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Cognitive Fitness certified trainer course

The need for trainers who focus on getting and keeping the brain healthy is great. According to the Dutch RIVM, more than 25% of Dutch people have a brain disorder (source: RIVM Brain Foundation), ranging from psychological problems (depression, etc.), to chronic conditions (Parkinson's, dementia, etc.) and non-congenital brain damage (cerebral hemorrhage, trauma, etc.). ). It is precisely these groups that benefit from an integrated approach such as Cognitive Fitness, in which movement plays a central role (Trimbos Institute research). So there is still a lot to do for these target groups and Cognitive Fitness trainers can play a major role in this.

More than 300 Cognitive Fitness trainers have now been trained in the Netherlands, ranging from physiotherapists to exercise therapists.

About the training

Cognitive Fitness is an active form of training, which also gives the training a practice-oriented character. To provide the necessary theoretical background, part of the training is provided by a neuropsychologist.

During the training you will have access to an e-learning portal that you use to gain more background knowledge between physical lessons.

Training duration - times

The training lasts 3 to 4 months, spread over 6 teaching days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing and Certification

The training ends with a practical assignment and a theory test. Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a certificate from the trainers and the Foundation for the Promotion of Cognitive Fitness.

Quality assurance

Certified trainers are admitted as members of the Foundation for the Promotion of Cognitive Fitness. The Trimbos Institute has a seat in this foundation to monitor the quality of education and training.

This foundation organizes annual professional development meetings for all members to keep up with new developments. Trainers also get access to a knowledge base, full of exercises, presentation materials and articles.

Who is this training for?

Target group for this training: exercise therapists, physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists, sports teachers, mental health counselors, teachers, etc.

If you are unsure whether your background is suitable for the course, please contact us in advance.


The Professional Therapy Register in The Netherlands has accredited this training for psychomotor therapists - 68 points

About the instructors

The lessons are provided by teachers from Body Brain Dynamics, including the founders of the Cognitive Fitness method and specialists such as a neuropsychologist and human movement scientist.


The training costs amount to €1995 (excl. 21% VAT).​

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