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Peter Clarys

ZAP, Senior Academic Staff
+32 2 629 27 39


Peter Clarys (° 03/07/1962) graduated (1984) as "Licentiaat in de Lichamelijke Opvoeding (VUB)"  an obtained the degree of  "Geaggregeerde in de Lichamelijke Opvoeding "(1985). He obtained the degree of "Licentiaat in de Biomedische Research Wetenschappen (VUB, Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie, 1986)" and  Master in Mangement (VUB, faculteit Economische en Politieke Wetenschappen, 1992). He obtained his PhD in  Biomedische Research Wetenschappen (VUB, Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie, 1986) with an original thesis entitled "Non invasive biophysical measurements on the skin. The use of some bioengineering methods for the assessment of percutaneous penetration." He is full professor  at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) within the faculty of physical education and physiotherapy. He is chair of the department Movement and Sportsciences and member of the research groep Movement, nutrition, health and performance. He coordinates the specialisation  at master level in Physical Activity, fitness and health. He teaches in the bachelor Physical Education and Movement Sciences and in the bachelor Revalidation sciences and physiotherapy  "Introduction to biomolecules", "Biology and histology" and "Biochemistry of exercise". In the Master he is responsible for the nutrition related courses and within the specialisation Physical Activity, Fitness and Health he is responsible for   "Capita selecta: new trends and applications in fitness " and "Internship Physical Activity Fitness and health I" and ""Internship Physical Activity Fitness and health II". He is also actively involved in the specific interships "Wintersports" and "Watersports". His research is situated in the domain of nutrition, physical activity performance and health. 



Body weight, body composition and energy balance related behavior during the transition to parenthood: Transparents

Morphological and functional asymmetry in (pre)adolescent elite tennis players: A prospective cohort study on their interrelationship and association with growth, maturation, skill performance and injury.

Health and health-related behaviors during the transition from vocational secondary education into employment


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel