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Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy (FOF)
In the Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy (FOF) we conduct research to investigate how exercise and physical activity can improve muscle and joint health.
News from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics
New Research on Movement Aims to Make Danes More Active
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have received support from the Nordea Foundation to continue the national survey 'Moving Denmark' and gain deeper insights into the movement habits of children, youth, and adults. The goal is to create a more physically active Denmark.
University of Southern Denmark and Vifo will examine the importance of Danish associational life in large-scale research project
Over the next three years, the Centre for Research in Sports, Health, and Civil Society (CISC) at the University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Institute for Non-Formal Education (Vifo) will investigate the significance and impact of associations on democracy, the welfare state, and the quality of life of the Danish people
New Report: Greenland's Movement Habits Examined by SDU Researchers
For the first time ever, movement habits in a broad sense have been examined in Greenland
SDU is a world leader in sports science
In the Shanghai ‘Global Ranking of Sport Schools and Departments’, SDU ranks ninth in the latest published rankings for 2022. For the past seven years, the University of Southern Denmark has been at the top of this as well as other sports science rankings. Jens Troelsen, head of department at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB), explains more about the background for the splendid results.
DIAS Interdisciplinary Phenomenology Cluster – Announcement and Call for New Members
A new cluster program has been established through the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) to facilitate interdisciplinary research and collaboration across multiple faculties.
New Professor in Implementation Science and Active Living
Thomas Skovgaard, MSc, PhD, has been appointed as a professor in implementation research with a special focus on children, youth, and physical activity.
Back pain is a rapidly increasing problem - especially among the elderly
New data shows that back pain is a rapidly increasing problem. The forecast says that in 2050 there will be 10% more Danes with serious back problems than today. Professor Jan Hartvigsen from the University of Southern Denmark is concerned about the development.
New research centre inaugurated with style
“DRIVEN” – Danish Centre for Motivation and Behaviour Science – has just marked its establishment as an interdisciplinary research centre
International recognition for football fitness and football professor Peter Krustrup
UEFA has awarded a Gold Award for "Best Social Initiative" to the Football Fitness U90 Training Camp, a project developed by SDU and DBU Bornholm.
Inaugural seminar - Giovanna Colombetti and Dan Zahavi
Join the Inaugural seminar ”Advances in Phenomenological Research” held by Adjunct Professors Giovanna Colombetti and Dan Zahavi on April 26
The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics celebrates its 50th anniversary with a one-week intensive conference programme
The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a string of events 23-27 August. The programme emphasises the department’s manifold involvement in socially relevant research areas.
Top researcher strengthens IOB's international profile in phenomenology and qualitative research methods
Dan Zahavi becomes an honorary professor at the Department of Sport Sciences and Biomechanics, affiliated with the research unit Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS).
Book Release: Football As Medicine – Prescribing Football For Global Health Promotion
What are the benefits, challenges and impacts of sport on health? “Football as Medicine” is the first book to focus on football (soccer) in the context of health, from individual, public and population-level perspectives.
This Is How We Design Our Cities for Physical Activity
A new report from Danish Health Authority gives specific examples of how city planning can inspire the citizens to become more physically active in the city.
Football training in school greatly improves girls’ fitness and health
Schoolgirls can achieve lower blood pressure, stronger muscles, better balance and improved jumping performance if their school puts football training on the timetable – including girls who have never played football before.
Lynseminar: Træning af eksplosiv muskelstyrke
Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik ved SDU inviterer til 90 intense minutter om optimal træning af eksplosiv muskelstyrke. Seminaret henvender sig primært til trænere, ledere og udøvere i elitesport.
Recreational football an absolute winner for 55–70-year-olds with prediabetes
Twice-weekly football combined with dietary guidance improves fitness level and cardiovascular health profile in untrained 55-70-yr-old women and men with prediabetes. They can also lose weight in a healthier way than with normal dieting.
Recreational football is broad-spectrum medicine
The most popular sport in the world is much more than entertainment: Football is broad-spectrum medicine against lifestyle diseases.
Football on the school curriculum improves cognitive performance
Health education on the football pitch is good for fitness, health profile and social well-being of school children, and the latest research shows that their attention and working memory improve as well.
Inaugural seminar in dance
Join the inaugural seminar in dance held by Philipa Rothfield on Friday November 3 from 1 to 3 PM.
Seminar on Expert Performance
Join the seminar on expert performance, which will take place on June 9th from 10.30 - 14.30
Football is medicine for women with high blood pressure
The Danish concept Football Fitness has proved to be just as effective as tablets for countering high blood pressure. Furthermore, women participating in the project have also benefited from improved physical fitness, decreased body fat percentage and stronger bones.
Inaugural Football Science seminar: Football Science – The Use of Top-Class Research in Elite Football:
On the occasion of Peter Krustrup’s appointment as Professor of Sport and Health Sciences and Head of Football Science at Department of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark hereby invites you to attend an inaugural Football Science seminar 27 January
PhD Oral Defence by Rodrigo Lima: Motor competence and academic performance
PhD Oral Defence Session 17 January
Inaugural seminar. Professor Peter Krustrup
Inaugural seminar. Professor Peter Krustrup
Double inaugural seminar: Søren Brage and Charles H. Hillman as adjunct professors
Double inaugural seminar
Peter Krustrup for SDU
Internationally acclaimed sports researcher Peter Krustrup is to take up a position with the University of Southern Denmark’s Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. He will be Professor of Sport and Health Sciences and head of research in the new Sport and Health Sciences research unit. Peter Krustrup will become part of the university’s strategy on football research, where he will strengthen the research within both elite football and football in a public health perspective.
New WHO Guidelines Set Higher Standards for the Treatment of Back Pain
Professor Jan Hartvigsen from the University of Southern Denmark is part of the WHO working group: "In Denmark, back pain is the cause of 38% of all early retirements. Therefore, we need to upgrade our efforts for back pain – especially for the elderly."