Helgi Winther Olsen

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Personal profile

I am an Assistant Professor in Physical Eduaction and a PhD student at the Faculty of Education of Education at the University of the Faroe Islands. I teach in the PETE programme and my PhD thesis centres on a school intervention with a FIT FIRST physical eduction programme and the effects on fitness, health and well-being of children and adolescents. In combination with this, I am establishing a university human performance lab.

Research interests

My research interest centres on physical education and exercise science and especially on how physical literacy develops in youth and adolescence. Trained in human physiology and in biomedical engineering, my research skills are quantitative in nature. I have a special interest in cardiorespiratory fitness and endurance training. 


Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) in all subjects: didactics and methods of teaching, exercie physiology, physical activity.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MSc Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

1 Sept 20088 Apr 2011

Award Date: 8 Apr 2011

Bachelor, BSc Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

1 Sept 200525 Jun 2008

Award Date: 25 Jun 2008

Bachelor, BSc , University of Copenhagen

1 Sept 200223 Sept 2006

Award Date: 23 Sept 2005

External positions

National Coach in Cycling and Triathlon, Faroe Islands Cycling and Triathlon Associtation

1 Jan 202131 Dec 2023


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