Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, Department of Psychology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Education, Department of Health and Care Sciences, and Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.

Latest news from our research


There are several ongoing research projects in the field of physical activity and public health at UiT, from physical activity trends and prevalences to population studies and randomized, controlled studies. You can read more about some of the studies below.

Physical activity projects


Latest publications on physical activity and health from the research group: