Nina Rottmann

National Research Center of Cancer Rehabilitation
University of Southern Denmark
J.B. Winsloews Vej 9A
5000 Odense C (Denmark)

National Associations:

The Danish Health Psychology Association (Dansk Sundhedspsykologisk Selskab) is part of the Danish Psychological Association. Its aim is to develop the discipline of Health Psychology, for instance by organizing courses and workshops, etc.

Link to webpage: 

The Danish Association for Psychosocial Medicine (Dansk Selskab for Psykosocial Medicin) focuses on a closely related field. Its aim is to promote research, teaching and development in the multidisciplinary research area of psychosocial medicine.

Link to webpage:

Education, training and professionalisation:

The Universities in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg offer bachelor and master degrees in psychology. As part of this education, they may offer courses in Health Psychology.

After having earned a Master’s degree, a psychologist can attain public authorization by performing practical work and undergoing supervision. In addition to the Master’s degree and authorization, the Danish Psychological Association has developed a number of specialist degrees as complementary courses. The specialist degree in Health Psychology (children and adults) focuses on health promotion and psychological efforts in relation to physical illness.

For further information, please visit the website of the Danish Psychological Association:


Research in the field of Health Psychology is conducted both at the psychological departments, but also at other health-related multidisciplinary research institutions.

The Department for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Aarhus University has a Research Unit for Health Psychology (…). The Institute of Psychology at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is part of the Faculty of Health. Health Psychology is one of four research and educational pillars ( The Institute of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen has a Centre for Humanistic Health Research (…).