Institute of Sports Science

Social and Public Health Sciences

The chair of Health and Social Sciences of Sport (head: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Thiel) has longstanding strengths in sociology and psychology of sport, the body and health.

In teaching, we are responsible for social and health science-related fields as well as for theory and practice in various sports.



+49 (0)7071 / 29-78417
Fax: +49 (0)7071 / 29-5031

Research lines

Sports development

Social scientific research about physical activity

Participatory health research

Biographical and Life Course Research

Talent and giftedness research

Immigration, integration and inclusion research