Institute of Sports Science

Educational and health research in sports

The department’s main focus under Prof. Dr. Gorden Sudeck’s direction is on educational and health research in connection with physical activity and sports. Jun. Prof. Dr. Julia Hapke is assistant professor for pedagogics and teaching methodology in physical education. Educational research emphasizes, among other areas, physical education (PE) in schools and PE teachers, placing students and their PE teachers’ competence development in the foreground. Health research, in turn, encompasses sports science applications in health promotion, prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation. Physical activity’s effects on health and wellbeing are examined integratively with interventions to promote physical activity. Health education and competence are the focus of various research projects, as these areas are key intersection points between education and health research.



+49 (0)7071 / 29-78408
Fax: +49 (0)7071 / 29-5031

Research interests

Physical activity promotion and health

Physical activity in therapy and rehabilitation

Sport and Education

Health education and competence

Project overview




New Frontiers Research Topic

Frontiers Research Topic “Bio-psycho-social Perspectives on the Individual Response to Physical…

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Erfolgreiche Promotion und Forschungspreis für Judith Wais

Im Oktober 2019 gibt es für Judith Wais (geb. Deprins) zwei akademischen Gründe zum Feiern.

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JProf. Julia Hapke und gekos-Projekt im TüSE-Newsletter

JProf. Julia Hapke im Gespräch mit Sibylle Meissner (Tübinger School of Education) und das gekos…

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Overview of the courses.


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