Department of Movement and Sports Sciences
Delfien Van Dyck obtained a Master in Physical Education and Movement Sciences and a PhD in Physical Education. Her research focuses on the determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior in (older) adults, with specific attention to the importance of ‘walkable’ environments (parks, neighborhoods and the use of Virtual Reality in this research domain). Furthermore, she supervises the PhD research regarding theory-based interventions through eHealth and mHealth to promote an active lifestyle in adults and PhD projects regarding the use of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to identify the dynamic determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior in older adults. She is or has been involved in two NIH projects: the IPEN Adult and IPEN Adolescent studies. Furthermore, she is an associate editor for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and serves as an Executive Committee member (secretary) in the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.