PhD student exploring school-based physical activity and psychosocial health among young adolescents. The project is a multi-method study, using a quantitative approach to evaluate outcomes of The Active and Healthy Kids Program and a qualitative approach to explore pupil and teachers experiences of Physically Active Learning (PAL).
- 2022 - now: Assistant professor. Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway – Norway.
- 2023: Ph.D. in physical activity and health, through phd program Person-centred healthcare. Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway – Norway. Ph.D thesis, title: Classroom-based physical activity as a means to promote health, well-being and learning in secondary school. A study on health changes and students’ and teachers’ perspectives in secondary school
- 2017: Master in sports, physical education and outdoor life. Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway – Norway. Master thesis, title: Motivation to maintain lifestyle changes in patients with type 2 diabetes after an intensive lifestyle intervention (The U-TURN Trial): A longitudinal qualitative study.
- 2016: Bachelor in outdoor life, Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway – Norway
- 2014: Bachelor in Sports, physical activity and health, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark – Denmark
Publications in peer-review journals
- Schmidt SK, Reinboth MS, Resaland GK, Bratland-Sanda S (2020). Changes in physical activity, physical fitness and well-being following a school-based health promotion program in a Norwegian region with poor public health profile: a non-randomized controlled study in early adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(3), 896. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030896 (Part of PhD)
- Bottolfs M, Støa EM, Reinboth MS, Svendsen MV, Schmidt SK, Oellinggrath I, Bratland-Sanda S (2020). Resilience and Lifestyle-related Factors as Predictors for Health-Related Quality of Life among Early Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of International Medical Research, 48(2), 300060520903656–300060520903656. https://doi.org/10.1177/0300060520903656
- Schmidt SK, Hemmestad L, MacDonald C, Langberg H & Valentiner LS. (2020). Motivation and Barriers to Maintaining Lifestyle Changes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes after an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (The U-TURN Trial): A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(20), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207454
- Schmidt SK, Bryne J, Barker M. (2022). “…the thought that I could flip and die today made me feel anxious”: A study of the experienced emotions of novice white-water kayakers. Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education 6(1), 51-75. https://doi.org/10.23865/jased.v6.3032
- Schmidt SK, Bratland-Sanda S, Bongaardt R. (2022). Young adolescents lived experience with teacher-led classroom-based physical activity: A phenomenological study. Teaching and Teacher Education, 116, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103777.
- Schmidt SK, Bratland-Sanda S, Bongaardt R. (2022). Secondary school teachers’ experiences with classroom-based physically active learning: “I'm excited, but it's really hard”. Teaching and Teacher Education, 116, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103753.
- Bratland-Sanda, S., Schmidt, SK., & Reinboth, M. (2022). Implementing Physically Active Learning In Secondary Schools: Teachers’ Adherence And Motivation: 904. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(9S), 220-221.
- Bratland-Sanda S, Schmidt SK, Reinboth M, Vrabel K. (2022). Under pressure to exercise: a cross-sectional study of characteristics and predictors of compulsive exercise in early adolescents. Journal of Eating Disorder.
- Bratland- Sanda S., Krane V., Trangsrud L., K. Schmidt, S. (2023). Liv og røre i videregående oppæring. Slutrapport fra pilotprosjekt med Kragerø videregående skole. Universitetet i Sørøst Norge.
- Schmidt, SK. (2023). Classroom-based physical activity as a means to promote health , well-being and learning in school. A study on health changes and students' and teachers' perspectives in secondary school. (PhD dissertation) University of South-Eastern Norway.