About us

In 1908, the world’s first academic education on Physical Education was established at Ghent University. Now, the movement and sport scientists in Ghent are united in one department of more than 100 members. The department is known as a dynamic team with an excellent reputation in education and high-class scientific research.

The department fulfils its three academic roles: education, research and services.

The department members are mainly active in teaching in the bachelor and master in Physical Education and Movement Sciences. See its website (Dutch).

The research activities have recently grown to a high international standard. It is centered around five research topics:

The research infrastructure was recently boosted by a newly constructed 900m2 Movement and Sports Science Laboratory.

The departmental services align with the above-mentioned research topics. The economical and societal valorisation is supported by the Victoris valorisation consortium.