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Introduction

At the faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy our main objects are providing education, conducting scientific research and providing services to society in the field of Movement-and Rehabilitation Sciencies.

Events

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Wednesday 13 November, 14:00 - 17:00 U

Thesis Café 2019-2020

Let’s write together...

Let’s write together...

Thursday 14 November, 13:00

MOBI Seminar 2019 - Closing the gap in mobility: From objectives towards reality

The transport sector is facing huge challenges in the coming decades: Rising congestion every year, unresolved local emissions from transport and an ever increasing demand make it a challenge to tackle the impeding climate crisis. Still, concrete goals have been formulated and the...

The transport sector is facing huge challenges in the coming decades: Rising congestion every yea...

Thursday 14 November, 16:00

Four Essays on Role Theory’s Added Value for IR and EU Studies

Doctoraatsverdediging van Stephan Klose voor het behalen van de graad van Doctor in de politieke wetenschappen met het proefschrift getiteld: “Four Essays on Role Theory’s Added Value for IR and EU Studies”....

Doctoraatsverdediging van Stephan Klose voor het behalen van de graad van Doctor in de politieke ...

Monday 18 November, 16:00 - 17:00 U

Poetry in Performance: Jennifer K Dick and Lisa Samuels

PERFORMING NEW WORK AND DISCUSSING LITERARY EXPERIMENT & PERFORMANCE ALTERNATIVES...

PERFORMING NEW WORK AND DISCUSSING LITERARY EXPERIMENT & PERFORMANCE ALTERNATIVES...

Monday 18 November, 17:00

Novel metal resistance mechanisms of Cupriavidus metallidurans

Openbare verdediging tot het behalen van de academische graad van Doctor in de Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen van de heer Md. Muntasir AliPromotoren: Prof. dr. ir. Eveline Peeters & Prof. dr. Daniël Charlier

Openbare verdediging tot het behalen van de academische graad van Doctor in de Bio-ingenieurswete...

Tuesday 19 November, 11:00 - 12:30 U

DETERRENCE IN AN ERA OF GREAT POWER COMPETITION: VIEWS FROM EUROPE AND EAST ASIA

The Institute for European Studies invites you to the roundtable 'Deterrence in an Era of Great Power Competition: Views from Europe and East Asia' on Tuesday 19 November, from 11.00 to 12.30 PM. One of the most visible and fundamental features that the European and East Asian sec...

The Institute for European Studies invites you to the roundtable 'Deterrence in an Era of Grea...

Education programs

The faculty provides bachelor-and master studies in Physical Education and Movement Sciences, and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. 
It also offers a postgraduate programme in Sports Management, in Multidisciplinary arteriovenous and lymphatic physiotherapy, an Expert Class in Sports management, and the Postgraduate Certificate International Course in Football Business.

Aside from the Postgraduate Certificate International Course in Football Business and our PhD programme, the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy does not offer English programmes. We do have English courses and possibilities for exchange students. 

Research groups

The faculty conducts research in the Movement- and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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The search for answers on several topics (obesity, medical imaging, lymphology, neurology, morphology, anatomical variations/anomalies, …) through anatomy (dissections/interventions)

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Behavioral or non-behavioral factors of health: movement, physical activity, fitness, nutrition

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(Sport) performance-influencing aspects: motion analysis, nutritional impact, technical and tactical aspects of sports, physiological processes, physical and psychological characteristics

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Fundamental research of topographical, functional and clinical anatomy, polarised around the human body and its body composition

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"Exercise and the Brain in Health & Disease": interaction of exercise on neurochemistry and neurophysiology

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Promoting physical literacy by studying actual and (self) perceived competence in movement / motor skills, pedagogy and didactics, both at the level of the individual, (educational) practice and (health) policy.

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Neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, oncological rehabilitation and pain science.

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Developmental, societal and policy-related issues regarding sport involvement of various segments of the population (e.g., youth, elderly, people with disabilities, elite athletes). Sport participation within different contexts (i.e., organised, informal and alternatively organised sport) and levels (i.e., grass root and elite sport)

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Support and coaching of individual athletes, teams and sports organizations with improvement of mental skills (motivation, self-control, concentration, self-confidence, relationships and team skills, communication and lifestyle)

Alliance research groups VUB-UGent

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Peripheral and central pain mechanisms that contribute to chronicity in chronic pain

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(1) measuring, analyzing and establishing the determinants of physical activity, sedentary behavior, motor competence and nutrition in different target populations; (2) promoting physical activity as well as a healthy diet and reducing sedentary behavior; (3) advancing motor competence and the quality of physical education lessons.

International Joint Research Groups

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Elite Sport Policies

PhD- and Master dissertations

An summary of the PhD-and master dissertations obtained at the faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy.

PhD's

  • Summary of PhD's obtained at the faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy

Master dissertations

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Contact

Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Building L, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene
[T] 02 629 27 28
faclk@vub.ac.be

Press

Sicco Wittermans
+32 (0) 473 96 41 37
sicco.wittermans@vub.be