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Human Performance and Training in Sports

Welcome to the Department of Human Performance and Training in Sports at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster. Central questions in research concern performances in motoric, cognitive and biomechanic areas and their modification due to training interventions.

On the following sites you will find information about the employee of the department, current research focus and to all questions concerning teaching and study.

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New study investigating the efficacy of outdoor fitness training.

© Yannick Brodatzki

As part of a PhD project, a new study begins investigating the efficacy of outdoor fitness training conducted in small groups. Furthermore, the study has a secondary outcome, which is the determination of improved motivation through the use of personalised fitness trackers (Fitbit). The current study takes place here in Münster and in collaboration with Original Bootcamp and Actimonda in Köln. The pre intervention testing has now begun and will run into 2019.

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Team handball performance testing with TV Emsdetten (2. Bundesliga)

© Brodatzki

The male first team of TV Emsdetten (2. Bundesliga) was assessed for multiple elements of sport-specific performance organised and undertaken by the work unit Human Performance and Training in Sports. Measurements included: drop and countermovement Jumping, linear sprinting, agility and endurance capacity The data will be used to create individual conditioning recommendations and help guide the coach Daniel Kubes for the upcoming season. We wish the ambitious team great success!

de Souza Silveira and Julian
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Department of Human Performance & Training in Sports @ European College of Sports Science Coference - Dublin 2018

ECSS
© Szwajca

The annual conference from the European College of Sports Science took place in Dublin, Ireland. The entire department attended to share knowledge and to learn something new themselves. There were vast array of different topics, with the conference receiving a record number of submitted abstracts to be presented. Overall, the department had a knowledge quenching time and look forward to developing and sharing new research and ideas.

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Beach handball project with dhb: U18 men and women win gold and bronze medal at the european championships in Montenegro

© Sönke Götschenberg

Beach handball project with dhb: U18 men and women win gold and bronze medal at the european championships in Montenegro.
Both U18 beachhandball national teams of the dhb (German Team Handball Federation) participate in a research project organized by the work unit Human Performance & Training in Sports (Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences). The teams participate in regular performance diagnostics in Münster and were prepared by a specific training intervention program. We hope that this positive collaboration continues and wish both team great success when participating in the upcoming challenges.
Link dhb-report
Link beachhandball project page

Performance testing with Beachahandball team PSV Recklinghausen

© Sebastian Szwajca

The the female first team of PSV Recklinghausen were assessed for multiple elements of sport-specific performance organised and undertaken by the work unit Human Performance and Training in Sports. Measurements included: drop and countermovement Jumping, linear sprinting,  agility and endurance capacity The data will be used to create individual conditioning recommendations and help guide the coach for the upcoming season. We wish this nice, young and  ambitious team great success!

Applied seminar: Performance diagnostics with U15 girl football tream

© Ross Julian

Within the seminar “Trainingswissenschaftliche Dienstleitungen in der Praxis” (work unit Performance and Training in Sports) students are providing scientific support to the girls of the under 15 football team of Münster 08. Targetting improvements in, passing accuracy, acceleration and maximum sprint velocity, all in collaboration with the coach. Additionally, training and match physical load will be monitored using GPS devices, investigating total distances covered in a variety of speed zones and sprinting performance. During matches, video analyses is also being performed to collect technical information; such as possession, passing and shooting success. We have completed the pre-testing, assessing sprinting and acceleration performance (20 m sprint and the 505 agility test) as well as passing accuracy (Loughborough Passing Test). Starting this week, the students will be completing a 5 week intervention to improve the pre test values.

© Anna Hendker

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Performance measurements with beachhandball national teams
© Sönke Götschenberg

Performance measurements with beachhandball national teams women and men

The womens and mens beachhandball national teams (Perspektivkader) perform a complex test battery to prepare for the Olympic Games 2024. This performance diagnosis is planed and run by the work unit "Performance and Training in Sports" in cooperation with the German Handball Federation (Deutscher Handball Bund - DHB). Read more...

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Federal Institute of Sports Science (Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft-BiSp) supports beach-handball project
© BISp

Federal Institute of Sports Science (Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft-BiSp) supports beach-handball project

The Federal Institute of Sports Science supports a new project of the work unit Leistung und Training im Sport focussing on beach-handball.
The project entitelt  Evaluierung von Trainingsmaßnahmen für einen effizienten Transfer spielrelevanter Leistungskriterien vom Hallen- zum Beachhandball und vice versa  will be supported over a period of two years.  Cooperation partner is the German Handball Federation (Deutscher Handball Bund - DHB). Read more...

Joint Action
Coordination In Dyads When Performing A Joint Action Task
© Eric Eils

When two or more people aim to produce joint action outcomes they need to coordinate their individual actions in space and time. Successful joint action performance has been reported to depend, among others, on visual and somatosensory information provided to the joint actors. This study investigated whether and how the systematic manipulation of visual information modulates real-time joint action when dyads performed a whole-body joint balance task. Read more...


Workplace health
Evaluation of an individualized compensatory exercise intervention for university employees with high levels of sedentary behaviour
© Carsten Müller

To evaluate an individualized physical exercise intervention program for university (WWU) employees focusing on the reduction of strength and mobility asymmetries of the trunk, particularly of the cervical spine... Read more...

Analyzing head accelerations
Evaluation of a neuromuscular exercise intervention to decrease head accelerations following (un-)anticipated (in-)direct impacts in sports games
© Carsten Müller

We analyze head accelerations following anticipated (in-)direct impacts in youth sports games (heading in football, jump throw in handball) to examine the association of head accelerations and maximal isometric strength of the cervical musculature and to evaluate their impact on cognitive performance and postural control... Read more...