Sport sciences

The Sport Sciences research group includes specialists in Biomechanics, Engineering, Ergonomics, Physiology, Coaching, Sociology, Psychology and Physical Education. The interdisciplinary character of the group enables a holistic approach to both applied and fundamental research questions.

The researchers study and analyze fundamental influences of physical work, exercise and sports. For that purpose, research within health, humanities, social and natural sciences are combined.


We are happy to announce that researchers of Sport Sciences will host a 1-day seminar / PhD course in connection with the Ice Hockey World championship 2018 in Copenhagen. 

All interested parties are welcome.

About the seminar / phd course

This seminar / PhD course will be organized in relation to the 2018 Ice Hockey World championship with support from the Danish Ice-Hockey Union (DIU) and The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The objective of this PhD course will be to review aspects related to the development of talented ice hockey players, concussion and head injuries and physical assessments in ice hockey. Experts in qualitative and quantitative sport research will provide state of the art lectures related to afore mentioned topics. 

The participants will have the possibility to follow a track on:

  1. Talent development in a national and international perspective followed by a case study interview related to ice-hockey with a Danish sport manager, talent coach and elite player
  2. Head injuries and concussion in contact sports like ice-hockey and biomechanical methods for physical assessments. The latter will include hand-on demonstration (Balance measurement and analyses of (former) elite ice hockey player).

Program & invitation

Keep posted for program updates here


Place and time

Time: 11 May 2018 (8.15-16.00)
Place: Aalborg University Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV, 
Room 1.001 Konferencesalen
City: Copenhagen


Relevant papers and book chapters will be announced shortly before the course.


The students participating to this course should have basic knowledge on anatomy, physiology and/or psychology and methods to assess human performance by means of qualitative and quantitative methods.


Will be announced at the course.

Organizing committee

Organizers: Professor Pascal Madeleine, e-mail: and T.A. Professor Johan Frederik Banzhaf, e-mail:
Co-organisers: Professor Uwe Kersting and Professor Emeritus Jens Haase
Lecturers: National and international speakers and speakers from the Dept. of Health Science and Technology


Please register here (If you are an AAU PhD student, please ALSO register via the link below)

The Ph.D. course counts for 1.0 ECTS credit. All students will receive a diploma stating participation in the course.
NB: Aalborg University (AAU) Ph.D. students: The course is co-organized by the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology, and an official diploma will thus be issued by the doctoral school. Therefore, all AAU PhD students must also sign up via The Doctoral School.

Number of seats: 100
Deadline: 27 April 2018