The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education educates students in sports, movement, performance development, trainer role and physical activity as well as physical education in teacher education.
Some central research areas are physiological adapters and effects of sport, exercise and physical activity in addition to pedagogical and psychological aspects related to sports, physical exercise and physical activity.
The institute collaborates with other educational institutions, various sports clubs, schools and kindergartens in the region, both through practice in discipline studies and teacher education, and through various research projects.
The Department of Psychosocial Health educates students in health care, psychosocial health, family therapy, sexology and psychosocial work with children and young people.
Some key research areas are municipal health work, where both the users 'and employees' experiences are in focus, and dialogical practices.
The institute collaborates with educational and research environments both nationally and internationally, and has extensive cooperation with both private companies, non-governmental organizations, user-controlled centers, municipalities and hospitals in the region. In particular, we will highlight the cooperation through UNIK - a university clinical collaboration on mental health and substance abuse.
The Department of Health and Nursing Science educates students in nursing, health and social informatics, clinical health science and various fields of specialty nursing.
Some key research areas are e-health, care research, quality of life, ethics and quality in health services and patient safety.
The department has extensive cooperation with municipalities, organizations and institutions such as Sørlandet Hospital HF, both through practice in the studies and through various research projects.
The Department of Nutrition and Public Health educates students in nutrition, public health and food and health in teacher education.
Some key research areas are food and nutrition in a life-course perspective, and research is done on what food means for good health and how entire generations in Norway should receive training in cooking.
The department collaborates with the business community, non-governmental organizations, schools and kindergartens in the region, both through practice in discipline studies and teacher education, and through various research projects.