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Your distinctive profile

You can combine your specialty courses ('core themes'), domain electives and free electives in one cohesive entity that reflects a clearer profile of you and your own interests and future professional goals: this is your personal profile. The profile is not the same as a minor. We do not offer minors. The courses will be of your own choice, but will be not mentioned as a 'profile' on your diploma.

Below are 11 examples of such profile paths. Please note:

  • The profile paths are merely suggestions to help you on your way. Many other combinations are possible. You can also just take some (and not all) of the courses included in the suggested learning path.
  • All courses with “PSB”-code are offered by Psychology. Courses that do not begin with this prefix are offered by other programmes. Check the Prospectus of the programme in question for the latest information, to see whether you (will be able to) satisfy the prerequisites. Make sure that the course fits in with your personal timetable. Take into account that the registration procedure may differ from the Psychology procedures.
  • Ensure that the course that you choose from another programme does not overlap with your Psychology courses.
  • Many courses are taught in English, and some are Dutch-only.

> Work & Organisation
> Work & Health
> Influence, Language and Communication
> Development, Learning and Education
> Wellbeing, Health and the Good Life
> Diversity, Gender and Behaviour
> Healthcare and Mental Healthcare
> Clinical Neuropsychology
> Ageing and Mental Health

>Life Span Development
> Introduction to Cognitive Neurosciences
> Radboud Minor Sport & Exercise Sciences.

Profile: Work & Organisation

Behaviour in work organisations is an important social and scientific issue. How do organisations and employees organise their work so that the company remains innovative and competitive while, at the same time, employees remain healthy and motivated? How do different groups of employees evolve?

For psychologists, this is a learning path that builds on a range of courses which includes the Behaviour & Environment 2 and on the specialty courses Motivation & Performance and Mental Load and Stress. This learning path also provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Work, Organisation and Health. Once you have gained your qualification and the necessary practical experience and supervision, you can then go on to qualify with the Dutch Association of Psychologists (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen, NIP) as an Arbeids- en Organisatiepsycholoog NIP [Dutch Only - NIP Work and Organisational Psychologist].

This is also a relevant learning path for students from the following programmes: Business Administration, Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Communication Studies and Medicine.

Code Title
PSB3BE50E Organisational Psychology
PSB3BE45E Social Influence
PSB3BE40E Work Psychology
PSB3DH55E Adulthood and Ageing: Chances and Risks
BKV07A Gender in Organisations
(in Dutch)

Profile: Work & Health

Work has a big impact on our lives. A large part of our day is spent working and we spend a large part of our lives at work. This brings us satisfaction and results in income and status; but it also leads to anxiety and can sometimes make us feel very stressed. How do organisations help to keep their employees healthy? What is a good work-life balance? How do potential health risks change during the course of our lives? How can organisations deal with employees who are suffering from work-related problems and other types of health problems?

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on courses like Behaviour & Environment 2 and on the core theme courses Motivation and Performance, Mental Load and Stress, and Emotion. This learning path also provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Work, Organisation and Health. Once you have gained your qualification and had the necessary practical experience and supervision, you can then go on to qualify as Occupational and Health Psychologist (Psycholoog Arbeid en Gezondheid NIP).

This is also a relevant learning path for students from the following programmes: Business Administration, HRM and Medicine.

Code Title

PSB3BE50E

Organisational Psychology
PSB3BE40E Work Psychology
PSB3BE35E Intergroup Relations from multicultural Perspectives
PSB3DH23E Clinical Assessment and Decision making
PSB3DH25E Prevention
PSB3DH35E Conversational Skills in Psychology
PSB3DH30E Fear, Anxiety and Related Disorders
PSB3DH55E Adulthood and Ageing: Chances and Risks
MAN-BKV07A Gender in Organisations
(in Dutch)

Profile: Influence, Language and Communication

Communication and language play an important role in human behaviour and behavioural change. Which principles lurk behind the strategies that aim to influence behaviour and how are messages framed by the media, business world and government in order to persuade and motivate people? This profile provides good preparation for positions at Bachelor’s level in the areas of communication, information, advertising, media, marketing and neuromarketing.

For psychologists, this is a learning path that builds on a range of courses which includes the Behaviour & Environment 1 & 2 domain courses and the core theme courses Language and Communication, Culture and Behaviour, Eating Behaviour and Conscious and Unconscious Processes. This learning path also provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Behaviour Change.

This is also a relevant learning path for students from the following programmes: Communication Science, Sociology, Business Communication Studies, Business Administration, Economics and HRM.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3BE45E Social Influence
SOW-PSB3DH25E Prevention
LET-CIWB153-IBC Marketing communication
SOW-CWB2016 Media and Influence
LET-NTCMI520 Argumentation and Social Debate (in Dutch)
LET-CIWB257 Gezondheids-
communicatie 
(in Dutch)

Profile: Development, Learning and Education

Are you interested in how children and young people develop and learn? Would you find it challenging to work as a psychologist in the field of education, where your work would range from diagnostics and pupil and family guidance to advising management on policy issues? Then this combination of subjects will certainly be to your liking. You can make a choice from the courses offered below.

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on the Development & Mental Health 1 and 2 domain courses and, for example, also the core theme course Learning & Behaviour. This learning path also provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Gezondheidszorgpsychologie (in Dutch), in Onderwijskunde (in Dutch), in Diversities in Youth Care (in English) and the Research Master’s in Behavioural Science (in English; selective; 2 years). Once you are graduated and working in schools, you might want to the post-Master’s programme in School Psychology (postmasteropleiding Schoolpsycholoog; in Dutch).

This profile is also relevant to students from the Pedagogy and Educational Science programmes.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3BC40E Learning, Remembering and Forgetting
SOW-PSB3BE50E Organisational Psychology
SOW-PSB3BE45E Social Influence
SOW-PSB3DH23E Clinical Assessment and Decision making
SOW-PSB3DH36E Conversational Skills in Psychology
SOW-PSB3DH40E Early Development: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH55E Adolescence: Chances and Risks
SOW-PWVK050 Gifted Education
SOW-PWB1050 Inleiding Onderwijs-wetenschappen (Dutch)

Profile: Wellbeing, Health and the Good Life

Sometimes it seems Psychology is all about diagnosing and treating disorders. But what factors do influence wellbeing and health? In this learning path, the essential elements of everyday life such as friendship, relationships, sexuality, work, lifestyle, religion and the meaning of life are the subject of scientific study.

For psychologists, this profile supplements the Development & Mental Health 1 and 2 and the Behaviour & Environment 1 and 2 domain courses, the core theme courses Emotion, Religion & Spirituality and Motivation & Performance as well as the Psychological Ethics course.

This psychological-philosophical learning path may be an interesting choice for you if you want to develop further as a psychologist in the areas of positive psychology and coaching or if you are interested in the Master's specialisation in Work, Organisation and Health and the Master’s specialisation in Behaviour Change.

This profile is also relevant for students from the following programmes: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Business Administration and HRM and for anyone who wants to gain more insight into personal development, coaching, self-management and leadership.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3BE25E Evolutionary Foundations of Human Behaviour
SOW-PSB3BE30E Interpersonal Relationships
SOW-PSB3BE35E Intergroup relations from multicultural perspectives

FTR-RSBA207

Psychology of Religion


Profile: Diversity, Gender and Behaviour

Would you like to study in more detail the relationships between gender and ethnic identity and behaviour? Are interested in mechanisms like socialisation, stereotypes, inclusion/ exclusion and power? Do you care for cultural change and social innovation? Would you like to contribute to the development and inclusion of every type of person, all sexual and cultural identities? Then this combination of courses is the one for you. You can make a choice from the courses offered below.

This learning path is relevant for all behavioural scientists and social scientists, and also provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Diversities in Youth Care (in English; one year).

Code Title
SOW-PSB3BE35E Intergroup Relations from multicultural Perspectives
SOW-PSB3BE45E Social Influence
SOW-PSB3FE10E Psychology of Sexuality

Profile: Healthcare and Mental Healthcare

This combination of courses offers you the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at the origin, course and aetiology of mental disorders and their treatment. You can make a choice from the courses offered below. With this profile, we advise you to pay attention to the selection procedure for the Master’s specialisation in Gezondheidszorgpsychologie (GZP; Dutch only). Also pay attention to the recommended courses that must be taken in order to satisfy the requirements for this selection, as well as the requirements for the Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) [Basic Psychodiagnostics Certificate] and for the VLOGO [the theoretical preliminary training for the postmaster programme that qualifies to work in Dutch Mental Health Institutions].

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on the Development & Mental Health 1 and 2 domain courses and on the core theme course Emotion.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3DH30E Fear, Anxiety and related Disorders
SOW-PSB3DH23E Clinical Assessment and Decision making
SOW-PSB3DH50E Psychotherapy
SOW-PSB2DH35E Conversational Skills in Psychology
SOW-PSB3BC16E Psychopharmacology and psychopathologies
SOW-PSB3DH66N Klinisch professionele vaardigheden
SOW-PSB3DH40E Early development: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH55E Adolescence: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH45E Affective Science and Psychopathology
SOW-PSB3BC40E Learning, Remembering and Forgetting
SOW-PSB3BE25E Evolutionary Foundations of Human Behaviour
SOW-PWB3021 Clinical decision making

Profile: Clinical Neuropsychology

This combination of courses offers you the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at the origin, course and aetiology of neurological disorders, their diagnosis and their treatment. You can make a choice from the courses offered below. With this profile, we advise you to pay attention to the selection procedure for the Master’s specialisation in Gezondheidszorgpsychologie (GZP; Dutch only) and to the recommended courses that must be taken in order to satisfy the requirements for this selection, as well as the requirements for the Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) [Basic Psychodiagnostics Certificate] and for the VLOGO [the theoretical preliminary training for the postmaster programme that qualifies to work in Dutch Mental Health Institutions].

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on the Development & Mental Health and Brain & Cognition 1, 2 and 3 courses and on the specialty courses Emotion, Learning & Behaviour, Conscious and Unconscious Processes and Language and Communication.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3DH23E Clinical Assessment and Decision making
SOW-PSB3DH30E Fear, Anxiety and related Disorders
SOW-PSB3DH35E Conversational Skills in Psychology
SOW-PSB3DH40E Early development: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH55E Adolescence: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH60E Adulthood and Ageing
SOW-PSB3DH45E Affective Science and Psychopathology
SOW-PSB3BC40E Learning, Remembering, Forgetting
SOW-PSB3BC16E Psychopharmacology and Psychopathologies
SOW-PWB3021 Clinical decision making

Profile: Ageing and mental health

Are you interested in the people of the future? Our society is ageing and in 2040 more than one fourth of the Dutch society is aged 65 or older. We need more psychologists that have specific knowledge of aging and older people to support older people and their caregivers in all the transitions in life they are experiencing.

This combination of courses offers you a broad perspective on different aspects of (successful) ageing on the one hand and the clinical skills of working with (older) adults on the other hand. This learning path provides good preparation for the Master’s specialisation in Gezondheidszorgpsychologie (in Dutch). In this master you can further specify your knowledge about the second half of life and in the intervention training concerning older adults. Take a look at the recommended courses that must be taken in order to satisfy the requirements for this selection, as well as the requirements for the Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD) [Basic Psychodiagnostics Certificate] and for the VLOGO [the theoretical preliminary training for the postmaster programme that qualifies to work in Dutch Mental Health Institutions].

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on the Development & Mental Health and Brain & Cognition 1, 2 and 3 courses and the core themes emotion, development of primary relationships, and pain perception and treatment.

Code Title
SOW-PSB3DH55E Adulthood and Ageing: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH23E Clinical Assessment and Decision making
SOW-PSB3DH66N Klinisch professionele vaardigheden (in Dutch only)
SOW-PSB3DH25E Prevention
SOW-PSB3DH30E Fear, Anxiety and related Disorders
SOW-PSB3DH50E Psychotherapy
SOW-PSB3BC40E Learning, Remembering and Forgetting
SOW-PSB3BC16E Psychopharmacology and Psychopathologies
SOW-PSB3DH60E Adulthood and aging: Chances and Risks

Profile: Life Span Development

Code Title
SOW-PSB2SP70E

Development of Pro- and Antisocial Behaviour (Core theme)

SOW-PSB2SP60E

Development of Primary Relationships (Core theme)

SOW-PSBSP85E Cyberspsychology     (Core theme)
SOW-PSB3DH40 Early Development: Chances and Risks
SOW-PSB3DH55E

Adolescence: Chances and Risks

SOW-PSB3DH60E Adulthood and aging: Chances and Risks

Profile: Introduction to Cognitive Neurosciences

In this combination of courses you will look closely at the neurological processes and networks that underlie human behaviour. This learning path is a good addition to the Brain & Cognition subdomain courses and also provides good preparation for the Research Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS). You can make a choice from the courses offered below.

For psychologists, this is a profile that builds on the Brain & Cognition subdomain courses. For psychologists, biologists and life scientists and AI students, this learning path provides good preparation for the (selective) Research Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience (in English; research master; two year; selection applies).

Code Title
NP032B Introduction to Neuroscience
BB081B Cognitive Neuroimaging
SOW-PSB3BC35E Signal Analysis and Matlab
SOW-PSB3BC25E Neurophysiology of Cognition and Behaviour

Profile: Radboud Minor Sport & Exercise Sciences

In this interdisciplinary 22EC minor program you will get an introduction into key disciplines in the study of human behaviour in sport and exercise settings. For example, how do central and local governments stimulate sports participation? How do elite athletes deal with the pressure to perform well? What happens in the human body while exercising? And, how are complex movements coordinated in the brain? In a series of interconnected courses the minor program “Sport and Exercise Sciences” will provide answers to these questions (and many others) and introduce you to the theory and research that is behind them. In addition, this Minor offers students the opportunity to conduct a critical review of the literature relevant to the field of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

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Other Possible ‘Sport and Exercise‘ Pathways

VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie
At Radboud University Nijmegen it is also possible to apply for your “VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie”. In the Netherlands, the VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie is required if you want to continue professional education in applied sport psychology. In short, the VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie comprises a 30 EC study program, consisting of the B3 courses ‘Sport Psychology’ (PSB3BE20N; 4 EC) and ‘Human Motor Control and Sport’ (PSB3BC30N; 4 EC), and the Master course ‘Sport, Work and Health’ (MPSAG15; 6 EC). This Master course is offered within the Master program ‘Arbeid, Organisatie en Gezondheid’ but is also open to other students. Finally, to apply for your VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie, you will have to conduct your Master Thesis and Internship (16 EC or more) on a sport psychological topic. This is possible within the 2-year Research Master programs Behavioural Science and Cognitive Science, as well as the 1-year Master programs ‘Work, Organization and Health’, ‘Gedragsverandering’, and ‘Gezondheidszorgpsychologie’.

For more details about the VSPN-Basisaantekening Sportpsychologie please visit the website of the VSPN www.vspn.nl.