Institute of Movement and Neurosciences

Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne

NawiMedi 4th floor (Entrance A) / Track & Field Stadium 1st floor

Phone: +49 221 4982-4190
Fax: +49 221 4973 454


The Institute of Movement and Neurosciences of the German Sport University Cologne is divided into the following departments:

  • Movement Techniques and Movement Learning: Track and Field – Swimming - Gymnastics - Golf (I)
  • Movement- and Neuroscience (II)
  • Promotion of Movement and Health (III)
  • Movement Rehabilitation, Neuromechanics and Paralympic Sports (IV)

The work of Department I focusses on the observation of the main forms of motoric movement in track and field, swimming and gymnastics such as coordination, strength, speed, endurance and flexibility.

The main area of Department II is the analysis of the influence of physical (in-) activity on the brain of trained and untrained persons of different age groups and under specific environmental conditions. Another focus is the aspect of sport for people with disabilities and performance limitations.

The research conducted by Department III focuses on the relationships between (in-) active leisure time, motor development and the performance level of children and youths.

Department IV deals with specific aspects of movement science from rehabilitation to toplevel sport, especially in Paralympic sports. Neuromechanics an interdisciplinary approach to movement research that combines methods and findings from neuroscience and human mechanics is a central link here but also an independent field of research.

The Institute is a member of the following central scientific institutions at the University: the German Research Centre for Elite Sport Cologne (momentum), the Centre for Integrative Physiology in Space (ZiP) and Research Group Neuroplasticity and Neuromechanics.


Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Heiko Strüder
Phone: +49 221 4982-2000


Regina Schüler
Phone: +49 221 4982-4190