Sport and exercise

In 2016, the National Knowledge Agenda for Sport and Exercise, from stairway to podium, was realised through intensive cooperation between higher professional education (hbo) and academic education (wo), which is unique in the Netherlands. The main themes of the National Knowledge Agenda for Sport and Physical Activity are Better Performance, Lifelong Movement and The Value(s) of Sport.

Big data and data science are the connecting factors between the themes. This multidisciplinary agenda, widely supported by the field, has been developed by both professors and professors on behalf of the entire research field. This is done in close consultation with the field of sport and exercise, but also with governments and the business community).

The use of big data and data science is essential to come to new insights in the field of sports research. With methods such as data mining, text and image analysis, machine learning and visual analytics, robust and interesting patterns in data can be discovered.

The discipline also uses generating techniques such as sensor technology that make it possible to make analyses and predictions on an individual level. Thanks to data science it is also possible to analyse which environmental factors influence individual sports and exercise (see: NWA route Sport and Exercise).

Role of NWO

NWO finances Sport and Exercise in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), NWO Exact and Natural Sciences, the National Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA and NOC*NSF. ZonMw is responsible for the implementation of the programme.

Sport and Exercise 2017

The Research Programme Sport and Exercise 2017 is in line with the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda Sport 2015-2020. The Research Programme aims to strengthen multidisciplinary research, including data science, in the field of (top) sport and physical activity and to stimulate the use of results (knowledge and data). The programme is aimed at short-term research projects (maximum two years).

Applications must fit in with the three themes of the National Knowledge Agenda for Sport and Physical Activity: Better Performance, Lifelong Movement, The Value(s) of Sport. In addition, the research should be in line with the theme Sport and Movement of the National Science Agenda.

More about the research programme Sport and Physical Activity 2017 can be found here.


Related projects

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