Sometimes, studying can be really stressful and take up a lot of your time. So often, it’s sports and physical activity that get cut out of the schedule. The project "Move your CORE" aims to bring exercise and fun to students during their daily study routine.
Everything worth knowing about the project
Sometimes, studying can be really stressful and take up a lot of your time. So often, it’s sports and physical activity that get cut out of the schedule. But does this have to be the case?
Everybody knows that regular exercise and physical activity positively influence our quality of life and contribute to our well-being and health. They even help reduce stress!
The goal of the “Move your CORE!” is to make sports fun and accessible to every student, especially during their everyday lives. Whether at lunch break, between or after lectures, or from the comfort of the home – sports and exercise are always possible! Alone or together with your friends, the “Move your CORE” project gives you the opportunity to take part in different exercise programmes or to become active in intramural sports. Furthermore, it’s possible to improve and develop the “Move your CORE!” project as an active team member.
Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these upcoming opportunities to improve your physical fitness with these "Move your CORE" programmes!
Our project in detail Part of the Welcome Days
At our Welcome Days whick took place at 1st and 2nd of Octobre, the Campus Rallye could take place with stricter hygiene measures to the delight of all involved despite Corona. Our project "Move your CORE" was also represented with a stand. The stand was very well received and even the moderate weather could not dampen the good mood.
The focus was on getting to know the basic motor skills, which were illustrated in the form of exercises on strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility. In addition, we wanted to present our project to the new freshmen and show that it doesn't take much time and effort to incorporate exercise into everyday life and do something good for your own body. The exercises were led by students from different faculties, which meant that new contacts could be made directly.
Participants also had the opportunity to take part in a competition and win great fitness prizes from Techniker Krankenkasse. For this, a 10-week training plan with the newly learned exercises had to be completed and sent in. With the help of the plan, the training progress of the participants could be well illustrated.
The “Move your CORE!” project has already facilitated several scientific studies at the Faculty of Applied Psychology since summer 2020 that have been successfully published in the form of scientific theses in the Health Psychology and Psychology Bachelor programmes as well as in the Psychology Master’s programme. For example, we better understand which barriers and challenges need to be overcome to make students more physically active, and how online training (webinars) can make us more mobile.
More Insights about the scientific theses are available here:
The weaker self-coaching
We are currently developing a psychologically based, motivational coaching programme for those of you who want to increase your physical activity in everyday life but are having problems getting starting or staying with it. By students for students, with the support of coaches! Following courses are planned: yoga, calistenics, dungeon & full-body workouts.
More information is coming soon!
Joint initiative Our partners
An initiative of SRH University Heidelberg, Techniker Krankenkasse health insurance fund and the German University Sports Federation.