Physical activity has profound effects on physical and psychosocial complaints and disability. Transformation from a sedentary state to a physically active lifestyle could pay large dividends to the individual and to society. Despite of the increasing amount of evidence and knowledge concerning the positive effects of physical activity, an increasing number of people are finding it difficult to meet the amount of physical necessary for health benefits. Behavioural change is therefore needed.
Students that join this programme will be introduced to theories of behavioural change, psychology of change and are taught ways of advising, coaching and counselling to support this process of changing behaviour. Changing behaviour is educated by a combination of conceptual (theories and models) and practical courses (application). Students will increase their knowledge, attitude and skills by a traineeship.