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ARISE is a pan-university institute at NTU focussed on ageing-related research, programmes and activities to address the demands of an ageing population.

ARISE acts as a coordinating body to synergise the efforts and resources between various groups, both within NTU and trans-organisation, to optimise the outcomes and impacts of our efforts to benefit the individuals in particular, communities and society in general.

Research Focus

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Our age-related research, programmes and activities aim to provide older adults with an interactive lifeline to the world, empowering them to live more robust, healthful and independent lives.



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Health Coaching for Older Adults

Embark on a journey to empower older adults to take charge of their health and wellbeing, built on a foundation of groundbreaking research. The "Health Coaching for Older Adults" training programme is a landmark initiative born from a three-year (2018-2020) research initiative led by Professor Theng Yin Leng. This foundational 2-day programme lays the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding of the unique needs and challenges of this population, and is designed to equip link workers, volunteers, and caregivers with the skills to support older adults in managing chronic conditions, enhancing their overall wellbeing, and achieving sustainable behavioural change through motivational interviewing techniques. Learn the core principles of health coaching, effective communication strategies, and essential skills to support older adults in adopting healthy habits, overcoming barriers to change, and achieving optimal health outcomes. This programme sets the stage as a foundation to the Health Coaching Techniques programme, setting you on a path to become a qualified health coach and make a meaningful impact in the lives of older adults.

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Health Coaching Techniques

Building on the foundational skills and knowledge gained in Health Coaching for Older Adults, this intermediate 4-day programme, Health Coaching Techniques, delves deeper into specialised techniques and strategies to enhance your coaching practice. Refine your skills in advocacy, crisis intervention, and positive reinforcement, and learn to navigate complex scenarios and challenging situations. This programme is designed to equip you with the expertise and confidence to excel as a qualified health coach, supporting older adults in achieving their health goals and improving their overall wellbeing.

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