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Extreme Environments

Glacier climbing. Mountain hiking. What happens in the body when you train in extreme environments? How does the body react? What happens with the mind? Come to Arctic Norway to learn and explore. 

How does the human body react physiologically and cognitively on high altitudes and in extreme environments? In this course, field-based experience and practical excersices are central concepts. You will measure physiological and cognitive responses to extreme cold whilst building snow caves, skiing and ice climbing.

The course consists of 20 ECTS and can be combined with NO106L Norwegian for Foreigners, 10 ECTS which runs from January to May. 

Programme description

Glacier climbing. Mountain hiking. What happens in the body when you train in extreme environments? How does the body react? What happens with the mind? Come to Arctic Norway to learn and explore. 

How does the human body react physiologically and cognitively on high altitudes and in extreme environments? In this course, field-based experience and practical excersices are central concepts. You will measure physiological and cognitive responses to extreme cold whilst building snow caves, skiing and ice climbing.

The course consists of 20 ECTS and can be combined with NO106L Norwegian for Foreigners, 10 ECTS which runs from January to May. 

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Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

English language proficiency

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Study abroad

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Teaching sessions

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Compulsory participation on location in Norway in March only.

Time schedule: 

January and February: Preparation on location of choice.

March: Compulsory participation on hiking-tours etc. in Bodø, Norway. The students are required to have arrived in Bodø no later than March 1. The students can travel back to their home university March 26.

April: Individual work on location of choice.



Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Nomination: September 15; application after nomination: October 1.
ECTS Credits 20
Study level Shorter programme
Scope Part time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Nomination: September 15; application after nomination: October 1.

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