to the Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Muenster. We study human behavior and cognition in sports (causes, conditions, objectives) and try to predict and influence the behavior of athletes. On the following pages, you will find information on our current research projects, courses, examinations, our team, and links. Further, you can find information on sport psychological support and counseling. If you are interested in an internship, please send a motivational letter, CV and a transcript of records via email to Birte Brinkmöller.

You can find a list of the latest publications of our team here: publications (2006 - today)

We hope that you will find all the important information you need. In case there are any questions left, please do not hesitate to talk to us directly.

Prof. Bernd Strauss
Head of the Department

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Promoting top-level sport in rugby

As a partner university of top level sports, the University of Münster sponsors a total of 73 top athletes, including twelve rugby players. One of the sponsored players is Noëlle Bouchette, who plays for both the NRW team and the Rugby Tourists and also studies biosciences at the University of Münster. Thanks to the "Partner University of Elite Sports" project, which is managed by Prof Bernd Strauß and Barbara Halberschmidt as university representatives and by Jan Müller and Tim Seulen from Münster University Sports, Noëlle can easily combine her studies and sport.

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Research Day - Special Olympics National Games

Announcement Special Olympics Research Day on 22 May 2024.
The fifth Special Olympics NRW State Games will take place in Münster in May 2024. On the occasion of this event, we would like to invite you to a scientific research day immediately beforehand. The aim of this day is to bring together and discuss the current state of knowledge on the topic of sport by and with people with intellectual and multiple disabilities from different perspectives and disciplines and to exchange ideas with each other. Further information can be found here.

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MOVE FOR HEALTH research project

Last year, the first Germany-wide representative survey on the sport and exercise behaviour of children and young people in over ten years was conducted by researchers from the IfS together with the German Sports Youth, funded by the BMFSFJ, as part of the Move for Health project.
On 22/23 February, the results were presented to the political, scientific and practitioner public in Berlin as part of an expert hearing. The German Sports Youth has therefore sent out a press release and a brochure in which the most important facts, figures and results are presented in a way that the general public can understand.

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New publication

Maike Tietjens, Ulla Ellermann and Flora Thielbörger have published a new book entitled "Basiswissen Tanz", which explains the theoretical foundations of dance and provides examples for prospective dance teachers in (high) schools and other institutions. It also provides background knowledge from the fields of theater, sport and music for pedagogical training work.