Eindhoven University (Netherlands):  

University profile:

Facilities:  3 Sports hall, Gymnastic Hall, Dojo, Swimming pool, 5 squash courts, Rowing house + facilities, 11  tennis courts, Hockey pitch, Wetra court, 5 soccer courts grass, 2 courts beach volley, Playground (all weather pitch); Climbing Wall, Climbing Tower, Outdoor Survival construction, Golf Driving range, Covered swing area, Clubhouse golf, 2 Cardio-fitness, Fitness, physio-massage, Sauna + relaxation, 2 solarium, Kitchen


Health promotion of the university:

Health and technology is one of the strategic education and research areas of the university. Partial implemented in overall principles. Arbo service (institution physician) for University medical care, both physical and mental, for students and employees. Programs for preventing illness or function disordering. Already for more than 20 years there are several health programs by the Student Sports Centre of the University. But there is still great number of inactive people. The mind-set of regular inactive students and employees has to be changed. An interdisciplinary cooperation is needed and for that reason an interdisciplinary workgroup wellness community TUE is installed. Awareness and mind-set concerning physical- and stress reducing activities should be all over the campus. All departments and services must work together in this. The various programs should match the needs of our population at the university. The aim is to improve the existing health promotion. Some success is already there, because the impact of the Day of Physical Health is very high and the number of participants increased from 700 to 1500 employees in the last years.


Selected health promoting physical activities:

  • Fit and Slim: Weightloss-program by physical activity and nutrition advice
  • Medical Fitness: Revalidation exercises on the Student Sports Centre together with Physiotherapist
  • RSI-Prevention workshop: In association with Department/Arbo coordinator. Exercises based on relaxation and improving method of working and posture during work
  • Stress reduction and management (courses): Tai Chi, Mindfulness and back support
  • Advice and Research: Food Coach, Health Advice, Light Therapy, Physiotherapy Advice, Sports Medical Advice, Personal Training
  • Day of Physical Health, once a year







Maastricht University  (Netherlands):

University Profile: 

Facilities: 3 sport halls, gym, spinning room, dojo, body mind studio, rowing facility,


Health promotion of the university:

The aim of the university is to create awareness and overall healthy behaviour (taking stairs, walk or ride bicycle to work), adjustable personal programmes, increasing (to some extend) heart rate, circulation, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance. But also Relaxation and stress relief, increasing mental well-being, stimulate taking breaks, preventing unhealthy behaviour (inactivity, smoking, poor nutrition, stress). They have also built a new Academic Sport Service Centre. It is a new and modern building with for example a brand new gym, spinning studio, exercise studio and major sports hall. But the special is that there are also learning spaces and a café where you can meet friends. So there are short ways and a perfect atmosphere for students to combine learning, sport and social life.


Selected health promoting physical activities:

  • Promotion week with a Health & Fitness market
  • Activities during 6-8 weeks: free of charges > after 6-8 weeks implementation in UM SPORTS programme
  • Health & Fitness Express (15′ breaks)
  • Lunch walking sessions
  • Fitter together programme (12 weeks) Information fairs including introduction workouts