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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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Friday 23 October, 10:00

PhD Tan Lu

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences of Mr. Tan Lu  Promotor: Prof. dr. Ann Dooms...

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences of Mr. Tan Lu  Promotor: Prof...

Friday 23 October, 11:00

Seminar Silencing across borders: surveillance and digital threats against exiled dissidents and diaspora activists

Authoritarian regimes have long used a variety of repressive tools to control, silence, and punish dissidents living beyond their borders. Yet the advent of the Internet—and its central role in activist communities—has changed the means by which these regimes choose to intimidate...

Authoritarian regimes have long used a variety of repressive tools to control, silence, and punis...

Friday 23 October, 16:00

PhD Marek Reichstädter

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences of Mr. Marek Reichstädter   Promotors: Associate prof. Ing. Pavel Diviš, PhD and prof. dr. Yue Gao Joint PhD with Brno University of Technology (BUT)

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences of Mr. Marek Reichstädter  ...

Monday 26 October, 14:00

PhD Dianbiao Dong

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Sciences of Mr. Dianbiao Dong. Please find attached the invitation.

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Scie...

Monday 26 October, 17:00

PhD Bram Vancompernolle

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Bioengineering Sciences of Mr. Bram Vancompernolle Promotor: Prof. dr. ir. Geert Angenon The defense can be followed through a live stream. Contacteer bram.vancompernolle@vub.be for more information.

Public defense to obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Bioengineering Sciences of Mr. Bram ...

Tuesday 27 October, 16:00

PhD Sven Boulanger

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Sciences of Mr. Sven Boulanger. Please find attached the invitation.

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Scie...

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.

Research domain


THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS ON SEVERAL TOPICS (OBESITY, MEDICAL IMAGING, LYMPHOLOGY, NEUROLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS/ANOMALIES, …) THROUGH ANATOMY (DISSECTIONS/INTERVENTIONS)

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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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1) behavioral or non-behavioral factors of health: movement, physical activity, fitness, nutrition, 2) (sport) performance-influencing aspects: motion analysis, nutritional impact, technical and tactical aspects of sports, physiological processes, physical and psychological characteristics, 3) 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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Improve the understanding of biopsychosocial mechanisms of pain and 2) strive towards having a significant impact on health care for patients suffering from (persistent) pain.

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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
Currently not available by phone
faclk@vub.be

Press

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