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The Institute of Sport Science is part of the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Bern, along with the institutes of Education and Psychology. The Institute of Sport Science in Berne is characterised in teaching and research by its integrative and application-oriented approach with a focus on social and behavioral science.

In research, a problem-oriented strategy is pursued that focuses on the phenomena of sport in its entire breadth and whose implementation is supported by excellent personnel and equipment research facilities. The academic exchange in sport science is also promoted by the interdisciplinary colloquium "Bernese Talks on Sport Science" ("Berner Gespräche zur Sportwissenschaft") organised by the institute.

International Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program "Interdisciplinary Sport Science" Berne-Tübingen

Together with the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Tübingen, the doctroal program "Interdisciplinary Sport Science" was designed. This is one of the few internationally oriented doctroal programs within sport science.


News and events

FIL-project „Teaching and Learning Movements“

As part of the UniBE programme "Promotion of Innovative Teaching", Stephan Zahno will be supported with 12 staff points for the new conception of the B Sc seminar "Teaching and Learning Movements" in the autumn semester 2021. The new concept focuses on the interdisciplinary linking of different scientific perspectives on a practical movement learning problem to sensitise students to a problem-oriented approach in sport science.


A warm welcome to ISPW!

On 1 October 2021, Romano Meier will start his position as a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology & Management of Sport. He will be doing his doctorate - in parallel to his career as a top curler - as part of the SNSF project "Processes and Consequences of Professionalisation in Sports Clubs". We welcome him warmly and wish him a good start.

Also on 1 October, Rahel Tschudi took up her position at the ISPW. She will be in charge of the secretariats of the departments of Sport Pedagogy and Sport Psychology and Research Methods and will work in the administration.

We warmly welcome them both and wish them a good start.


A warm welcome to ISPW

On 1 August, Noora Ronkainen will start her position as Assistant Professor Tenure Track Transition in the Department of Sport Psychology and Research Methods. We warmly welcome Noora to Berne and wish her a good start.

Also on 1 August Dr. Julia Schmid starts in the department Health Science as lecturer with focus on Health Promotion. In addition, Tania Bermudez joins the team Health Science as member of scientific staff involved in the project Intervention to Promote Physical Activity for Long-Term Cardiovascular Health (iPAL). We welcome both and wish them a good start.



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