Educational Programs at the Ghent University

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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen

Workshop Applied Sports Sciences

General presentation of the educational programs at the Ghent University, Belgium, by Roel Vaeyens.

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Educational Programs at the Ghent University

  1. 1. Educational Programs<br />RoelVaeyens<br />Technology Developer victoris<br />Ghent University<br />14-04-2011<br />
  2. 2. A sportminded university<br /><ul><li>since 1933: sport for students and staff members
  3. 3. since 1989: Extra facilities for high-level sporters (> 500 students)
  4. 4. since 2008-09: elective course ‘Movement and Sport: now and later’ </li></ul> (135 students from > 20 study disciplines)<br /><ul><li>2002: doctor honoris causa Jaques Rogge
  5. 5. Centrum voor Sportgeneeskunde UZ Gent (Revaki)
  6. 6. Doping Control Laboratory (WADA)
  7. 7. Henri de Baillet Latour –Jacques Rogge Olympic Chair
  8. 8. 2008-09:postgraduate sport management </li></ul> (UCL – BOIC – UGent)<br />
  9. 9. A sporting university<br />Since 1908:<br />‘Institute’ of Physical Education and Movement Sciences<br />
  10. 10. Ghent University<br /><ul><li> 11 faculties
  11. 11. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  12. 12. Department of Movement and Sports Sciences (/ REVAKI)
  13. 13. 500 students in academic Bachelor (3y) + Master(1y  2y)
  14. 14. Physical Education and Movement Sciences</li></li></ul><li>Structure of academic program<br />PE: 3 + 1  3 + 2<br />Physical activity, Fitness and Health<br />Training and coaching<br />Sports Management<br />Didactics of Physical Education (SLO)<br />PT: 5 years<br />EDUPROF expert meeting<br />14-04-2011<br />
  15. 15. Professional field<br />PE:<br /> sportmanagement<br /> training & coaching<br /> fitness & health<br />teaching<br /> research<br />PT:<br /> sport physiotherapy<br /> internal therapy<br /> manual therapy<br />EDUPROF expert meeting<br />14-04-2011<br />
  16. 16. Research courses<br />Starting in 2nd year: theoretical courses + practical exercises<br />Year 3: + seminal work<br />Year 4: thesis (20 ECT)<br />Research is often part of PhD research projects<br />Master thesis + defence<br />EDUPROF expert meeting<br />14-04-2011<br />
  17. 17. PhD<br />4-6 years<br />Doctoral school?<br />International peer review<br />Presentations at scientific congresses<br />A1<br />PhD thesis + defence<br />EDUPROF expert meeting<br />14-04-2011<br />
  18. 18. Future plans<br />MASTER: 2 years<br />More emphasis on research component (60-90 ECT)<br />Erasmus/Socrates<br />EDUPROF expert meeting<br />14-04-2011<br />

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