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Physical Activity Counselling

Individual Physical Activity Counselling

Individual SYKETTÄ physical activity counselling is an individual guidance program to promote health and well-being. Physical activity counselling is always customer-oriented and goal-oriented. Physical activity counselling is a step-by-step process that includes meetings between a physical activity counsellor and the customer. The purpose of physical activity counselling is to motivate the customer to improve their health and well-being by exercising.

Who Can Enter Individual Physical Activity Counselling?

Individual physical activity counselling is intended for students at Joensuu universities who need support and help to increase their exercise. Reasons for applying for physical activity counseling can be, for example, the amount of exercise that is too little to maintain health, insufficient skills or knowledge of starting rexercise, difficulties in everyday life due to poor physical condition, or previous poor exercise experiences.

How Is Individual Physical Activity Counselling Directed?

The Finnish Students Health Service (FSHS) and the study psychologist of UEF direct the students of target group to physical activity counselling. Physical activity counselling is free of charge and does not require a SYKETTÄ sticker.  As SYKETTÄ will cover the costs of the physical activity counselling, we expect customers entering the counselling to be motivated and willing to commit to the counselling process.

How Is Individual Physical Activity Counselling Organized?

Physical activity counselling is organized in accordance with the SYKETTÄ service chain model. Physical activity counselling includes five instructed meetings with a physical activity counsellor and a period of independent exercise. The number of meetings can be lower depending on the customer’s needs. The customer and the physical activity counsellor plan the meetings together and the meetings are always conducted according to the customer’s needs and goals. From individual physical activity counselling, the customer gets practical tips for a more active everyday life, experiences with different forms of exercise, and individual support and encouragement towards their own goals.