PhD Theses

  • Current PhD Theses

    Following is a list of all current PhD's at our institute. If you have any questions, or want more information, please directly contact the corresponding department .

    Postgraduate Topic Department Supervisor
    Natalia Camps y Wilant

    The olympic Art contests from 1912-1948 - An investigation from an art-historic perspective

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Allen Guttmann
    Sarah Dittrich

    Let’s dance and the Sport of Dancing

    Social Sciences of Sport Henk Erik Meier
    Marie-Therese Fleddermann

    The Influence of and the Possibility of Training of Three-Dimentional Awareness in Athletic Performance

    Human Performance and Training in Sports Karen Zentgraf
    Imo Gatz

    The Impact of Daily Physical Education classes on the Development of Stundents in Secondary School - A Longitudinal Study of Fifth through Seventh Grade

    Motion, Play & Sports in Childhood Miriam Seyda
    Sönke Götschenberg 

    Recognition- and Defiance-experiences of Children in Physical Education Classes in Elementary School. A Qualitative Study of Educational Staging of Taking Part in Class

    Bildung und Unterricht im Sport Nils Neuber, Ahmet Derecik
    Holger Heppe

    Impact of physical exercise on visual-spatial skills

    Human Performance and Training in Sports Karen Zentgraf
    Antje Hill

    The Search for the Optimal Focus of Attention

    Sportpsychologie Bernd Strauß, Norbert Hagemann, Linda Schücker
    Martin Hölzen

    Using digital Footprints in Sport Sociology

    Social Sciences of Sport Henk Erik Meier
    Georg Jansen

    Aquatic Lifesaving-Education in the Cooperation of Schools and DLRG - An Empirical Study about the Circumstances and Informal Aquisition of Expertise of Pupils

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Michael Krüger
    Jennifer Jordens

    Integration through Movement, Games and Sports - A Qualitative Study About the Perspective on Physical Education Teachers in Full-Time- School

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Michael Krüger
    Anneke Langer

    Diagnostic Expertise of Physical Education Teachers and its Influence on the Teaching Behavior in Class

    Motion, Play & Sports in Childhood Miriam Seyda
    Harald Melching

    Implementation of a Competence-Oriented Curriculum - An Empirical Study about the Persoective of Teachers by Means of the Sl, KLP Sport (HS, HS) in NRW

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Miriam Seyda
    Stijn Mentzel

    Colour effects in sport

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Norbert Hagemann, Linda Schücker
    Judith Mergen

    Tactile Perception and Movents in Women with Anorexia nervosa

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Andreas Mühlbauer Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Roman Mürkens

    History of Training Concepts in Sport

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Bernd Wedemeyer-Kolwe
    Sydney Querfurth

    Einfluss digitaler Kommunikation auf das Vertrauen in der Trainer-Athlet Beziehung

    Influence of Digital Communication on Trust ind the Relationship Between Athletes and Coaches

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Guido Hertel, Linda Schücker
    Lena Slupinski

    Sensorimotor performance in catching tasks

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Sandra Spranger

    Inclusion in Physical Education Classes in Elementary School - An Empirical Study about the Situation of Inclusive Physical Education Class out of the Perspective of Teachers

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Christian Fischer
    José Walter Tolentino Castro Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Christina Uhlenbrock

    Global Modernization of Physical Education

    Social Sciences of Sport Henk Erik Meier

  • Completed PhD Theses

    Postgraduate Topic Department Supervisor
    2017
    Till Utesch Measurement of Motor Competence and Physical Fitness across Childhood Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Maike Tietjens, Dirk Büsch
    2016
    Tim Dirksen

    The Significance of Movement-Coordination and its Operationalistation for the Evaluation of Motor Performance - A Practical Analyses of Quantitive Measurement Methods for Gathering Specific Coordination Performance

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Dennis Riedl

    The tendency to draw in sport

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Andreas Heuer und Norbert Hagemann
    2015
    Jörn Lükens

    Diagnose und Behandlung von chronischen Rückenschmerzen

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Kathrin Staufenbiel Home advantage in sports from a social cognitive perspective Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Karen Zentgraf, Henning Plessner
    Marcel Reinold

    Creating Doping. The History of Anti-Doping-Policy

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, John Hoberman
    Herkules Reimann

    The History of Sports in the German Military

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Eike Emrich
    Katharina Pöppel Believe it or not: The effect of athlete's crisis communication on trustworthiness and reputation in case of doping allegations Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Bernd Blöbaum, Andrea Petróczi
    Michael Hepp

    Emergence and Genealogy of West-European Chain-Dances

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Nils Neuber
    Mara Konjer

    Social and Economic Aspects of Tennis in Germany

    Social Sciences of Sports Henk Erik Meier, Dieter H. Jütting
    Marie-Christine Ghanbari

    The Significance of Physical Activity for the Self-Concept and Motor Capabilities in Adolescents - A Comparison of Cultures between Nigeria and Germany

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Maike Tietjens, Nadja Schott
    Thomas Wulf

    Stability of Open-Loop-Controls for Stationary and Cyclical Arm Movements

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Dennis Dreiskämper

    Trustworthyness of Anti-Doping Measures Carried out by Sports-Associations

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Maike Tietjens, Bernd Blöbaum
    Karin Borris (jetzt: Eckenbach)

    Learing und Movement in the Context of Individual Advancement - Effects of Intervention-Programs about the Advancement of Executive Functions in Pupils in Middle School

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Stephan Dutke, Michael Pfitzner
    2014
    Emanuel Hübner

    Planning, Building and Usage of the Olympic Village of 1936

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Brian Young
    Anica Rose Social Sciences of Sports Henk Erik Meier, Dieter H. Jütting
    Claudia Grzybowski

    Elektromyographische Aktivität des Rumpfes bei statischen Kletterpositionen – Implikationen für die Klettertherapie

    Electromyographic Activity of Core Muscles During Static Climbing Positions - Implications for Climbing Therapy

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    2013
    Rebecca Rienhoff The Quiet Eye Phenomenon in Sport Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Jörg Schorer, Joe Baker
    Sebastian Salomon

    Ambivalent Masculinity in Sport - Development of a Test-Procedure for Sport Pedagogik Youth Research

    Sport Didactics Nils Neuber, Christoph  Blomberg, Maike Tietjens
    Arne Wulf

    Dynamic of the Spinal Motor System: Spinal Oscilators as Basis for Movement Coordination

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    2012
    Sandra Heck

    From Playing Soldiers und Fighting Athletes: Genesis of Modern Pentathlon

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Andreas Luh
    Sook-Yee Chong Use of neural oscillators triggered by loading and hip angles to study the activation patterns at the ankle during walking in humans Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Berno Pflanz

    Coordination of the Basketball Shot: Investigation of Coordination of the Movement of Different Parts of the Body and Seperation-Area of Aimed Basketball-Shots

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    Thomas Ellenbürger Human Performance and Training in Sports Stefan Panzer, Bernd Strauss, Maike Tietjens
    2011
    Florian Loffing Handedness in tennis – a study on performance in left- and right-handed professional players Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Norbert Hagemann, Clare MacMahon
    Sarah Honemann

    Self-Complexity in Sport

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Maike Tietjens, Frank Hänsel
    Linda Schücker Choking under Pressure - An Analysis of Explicit Monitoring Theories and Interventions Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Norbert Hagemann, Guido Hertel
    Dieter Tippenhauer

    About the Perceived Effect of Leaders on the Field in the German Bundesliga

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Bernd Blöbaum
    Frank Behrendt

    Sensomotoric Interactions with the Perception of Human Movement: How Chronic Back Pain can Damage the Perception of Dorsal Movements and Effect the Control of Reflexes

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    2010
    Anne Liebetrau

    Analyses of teh Stability of Antagonistic Muscle-Sceletal-Models of the Human Lumbar Spine with Regard of Delayed Reflexes - A Combination of Theoretical Model Parameters with Experimental Data

    Movement Science Heiko Wagner
    2009
    Rouwen Canal-Bruland

    Focus of Attention and Visual Selection in Sport

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Norbert Hagemann
    2007
    Barbara Halberschmidt

    Research on Psychological Physical Education Accidents

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Maike Tietjens, Michael Krüger
    Kai Reinhart

    Herrschaft und Widerständigkeit im DDR-Sport. Eine Analyse des staatlichen und informellen Sports vor dem Hintergrund der Theorie Michel Foucaults

    Sovereignty and Resistance in GDR-Sport. An Analyses of State-Organized and Informal Sport using Michel Focaults Theories

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Christian Becker
    2006
    Andrea Stachelhaus

    Auswirkungen wahrnehmungs- und bewegungsorientierter Förderung auf die Graphomotorik von Schulanfängern - Eine Längsschnittuntersuchung

    Influence of Perceptive and Movement-Oriented Promotion of Grapho-Motor-Skills in School-Beginners - A Longitudinal Study

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß
    Uta Barboza

    Representative and Symbolic Signs of Classic Dance in India and Europe: An Intercultural, Comparative Analyses of Indian Bharatanatyam and the French Ballet

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger, Klaus Nicol
    Guido Kellermann

    The Life of Amateur Soccer Players. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Analyses

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Dieter H. Jütting, Michael Krüger
    2005
    Ansgar Delschen

    Ehrenamtliche im Sport - eine empirisch-qualitative Untersuchung von Führungskräften in Fußballvereinen

    Volunteers in Sport - An Empirical-Qualitative Study of Executives in Soccer Clubs

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Dieter H. Jütting, Michael Krüger
    2004
    Norbert Hagemann

    Heuristic Problem Solving Strategies of Coaches

    Sport Psychology Bernd Strauß, Dirk Büsch
    2001
    Bernd Schulze

    Sport-Associations without Economy and Government

    Sportsoziologie Dieter H. Jütting, Michael Krüger
    2000
    Annette Hofmann

    Rise and Fall fo German "Turnen" in the USA

    Sport Pedagogy and Sport History Michael Krüger
  • Information about PhD Theses

    The department of Psychology and Sports Sciences at the WWU Münster has its own PHD regulations since July 2010. Due to the extraordinary capability of achieving doctoral dissertations, the statuses “Doctor of Philosophy” (doctor philosophiae – Dr. phil.) and “Doctor of Natural Sciences” (doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. Nat.) can now be awarded. By means of the dissertation, the candidate proves his capability to conduct his or her own scientific research, going above and beyond the proposed goals of the course of studies. Which degree the candidate will receive is decided upon by the dissertation committee and the candidate himself and depends on the topic of the thesis and the methods used.

    The current regulations for dissertations can be found here.

    Varying literature regarding PHD theses about scientific standards, current trends and other topics can be found here.

    A detailed summary of the six steps towards a PHD has been developed by the deanery. Additionally, all necessary forms can be downloaded there.

    Detailed information can be requested from the PHD committee (The current head of the committee is Prof. Dr. Stephan Dutke).

    Additionally, the KFWN can help with questions regarding the PHD program at the Institute for Sports Sciences.