Health Science

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Team Abteilung Gesundheitswissenschaft

The department of health science under the direction of Prof. Dr. Claudio Nigg focuses on research and teaching in areas of sports science related health research.


"Moving towards better health"


  • cutting-edge research in sport-related health research
  • training the next generation of sport and health professionals
  • advising the public and health professionals on health issues

Research foci

Theory and intervention

  • Theories about motivation and maintenance of sport and physical activity
  • Dissemination of evidence-based clinical and community-based intervention


  • Multiple Health Behavior Change
  • Technology and digital approaches to health promotion
  • Health Data Science

Health promotion and chronic disease prevention across the life span

  • Obesity prevention in children and adolescents
  • Worksite wellness
  • Promotion of sport and physical activity among seniors

Head of department

Department Secretary