Department of Public Health and Sport Sciences

The Department of Public Health and Sports Sciences offers educational programmes in public health, dental care, sports, exercise physiology and teacher education in physical education and sports.  

Employees at the department are affiliated with the research groups Technology for Health and Physical  Activity, Critical Public Health, Sport and Social Sciences, Exercise Physiology and Teaching and Learning in Physical Education.


Eirik Grindaker is Head of Department, and the department has three sections:

  • Section for Public Health, acting Head of Section: Linda Lundsbakken
  • Section for Sports and Physical Education, Head of Section: Per Øystein Hansen
  • Section for Health and Exercise Physiology, acting Head of Section: Håvard Nygaard