Physical Activity & Health

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The research group Physical Activity and Health has its main focus on health promotion and behavioral change with special attention to:

  • physical activity
  • sedentary behaviour
  • nutrition


During the past years, the research group has conducted numerous studies across all age groups on:

  • the monitoring and measuring of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and nutrition (incl. validity and reliability studies)
  • the identification of psychosocial and environmental determinants of those behaviours
  • the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions.


The research group has been involved as partner in various European Commission funded projects including Pro Children, HOPE, ALPHA, TEENAGE, HELENA, IDEFICS, ENERGY, TOY BOX, SPOTLIGHT, DEDIPAC, Smartlife, Feel4Diabetes and GRAY.


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Contact information

Research group "Physical Activity & Health"
Department of Movement and Sports Sciences
Watersportlaan 2
9000 Ghent
phone: +32 (0)9 264 63 27