Summer School Health Communication and Health Promotion: Theory and Practice

Date:           From 2 July to 6 July 2018

Location:    Maastricht

Participants will receive a certificate after active completion of all course elements. The course load is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS.
Introduction: Health Communication and Health Promotion are important fields for researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The goal of the course is to provide an overview of important relevant theoretical perspectives, taking the motivational approach as a starting point: how can we motivate individuals and organizations to adopt healthy behaviors and policies? In particular, the transition of theory into practice will receive substantial attention by working in small groups on a mutual problem.
Course objective: The course aims at contributing to understanding the main theoretical principles underlying health communication and health promotion, as well as the application of these principles in practice. The course will include lectures and practical exercises to apply the acquired knowledge. Most days will have the following structure: 
1. A theoretical introduction; 
2. A demonstration project, to illustrate translation of theory into practice; 
3. Group work, in order to apply the principles yourself.

Costs:The course fee is € 1000,- (€ 100 discount if your register before May 2018) includes materials on USB and paper, catered lunches and refreshments, and participation in the social programme.
If you also intend to participate in the Intervention Mapping Course from 9 to 13 July 2018 you will receive a discount of € 200 on the Health Communication & Health Promotion course fee. For more information on this course,please visit.(

1. Via Kim van Hensberg (
Tel. +31-43-3882406;  Fax: +31-43-3671032   
2. Or by filling out the form.
Location: University of Maastricht, Postbox 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands.