Sport sciences

What we do

The sport research areas cover humanities, social, natural and technical sciences. This englobes:

  • Sociological and anthropological studies
  • Psychological and pedagogical studies
  • Experimental studies on motor control, ergonomics, neuromechanics and exercise physiology
  • Intervention studies based on e.g. training and rehabilitation
  • Modeling studies

Our core values are novelty, curiosity, diversity, and authenticity.

research areas

The interdisciplinary character of Sport Sciences 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.

Sport Sciences performs research within the following areas:


Why this research?

We want to combat physical inactivity and its side effects. We examine aspects that influence whether sports and physical activity are meaningful to individuals and groups and we work to develop knowledge and methods that encourage societal members to become and/or to remain physically active. Further, we work to promote participation in sport and physical activity that contribute to physical, mental and social well-being!



The section is an affiliated institution of the European College of Sport Science and composed of two research groups (Performance and Technology, Sports and Social Issues) and one teaching development entity (Teaching development).

The Sport Sciences research group hosts The International Network for Research in Sports and Migration Issues. The purpose of the network is to support research on Sport and Migration in its broadest cultural, social, economic and political dimensions. 


Professor Pascal Madeleine  |  |  9940 8833  |  Department of Health Science and Technology  |  Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, 9000 Aalborg East, Denmark