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Research theme and research lines
Exercise and positive physical experiences are important for our well-being. That principle is utilized in the context of psychomotor therapy.
In recent decades, a valuable range of exercise-based and physical interventions have been developed in the field of psychomotor therapy (PMT). PMT is used when welfare and quality of life are threatened by psychosocial or psychiatric problems.
The Professorship of Human Movement, Health and Well-being focuses on the efficacy of exercise-based and physical interventions. The research involves studying how the interventions are used in centres providing orthopedagogical care, spiritual health care and rehabilitation care. We also work to develop tools for use in (psychomotor) diagnostics or effect evaluation. There are three lines of research: