In this paper, we aim to find out if digital coaching could support students to become physically more active. Studies show a worldwide trend of declining physical activity, and students are no exception. The search for means to keep the younger population physically active is not an easy task but technology will for sure play an important role in alleviating this trend. If a digital coach is one of the possible solutions it needs to offer support and feedback that are relevant to the students in their everyday activities. We carried out a survey with 138 undergraduate students to find out if features expected of a professional trainer who coaches athletes would be important also for a digital coach for it to be attractive and useful for students.
Sell, Anna; Walden, Pirkko; Carlsson, Christer; Helmefalk, Miralem; and Marcusson, Leif, "Digital Coaching to Support University Students’ Physical Activity" (2019). BLED 2019 Proceedings. 29.