Through teaching, research and dissemination the faculty endeavours to promote health, nutrition, physical activity, care and quality of life from a health promotion perspective. The faculty provides health personnel, teachers and other educators with useful knowledge, skills and attitudes.
The faculty offers bachelor’s programmes in nursing, social education, physical education and sport science, public health promotion and nutrition science. In addition, students can choose one-year programmes in sport/physical education. The faculty also offers a one semester international programme in outdoor education.
Master’s programmes include sport science, community mental health work, health science, specialist nursing (intensive, paediatrics, anaesthesiology and operation), public health promotion and health informatics. The faculty offers a PhD programme in health science and also a wide choice of continuing education programmes in health and social care subjects.
Several of the programmes involve different forms of practical placement, varying from short observational practice, practical courses and laboratory practice to supervised clinical placements in various areas of the public health system.
Students and staff have access to state-of-the-art facilities, with laboratories and training units on both campuses. There is also a clinical nursing simulation laboratory and an e-health lab on the campus in Grimstad.
Public health and healthcare-related technologies are important strategic focus areas for the faculty. The faculty cooperates closely with various sports organisations, the school sector and health and social services in the Agder region.