Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics
The expertise of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics is divided into four departments.
- Department I: Sport Informatics and Sports Games Research
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. D. Memmert
- Department II: Cognition- and Sports Games Research
Head: Jun.-Prof. Dr. S. Hüttermann
- Department III: Training Science
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Donath
- Department IV: Exercise Physiology
Acting head: Dr. Uwe Hoffmann
The given structure enables interdisciplinary but also transdisciplinary, international basic (DFG) and applied oriented (DFL/DFB/BISp) research. In the area of sport informatics and sports games research topics such as big data in sport (in particular professional football) relating to modelling, pattern identification and simulation of team sports are addressed. This includes, apart from development in data analysis and data visualisation the application of modern data base systems (relational and NoSQL).
The cognition and sports game research deals with diagnostics, training and simulation of cognitive performance, particularly in the realm of games. Cognitive mechanisms (e.g. perception-, anticipation-, attention-, creativity- and memory processes) are analyzed in lab and field settings.
In the area of training science the institute works on questions related to diagnostics and training of physical performance with special expertise in the planning, conceptualisation and evaluation of training related intervention studies in a health- and recreational context.
Department IV has its main focus on physiological performance diagnostics and performance optimazation in high performance sports.
The institute coordinates the Bachelor´s program "Sport and Performance", the Master´s program "Exercise Science and Coaching" as well as the Master of advanced studies "Game Analysis".