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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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Monday 30 November, 12:00 - 14:00 U

Kick-off: 'Conflict & Consent'

This session will address the challenges of obtaining informed consent in highly sensitive situations. Two researchers will discuss their experiences of working in conflict zones and working with people who have been involved in conflicts.   Speakers: Ellen Vermeulen & Kevin Smets

This session will address the challenges of obtaining informed consent in highly sensitive situat...

Tuesday 1 December, 12:00 - 14:00 U

Ethics Lunch Session (Etterbeek): Data & Ethics

This session will address the importance of metadata for ensuring the reproducibility of scientific research. Speaker: Niek Van Wettere

This session will address the importance of metadata for ensuring the reproducibility of scientif...

Tuesday 1 December, 12:00 - 14:00 U

Student Lunch Session 1 (Jette): Gerontology and Ethics

Master’s students from the programme in gerontology will organise a session about ethics issues from their research. Speakers: TBC

Master’s students from the programme in gerontology will organise a session about ethics issues...

Wednesday 2 December, 12:00 - 14:00 U

Ethics Lunch Session (Jette): Animal Experiments

This session will discuss current policy issues relating to animal experiments. Speakers: Professor Karin Breeckpot & Professor Eline Menu

This session will discuss current policy issues relating to animal experiments. Speakers: Profess...

Wednesday 2 December, 13:30 - 14:30 U

Reinvestment of VUB Human Rights Monument

This event will not take place. The VUB will install a monument to the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and other victims of human rights violations. Speakers: VUB Rector Caroline Pauwels

This event will not take place. The VUB will install a monument to the victims of the Tiananmen S...

Wednesday 2 December, 18:00

#BLACKLIVESMATTER IN EUROPE. A TRANSNATIONAL MOVEMENT INFLUENCING POLICY AGENDAS? CO-ORGANIZERS: BIRMM (VUB), IES-VUB AND HUMANITY IN ACTION E.V.

The killing of the African American George Floyd by the police in the United States sparked protests that quickly developed into a global phenomenon. In Europe, people protested on an unprecedented scope in several cities like Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam or Vienna to express...

The killing of the African American George Floyd by the police in the United States sparked prote...

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 International Master Manual Therapy, 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