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Jan Åge Kristensen

PhD Candidate
Department of Sport and Social Sciences
+47 23 26 24 41 / +47 971 67 542


Sport Psychology, Doping, Injury, Motivation and Performance


Teaches various subjects for bachelor students in coaching and psychology, as well as ice skating for the first-year undergraduates and the PE students.

Short biography

Jan Åge Kristensen is a PhD candidate within the department of Sport and Social Sciences. 

He has a master’s degree in coaching and psychology from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and a two-year undergraduate education in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kristensen’s Ph.D. project is labeled “Health risk practices among ambitious Norwegian youth athletes: Studies among individual- and team sport participants”. The project objective is to examine psychological protective- and risk factors on dedicated adolescent athletes’ behaviors related to their susceptibility to doping, injury, and pain.

 Jan Åge is also a sport psychology consultant and offers consultation services to athletes and sports organizations.


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