Jacqueline Outermans MSc. received her Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy in 1985 at the School for Physical Therapy Zeeland in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Afterwards she worked as a physical therapist in several neurorehabilitation centres. During this period the focus of her interest lay in the physical fitness and deconditioning of people suffering from neurological impairments. In 2006 she received a Master degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy Science at the Faculty of Medicine at Utrecht University, The Netherlands subsequently on the theme ‘Physical Fitness Training in Stroke’.
- 1986-1991 Physical Therapist at the Schloßbergklinik, Bad Laasphe, Germany, Neurological Rehabilitationcentre for Multiple Sclerosis and Morbus Parkinson.
- 1991-1995 Head of the Physical Therapy department at the Odebornkliniek, Bad Berleburg Germany, Neurological Rehabilitationcentre for Stroke and Braininjuries.
- 1991-1996 Lecturer in Physical Therapy, Neurorehabilitation at the Physical Therapy School Bad Berleburg, Germany.
- 1995-2006 Private Practice for Physical Therapy, Bad Berleburg, Germany.
- 2006-present Lecturer Bachelor and Master Programm Physical Therapy, Manager Science Programm Master Physical Therapy, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands.
- 2010-present Researcher at the Research Group Lifestyle and Health, Researchcentre Innovations of Healthcare, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Jacqueline Outermans is a PhD-student within the Research Group. She started a research project on the themes Physical Fitness, Energy Expenditure during walking and walking Activity in people after Stroke. This project is executed in cooperation with the Departement Rehabilitation, Nursing Science and Sport of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU), the Research Centre ‘De Hoogstraat’, and the Utrecht University, The Netherlands.