Physical activity is very important in maintaining optimal public health, and sports and body culture have important societal implications.
We explore exercise and training interventions in human and animal models, and we explore sports and body culture from historical, pedagogical, philosophical, psycological and sociological points of view.
The research area Sport Science consists of two research units: Exercise Biology and Sport & Body Culture. Within these units, researchers specialise in different fields and collaborate with other researchers in pursuit of new knowledge. One of these collaborations is the International Network of Doping Research.
How and to what extent can physical training help people with diseases and other health challenges?
How does history influence our current sport system, and how do the most powerful organisations in elite sport affect e.g. athletes’ terms and conditions?