Affiliated Institutions


Institute for Occupational Health Promotion

The German Sport University Cologne and the Institute for Occupational Health Promotion (BGF) of the AOK Rhineland / Hamburg form an extraordinary symbiosis in occupational health and movement-orientated prevention:

Since 1st of March 2012 the institute develops science-based prevention concepts for occupational health promotion. The initial cooperation was signed by the former president Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Tokarski, Dr. Julia Schröder and Andreas Schmidt, CEO of the BGF institute. The affiliation to the most renowned university of sport sciences in Europe bridges the gap between scientific know-how and occupational practice and thus sets new quality standards.

The BGF is part of the Center for Health (ZfG), led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse. The ZfG analyses and evaluates the influence of physical activity and lifestyle on health in different settings. This results in the development, realisation and evaluation of occupational prevention concepts for different target groups.


Institut für Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung BGF GmbH
Neumarkt 35-37
50667 Köln

Mail: info@­ OR anita.ziliken@­ 

Phone: +49 221 4982-7110 (GSU) OR +49 221 27180 0 (BGF GmbH)

Fax: +49 221 4982-8390 (GSU) OR +49 221 27180 201 (BGF GmbH) 

Institute for Quality Assurance in Prevention and Rehabilitation

iqpr, the Institute for Quality Assurance in Prevention and Rehabilitation was founded in the year 2000 as the first affiliated institute of the German Sport University Cologne. This was initiated by the Professors Klaus Schüle and Ingo Froböse, "Berufsförderungswerke Köln and Hamburg" as well as by the "Sozialverband VdK Germany".

The mission of the institute is the evaluation and development of preventive and rehabilitive services for individuals with and without disabilities in everyday life. Since its foundation, iqpr has realised a large number of research- and model projects in the areas of occupational rehabilitation, profile comparison and assessment as well as health promotion on behalf of ministries, companies or foundations.


  • Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport Science

iqpr GmbH
Geschäftsstelle Köln
Eupener Straße 70
50933 Köln

Mail: info@­
Phone: +49 221 2775 990
Fax: +49 221 2775-9910

Manfred Donike Institute for Doping Analytics e.V.

Founded in 1995 the Manfred Donike Institute for Doping Analytics e.V. is an affiliated institute at GSU since 2006. 

The scientific focus of the institute is the execution of doping analyses and the prevention of doping abuse.


  • Chair: Dr. Andreas Donike
  • Deputy Chair: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schänzer
  • Managing Director: Doris Sagioglou 


For further information please contact the Institute for Biochemistry.

Research Institute for Inclusion through Movement and Sport

Founded in 2008 the Research Institute for Inclusion through Movement and Sport (FiBS gGmbH) is an affiliated institute of GSU since 2010. The institute utilises movement and sport in its interdisciplinary scientific activities in order to promote and support disabled persons in movement and sport. 

With support of the Gold-Kraemer-Foundation topics such as disability, sport, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities are addressed. 

Dr. Volker Anneken

Phone: +49 2234 2052381
Fax: +49 2234 2052390
Mail: anneken@­