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Psychology: Coaching & Vitality in Organisations (track)

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The track focuses on occupational health psychology, more specifically the psychology of interventions that promote the well-being and functioning of people at work. The background, development, and application of work-related coaching and other interventions (including mindfulness) play a key role in this track. Students also learn how to develop evidence-based approaches, introduce interventions and apply coaching techniques.

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Ooccupational health psychology
Coaching has become an enormous field of interest. Google 'coach' and you will find thousands of people calling themselves 'coach'. This Master's track helps you to understand coaching in a better context. The main focus is on how to work with interventions and which interventions you can use to be effective as a coach.

Study programme

Questions such as these are explored in the Coaching & Vitality in Organisations Master’s track. 

  • Which proactive and preventative steps can you take to ensure “healthy” career development?
  • What can organisations do to contribute to job satisfaction and promote the long-term health and well-being of their employees?
  • How can you return to work successfully and effectively after being absent due to work-related health problems?
Important topics are

Coaching, employee development and job satisfaction

You will focus on both

work pleasures (vitality) and work stress (burn out and reemployment)

small-group teaching approach

The focus is on

interventions that promote the well-being and functioning of people at work


The Coaching & Vitality in Organisations Master’s track prepares students for a career as an occupational and organisational psychologist or an occupational and health psychologist. The track also provides a sound basis for various other positions, such as:

  • (Self-employed) Coach
  • Trainer
  • Career counsellor
  • Occupational health consultant
  • Learning & development consultant
  • Reemployment and outplacement counselor
  • Researcher on issues such as: vitality, healthy working conditions, and effective coaching techniques
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Psychologie
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66604