© Alexander Ratzmann (Universität Salzburg)

Foundation of a network on democracy and sport

Around 15 sports scientists met at the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg to establish a Democracy and Sport Network. For two days, the participants discussed previous work in this field and developed perspectives for future activities in research, teaching and transfer. The Institute of Sport Science was represented by Nils Kaufmann and Prof. Dr. Nils Neuber at the kick-off conference.

© Ellen Bentlage

Disputation for Ellen Bentlage

Congratulations to Ellen Bentlage on her "Dr. rer.nat."!

"Promoting Physical Activity among Older Adults through Information and Communication Technologies: The relation between user needs and technology requirements" is the title of the dissertation that Ellen Bentlage successfully defended on 12 April 2024.

© Markus Jürgens

Being A Professional Athlete

Public panel discussion: Sebastian Kienle (Ironman World Champion 2014) and David Schönherr ( 3x winner Wings for Life Run Germany) discuss their life as a professional athlete, their sporting highs and lows, their marketing strategies and how they continuously expand them.
Time: Tue, 23.04.2024, 12-14 am.
Venue: Schloss Münster, Schlossplatz 2, lecture theatre S1 (ground floor)

© Christiane Bohn

Opening of the psychomotor room at the IfS on 26th April 2024

As part of the introduction of the new study program teaching for special educational needs, a psychomotor room was set up in our university sports hall. It will be opened on 26th April 2024 in a festive ceremony with colleagues. In addition to a short keynote speech, invited guests will have the opportunity to discover and experience the psychomotor materials.

© Eike Boll

Snow sports project for children and young people with oncological diseases

The cooperation project with the university hospital took place again in Kleinwalsertal in March. Students from Module 10 were involved in the project. The team, led by Eike Boll, offered ski courses at all skill levels for the 22 participating children and young people and their families and was also able to adequately resolve therapy-related restrictions. As a pilot project, two of the participating patients were tested in advance using the "Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC-2)" motor skills test. Initial results in the re-test showed strikingly positive results, particularly in the area of balance.

© Pixabay-Lizenz

Semester start SoSe 2024

In exactly one week, on 8 April, teaching will start in the 2024 summer semester.
Unlike in previous years, this time teaching starts at 08:00!
We wish everyone a great semester and a pleasant start.

© LSB NRW / Andrea Bowinkelmann

Call for helpers for the Special Olympics National Games

The Special Olympics National Games will take place in Münster from 22 May to 25 May 2024. The organisers are still looking for motivated helpers who can support them in exciting and varied activities.
Registration and further information can be found here.

© Markus Jürgens (Medienlabor IfS)

Successful disputation by Franziska Duensing-Knop

Franziska Duensing-Knop wrote her dissertation on "Inclusion in physical education teacher training - an explorative study of university didactic concepts to promote an inclusive attitude" as part of the teacher training quality campaign. She has now successfully defended her doctoral thesis. The doctoral committee included Prof. Nils Neuber, Prof. Michael Pfitzner (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Junior Prof. Helga Leineweber. We would like to congratulate Dr. Duensing-Knop on her successful doctorate!