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Christian Thue Bjørndal

Associate Professor
Department of Sport and Social Sciences
+47 23 26 24 68


Skill adaptation, athlete development, sports coaching, handball


Sports Coaching: Coaching children and youth, Social interaction in sports coaching, Skill adaptation and motor learning, Learning and leadership, Professional practice, Team ball games – handball, Team sports – handball

Short biography

Christian Thue Bjørndal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sport and Social Science. He has a Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching and Sport Psychology from NIH and received in 2017 his PhD from research focusing on the dynamics of talent development in Norwegian handball.

Christian is interested in interdisciplinary perspectives on athlete learning and development in sport with a special emphasis on sociocultural perspectives and ecological dynamics. He has extensive coaching experience from youth and elite handball and is certified EHF Master Coach.


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