Regular participation in leisure time physical activity and sports is seen as a main factor contributing to both individual and public health. The research line “health” covers biopsychosocial and economic studies exploring the determinants and effects of leisure time physical activity and sports.
The departments of the Institute of Sports Science form the institutional framework for a variety of different research focuses and projects in the field of health:
The health perspective is investigated in Department II, especially in fields of school and rehabilitation sports. Central research and work focuses are:
- School sport: competence development and intervention
- Promotion of sport and exercise in medical rehabilitation
Health-related issues in Department IV are dealt with in the following areas in particular:
Within the framework of the Interfaculty Research Institute for Sports and Physical Activity, the subject area of health and prevention is researched on a project basis, particularly in cooperation with the Department of Sports Medicine of the Medical Faculty.