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Marte Bentzen

Worktitle
Associate Professor
Department
Department for Physical Education
Phone
+47 23 26 22 36
E-mail
marte.bentzen@nih.no

Area of responsibility

Head of educational program “Adapted Physical Activity”

Research

Adapted physical activity, psychological health
and physical activity, motivation, health pedagogy / health psychology, burnout and well-being, quantitative methods, the coach profession, dropout from sport. 

Education

Adapted physical activity, physical activity in psychiatry, methods, motivation

 

Short biography

Marte Bentzen works as an associate professor at the Department of Physical Education. Previous education; Teacher education, Special Needs Education, Master degree and PhD in Sport Science from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. The topic of her master thesis was on motivation in rehabilitation for individuals experiencing long-term sick leave, while the topic of her PhD was variation in well- and ill-being among high-performance coaches in sport. Previous work experience: sports pedagogue in different rehabilitation settings (cardiac, rheumatism, and psychiatry). After finishing her PhD, she worked as a researcher at NIH at a project exploring physical activity as a part of psychiatric treatment.

Common features in Marte Bentzens' research have been how contextual characteristics influences individuals in terms of experienced demands and motivational support. In contexts like school, sport, work, and rehabilitation, it is of importance that each individual experience mastery and autonomy in order to have the energy and desire to continue to be in the context, seek challenges, and experience joy.

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