Since April 1st, 2019 the Institute of of Physiology and Anatomy, of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research and the Institute of Training Sciences and Sport Informatics have merged and are now the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics.

The expertise of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics at the German Sport University Cologne lies in the areas of computer science in sports and team/racket sport sciences (Department I, head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert), cognitive and team/racket sport research (department II, head: Univ.-Prof.`in Dr. Stefanie Klatt née Hüttermann), training sciences (department III, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Donath) as well as performance physiology (department IV, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Wahl). Hence, the institute offers interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, international fundamental scientific (DFG amongst others) and application oriented (DFG, DFL, BISP amongst others) research.

In the area of computer science in sports and team/racket sport research questions regarding Big Data , AI, ML and digitalization in sports (especially in high-class football) and especially in the area of model formation, pattern recognition and simulation of team sports are posed. This includes the development in the area of data analysis and data visualization as well as the application of modern data bank systems (Relational und NoSQL).

In the area of cognitive and team/racket sport research questions regarding diagnostics, training and simulation of cognitive performance, especially in the area of team/racket sports are posed. Cognitive mechanisms (e.g. perception/anticipation/attention/creativity and cognitive processes) are analyzed in the lab as well as in field settings.

In the area of training sciences the institute works on subjects such as diagnostics and training of physical performance with special expertise in planning, the concept and evaluation of training-relevant intervention studies in health and leisure contexts.

The department of exercise physiology addresses both fundamental and applied research questions. An important unifying paradigm on a general level is the „Maintenance and Improvement of Psycho-Physical Health and Performance”.

In fundamental research Department IV focuses on the identification and modulation of metabolic, mechanical and neuronal stimuli, with the aim of improving a physiologically-based training prescription. In applied research we focus on the development of performance diagnostics and performance optimization in competitive/elite sports.

International cooperation partners, for example with Australia, Brazil, England, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Spain and the USA, enable the promotion of upcoming scientists.

The Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics supervises the bachelor course 'sport and performance', the master course 'Exercise Science & Coaching' as well as the further master course 'game analysis'.


Abschlussarbeit zu vergeben

Die Rolle von Ankern in der Sportbewertung


Sportspieldaten effektiv nutzbar machen

Institut für Trainingswissenschaft und Sportinformatik erhält für die Weiterentwicklung von „floodlight“ eine neue DFG-Förderung


Sportlicher Erfolg dank KI?

BMBF-Projekt zur Erfassung, Analyse und Weiterverarbeitung von Sportdaten erfolgreich abgeschlossen


Keynote: KI und Datenanalyse im sportwissenschaftlichen Studium

Vortrag von Prof. Daniel Memmert im Rahmen der Veranstaltung Learning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence und Data Mining in der Hochschulbildung am 28. und 29. August an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).


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Department 1

Department 3

Department 2

Univ.-Prof. Stefanie Klatt

Stefanie Klatt

Head of Department 2

Telephone +49 221 4982-4312
Website Research Profile

Department 4

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Wahl
Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Patrick Wahl

Head of Department 4

Telephone +49 221 4982-6160
Website Forschungsprofil