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Dirk Aerenhouts

ZAP, Academic staff
+32 2 629 27 33

Biography

Prof. dr. Dirk Aerenhouts (°07/04/1983) graduated in 2005 as a Master in Physical Education and Movement Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and simultaneously obtained his teacher diploma in Physical Education. In 2011 he obtained his PhD in Movement and Sport Sciences  (‘A longitudinal study on adolescent sprint athletes covering physical development, specific physical performance and nutritional habits’). Since 2015 he became associate professor, giving the courses ‘Principles of Physical Fitness 1 and 2. In 2019 and 2020 the following courses were added: ‘Specialization in Sport’, ‘Movement & Methodic in sports and individual sports 1, 2, 3 and 4’, ‘Internships in sports training & coaching 1 and 2’, ‘Internships in physical fitness & health 1 and 2’, ‘Biochemistry of Exercise’. Since 2018 he is the ombuds for students of the faculty Physical Education and Physiotherapy and in 2019 he became coordinator of the master program ‘Sports training & coaching’. His research mainly focusses on perinatal changes in physical activity, fitness and body composition in both women and men, effect of sleep deprivation on recovery after exercise, nutrition for performance and health, intensity and training effects of different activities, e.g. of virtual reality games.

PARTNERS

Prof. dr. Benedicte Deforche (Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University)
PhD of Vickà Versele (TRANSPARENTS)

Prof. dr. Jan Taeymans (Dept. of Health Professions, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Collaborator in Summer School 'Nutritional Aspects in Rehabilitation Exercise'

Prof. dr. Roland Devlieger (Dept. of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven; Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital KU Leuven)
Joint PhD of Vickà Versele (VUB-KUL; TRANSPARENTS) 

Prof. dr. Annick Bogaerts (Dept. of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven; Centre for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC), University of Antwerp)
Joint PhD of Vickà Versele (VUB-KUL; TRANSPARENTS)

Dr. Lisa Ryan (Dept. of Natural Sciences, School of Science and Computing,
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland)

Partner in Erasmus+ project (coach 2 coach)

Prof. dr. Eva Swinnen (Rehabilitation Research, VUB)
FaStR project

Prof. dr. David Beckwée (Rehabilitation Research, VUB)
FaStR project

Dr. Ron Clijsen (Dept. of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Landquart, Switzerland)
Physiological effects of heat and cold therapies

Dr. Erich Hohenauer (Dept. of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Landquart, Switzerland)
Physiological effects of heat and cold therapies
Prof. dr. Alain Carpentier (Fac. Des Sciences de la Motricité, ULB)
Joint organisation GWP Watersports

Prof. Dr. Nathalie Guissard (Fac. Des Sciences de la Motricité, ULB)
Joint organisation GWP Watersports
 

Location

L3.07
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel