The need for T-shaped sport, physical activity, and health professionals

Johan de Jong, Thomas Skovgaard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


Chapter 3 describes the need for T-shaped Sport, Physical Activity and Health professionals. The authors de Jong and Skovgaard give insights on how to stimulate exercise and physical activity behaviour and counter sedentarism from a socioecological perspective. This perspective considers the complexity and systems thinking necessary to promote an active lifestyle for health. Furthermore, recommendations for a T-shaped Sport, Physical Activity, and Health professional that is educated in real-life situations (“Living Labs”) are made. From inside the classroom to outside in practice, the approach is a more congruent way of experiencing and learning how to deal with complex Sport, Physical Activity and Health challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Education in Sport and Physical Activity
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003002666
ISBN (Print)9781000541243
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2022


  • sport
  • physical activity
  • health
  • socio ecological model
  • education
  • professional


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