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Mission statement

I am very pleased to welcome you to the virtual entrance of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences of the KU Leuven.

Our mission is threefold:

  1. to be knowledgeable of, and add to the progress of scientific research in our field
  2. to provide high-level university education in kinesiology and rehabilitation sciences
  3. to offer scientific services to the broader community.

    To achieve this mission we rely on more than 100 highly motivated and qualified colleagues.

Photo statue at the facultyDuring the last few decades our research effort has experienced strong growth, leading to the creation of three research departments, each generating a considerable scientific output in highly rated journals. We want to pursue this scientific track, not in the least by attracting students and researchers from abroad to spend varying time in our laboratories.

Our educational programmes are the disseminators of the scientific knowledge generated within the domain of ‘human movement’ and ‘moving humans’. We offer two bachelor programmes (Ba in Physical Education and Kinesiology, and Ba in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy) and four master programmes (Master of Physical Education and Kinesiology, Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Master of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity). It is clear that the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the KU Leuven strongly believes in the benefits of international cooperation.

Our faculty is located at the FaBeR-campus, where state of the art sports facilities are embedded in the beautiful green environment of the Arenberg park. Housing in the park provides the perfect mix for students from Belgium or abroad to study and live in an open en friendly community atmosphere.

We hope that our mission is also yours and welcome you to take part in it.