Completed Thesis and Internship topics

All completed MSc theses can be found in the online wur library.

Examples of completed thesis and internship projects:

Promoting healthy lifestyles:

  • Which factors influence patient's physical activity? An analysis of the perspectives of hospitalized patients and health care professionals
  • Social Norms: Can we use them to promote healthy eating?
  • A qualitative study of factors that influence the decision not to smoke among male senior high school students in Tasikmalaya-Jawa Barat Indonesia based on the theory of plannend behaviour
  • Werkzame elementen in sport-en beweeginterventies voor jeugd met een lage SES (internship at Kenniscentrum Sport)
  • The effect of a school-based physical activity intervention involving High Intensity Interval Training (HITT) on cognitive functioning in older adolescents: The Burn2Learn pilot randomized controlled trial (international internship at Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle)

Environment and health:

  • The influence of the urban enviroment on loneliness among elderly
  • "With your head in the clouds, and your hands into the dirt." - Experiences of participants of green rehabilitation initiatives in the Netherlands
  • Green participation as a strategy to tackle health inequities: exploring the perspectives on engagement of people with a low socioeconomic status in green citizen participation
  • The green office: a company perspective about indoor plants in the work environment
  • Van binnen naar buiten: "dementievriendelijk ontwerp van de buitenomgeving van groene dagbesteding"
  • Building an age-friendly environment: by exploring the perception and wishes of native versus non-native Dutch elderly regarding the contribution of the physical environment to active ageing

Salutogenesis and health:

  • Salutogenesis in Workplaces: the Relationship between Generalized Resistance Resources, Sense of Coherence, and Learning
  • Life histories of students with disabilities at Wageningen University: a salutogenic perspective
  • Directing food practives towards health from a Salutogenic perspetive: Exploring food literacy, GRRs, and life experiences in people having and rearing children
  • Salutogenic lives: stories of healthy eaters
  • Positive health outcomes of participation in charity sport events: a salutogenic approach to participation

Health communication:

  • A Patient-Centred Approach in General Practice: Insights from professional-client interactions outside GP practice
  • Midwives and nutrition communication with pregnant woman: what is their perceived role and what resources do they need?
  • Communication between the healthcare provider and people of low SES: application of the COM-B model to find factors that underlie communicative behaviour of healthcare providers
  • Follow the leader: heuristics in nutrition communication


  • Factors influencing children's engagement in rabies post-exposure prophylaxis: an qualitative study among children and parents in Bajawa, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Fight the bite. Facilitators and barriers towards acceptence of methods used to control disease transmission by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Sint Eustatius
  • Gezondheid, hoe mete we dat? Gezondheidsindicatoren voor de Rotterdamse Smart City Planner
  • Sport, een ondergeschoven kindje? Kwalitatief onderzoek naar de betekenis van sport voor hiv verpleegkundigen in de behandeling van hiv
  • Gebruikersonderzoek Growpad 1.0 - Growpad: van realisatie naar optimalisatie (internship at the Uitvoeringsbrigade)
  • Proces evaluatie L.O.V.E. Online. (internship at Soa Aids Nederland)
  • The influence of the instagram trend 'Fitspiration'on sexual health of college-age woman
  • Tackling health inequalities: the potiential of social community enterprises
  • Social network and social support: looking for effective characteristics to increase a social network and social support
  • How to self-manage dietary practices with type 2 diabetes: using the asset-approach to identity factors that influence dietary self-management