The program Sports & Work aims at life-long healthy participation and performance in physical activity, sports, and work, by both healthy and disabled individuals including those with chronic diseases. Optimization of physical performance is key in these contexts, in elite sports and talent development as well as in recreational sports and at work.

The research in this program is grouped in 3 themes:

  1. Elite Sports Performance, focusing on the performance optimization, injury prevention and treatment in elite sports of healthy and disabled individuals and on talent development.
  2. Sports and Health, addressing recreational sports and physical activity to optimize musculoskeletal health and fitness, yet avoiding injury.
  3. Work Performance and Health, studying work issues in different professions and work environments to optimize performance and sustainability.