study places 25
location Mikkeli, Finland
duration of studies 3,5 years
Are you interested in business and wellbeing? During the studies in Degree Program in Wellbeing Management, you will learn to develop and produce wellbeing services based on data with the state-of-art technology.
The goal of wellbeing services is to promote the quality of life, health and the ability to work. The demand for wellbeing services is increasing, which has created the need to be able to assess the suitability and effectiveness of different services in various situations and for different target groups.
Physical exercise and health have an important role in the human ability to work and perform. With the help of technology, it is easier than before to measure and assess well-being. Measuring produces data that helps to create new services that support wellbeing, health, and the ability to perform, together with new business opportunities.
In order to meet this demand, a new degree program in Wellbeing Management has been established. The language of instruction is English and the studies will begin at Xamk in January 2019.
In the degree program in Wellbeing Management, you study how to measure wellbeing and health by exploiting the state-of-the-art technology. You learn how to use this information in developing and producing services for wellbeing. The studies combine this information with business topics.
Active Life Lab
Active Life Lab, a unique environment for high-quality research and development on wellbeing service.
The virtual reality space includes technology to test how different environments, eg nature environments or a new office layout, affect people’s wellbeing. In addition, space includes different virtual reality games and contents that are used for measuring and enhancing the cognition and memory of neurological patients as well as those of healthy people.
The devices at the smart gym automatically track and adapt the training programs of individuals. This information is used for optimizing the development as well as for tailoring the health enhancement actions outside of the smart gym.
The fitness testing area includes novel equipment which makes use of virtual reality and augmented reality to improve the fitness and functionality of neurological patients, orthopedic patients, and also of healthy people. The virtual reality treadmill includes different games that used for motivating the patient and for gamifying the rehabilitation or training.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
Xamk students are expected to use their own devices (eg laptops) for studies.