Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology
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.