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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, Coaching, Motivation, Health risk practices and Youth sports


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 bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in psychology and coaching from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Kristensen’s PhD project is labeled “Health risk practices among ambitious Norwegian youth athletes: Studies among individual- and team sport participants”. The project objective is to examine protective- and risk factors on dedicated adolescent athletes’ behavior that may pose a risk to their health in the service of performance development.

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