Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology

Visitor address:
Junkersdorfer Straße 10
50933 Cologne

Institutional building V, ground floor

Postal address:
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 4982-6149
Fax: +49 221 4982-6143

The increased life expectancy leads to questions concerning the quality of ageing. The Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology of the German Sport University Cologne conducts research and teaching on the question of how and why physical activity and functional ability changes due to ageing.

The research deals with physical and cognitive performance, neuromuscular adaptability and everyday physical activity. The outcomes of this research are used to develop effective, evidence-based interventions which allo w people to maintain an active and independent lifestyle up until old age. The Institute’s research and teaching are designed to be interdisciplinary. Theories and methods are taken from the social, life and engineering sciences. The Institute cooperates closely with partners in Germany and abroad. 


Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Wiebren Zijlstra
Tel.: +49 221 4982-6148