Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation

Master, autumn 2020

This innovative, online learning programme focuses on interprofessional issues related to healthy ageing and rehabilitation.

You will get the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy ageing and rehabilitation practice, research and policy development from a global and interprofessional perspective. Upon completion you will be a competent scholar capable of leadership and interprofessional practice in the field.

You will learn about:

  • Globally relevant theories, practices and research in the field of healthy ageing and rehabilitation
  • Critical approaches to challenges of healthy ageing and rehabilitation locally, nationally and globally with reference to socio-cultural, economic and political contexts
  • How to collaborate in interprofessional and intersectoral teams and with various stakeholders in the field of healthy ageing and rehabilitation
  • How to use innovation, technology, and leadership in rehabilitation for shaping services and policies to address capabilities and well-being in everyday life for ageing populations globally
  • How to conduct research and use of evidence in policy and service development
  • How to direct focus to health promoting and reabling measures, ranging from older adults’ functioning and their living conditions, to the environmental contexts

Content and structure:

The programme is a cohort-based, two-year, full-time programme (120 ECTS) in English. To earn the degree, you are required to take six courses (for the total of 80 ECTS) and complete a master`s thesis (40 ECTS). All students are required to attend two two-week on-campus sessions. The first two-week session is at the beginning of the programme. The second one is at the beginning of the third semester to support the development of the master's thesis (see Table ).

Study methods

Various teaching methods will be used depending on the content to be taught as well as the needs of students. Efforts will be made to provide learning choices for students by presenting materials using different modes (text, voice, video), creating multiple avenues for students' engagement (individual and group activities), and allowing student to express the newly acquired knowledge, skills and competencies in multiple ways (paper, presentation, video, poster). Instructors are responsible for setting the climate, selecting the content and curating the resources, and supporting the discourse.

Job opportunities

This programme prepares you for positions in:

  • International, governmental and non-governmental organisations with relevance for ageing and rehabilitation
  • Management, policy, advocacy and practice work with older adults
  • Leadership positions within education, rehabilitation or health and social sector

Further studies

The master's programme also qualifies you for entering PhD-studies and a research career.


The program will start on August 10th, 2020 in Bergen with a two-week on-campus session.

Student exchange

There will be possibilities for student exchange at semester 2 and 3.

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