prof. dr. J. (Hans) Zwerver

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Johannes Zwerver MD PhD (Nickname Hans) is a Professor of Sports & Exercise medicine at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He works as a specialised sports medicine physician at the  University Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine . As a former team physician for professional football, basketball and Dutch cyclo-cross teams he has ample experience in working with both elite and recreational atheletes. Promoting 'Healthy active ageing' and prescribing 'Exercise is medicine' to patients with chronic disease is one of his actual tasks as well.  He is also member of the Groningen Transplantoux team and is involved in the exercise testing and training guidance of transplant athletes . 


Sport & Exercise Medicine / Healthy 'Active' Ageing / Exercise is Medicine / Exercise related injuries / Tendinopathy


  • Board Sport Science Institute Groningen (SSIG)
  • Scientific Board Dutch Sports Medicine Association (VSG)
  • Co-chair European Initiative Exercise is Medicine symposium Amsterdam 2019