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Master’s Degree Programme

Health Promotion


Midwife (Master), Occupational therapist (Master), Physiotherapist (Master), Paramedic (Master), Public health nurse (Master), Sports instructor (Master), Nurse (Master), Master of Social Services




3 years



Language profile


The Health Promotion degree programme is in Swedish.

Please note that the following English text is a translation for reference purposes only, and that this degree programme is taught in Swedish. You find more detailed information in Swedish here

Health promotion and health-promoting leadership are becoming more and more popular. The labour market has started to see the value of good employers and workers who are satisfied their jobs and have the energy to work until retirement. The Health Promotion degree programme at Arcada will give you valuable skills that will help you take on a leadership or expert role in your own field.

Health promotion is a central objective of all current health policies and permeates society at many levels. Health promotion is a multi-professional field that includes all sectors of society, e.g. living environment, traffic, education, sports, culture and social and health care. As a student, you will gain the skills required to work with and assess health promotion projects in working life and different kinds of lifestyle interventions. You will also be prepared for taking on work where your leadership and teamwork skills are tested.  

Co-operation with the world of work and the multi-professional study group will give you a picture of the opportunities within health promotion work in various fields and at various levels. The studies will also give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of health promotion aspects that are relevant to your workplace.

The Master’s degree programme is aimed at those who have a degree in the field of social and health care or sports, such as midwives, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, elderly care professionals, public health nurses, sports instructors, nurses, paramedics and social services professionals. 

The studies can be completed in 2–4 years as part-time studies or in 1½ years as full-time studies. They therefore constitute an exciting opportunity for those who want to study alongside a full-time job. All courses are web-based.