Institute of Sports Science


By regularly providing significant research contributions on societal-relevant questions, the Institute of Sports Science (IfS) aims to maintain its top position among Germany’s sports science institutions. In this regard, third-party funded projects in cooperation with national and international sports organisations and ministries are of great importance. The network of partners in research and teaching is continuously expanded in order to facilitate professional exchange. In terms of knowledge transfer, the IfS offers services in the field of research, consulting and further education for sport and health organisation.

Research Lines



Institutions and programs

Data Science and Sports Lab

Interfaculty Research Institute for Sports and Physical Activity

Doctoral program “Problem-oriented Sports Science”

Individual response to physical activity


Sport Economics, Sport Management & Media Research

Sport Psychology & Research Methods

Sports Biomechanics and Exercise Science

Social and Public Health Sciences

Education and Health Research

Department of Sports Medicine