For students attending the course Diet and Physical Activity - Interventions, eHealth and mHealth (7.5 credits) course code 3NT005

This course aims to give the students a deeper understanding and knowledge of intervention studies in the field of nutrition and physical activity, especially interventions delivered through internet or mobile phone technology. This course will cover study planning, design (randomized controlled trials), and evaluation (data analyses and interpretation of results).


Hands holding a mobile phone.

Introduction to the course

The course covers behaviour change models and techniques (for example motivational interviewing) as well as knowledge on how to develop interventions utilising internet and mobile phone technology. During the course the students will get training in writing grant and ethical applications.

The course consists of workshops, lectures, exercises and discussions. The students will write a project plan for an intervention study, which will include the following three phases: planning, implementation and evaluation. The students will orally present the project plan as well as be an opponent for another group’s project. It is anticipated that with the completion of this course, a more comprehensive understanding on how to develop the components of an intervention, as well as how to evaluate whether it was effective or not, will be reached.


Christine Delisle Nyström

Course leader

Bettina Ehrenblad

Course leader

Sara Bruce

Course administrator

Course literature and useful resources

The course literature consist of scientific articles and reports that will be provided electronically when the course starts.


Canvas is the e-learning platform we are using at KI. Here you will find course material, assignments and a possibility to communicate with students and teachers. One to two weeks before the course starts you will as a student get an invitation by e-mail to the address you used at After accepting the invitation you should be able to access the course.