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Alyt Oppewal is a human movement scientist and assistant professor at the Department of General Practice, Intellectual Disability Medicine, at the Erasmus MC. Her line of research is on physical activity and fitness in adults with intellectual disabilities, focusing on epidemiology, the effects of exercise programs and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle in adults with intellectual disabilities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Measuring physical fitness in older adults with intellectual disabilities: Moving towards practice, Erasmus MC

Award Date: 29 Oct 2014

Master, Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

Bachelor, Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen

Award Date: 31 Aug 2009


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