Welcome to Social and Health Sciences

You are interested in the social science aspects of exercise and physical activity?

Feel free to browse our website to get to know more about our research interests and the subjects we teach.

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Our research is based on a social-ecological paradigm and focuses on physical activity in everyday life. We are interested in the conditions that facilitate or hinder individuals to become active and the extent to which physical activity affects mental health.

Ambulatory Assessment

We use innovative ambulatory assessment approaches to address the dynamic interplay between physical activity and mental health and to investigate the impact of situational factors. Furthermore, these approaches help us to increase ecological validity of activity and mental health assessments.

Current news

Visit abroad: Nils Jakubzig takes part in the EUniWell "Education for a Sustainable Future" programme

Nils Jakubzig visited Florence in April and took part in an EUniWell Blended Intensive Programme (BIP). From 15 to 19 April, around forty participants of different nationalities came together in Italy. Together they explored the question of how education can prepare future professionals to address the challenges of sustainable development in innovative and creative ways. The organisers had prepared various interactive lectures, workshops and discovery activities to promote creative and…

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Welcome Fabienne! - Fabienne Kohle joins the Social and Health Science Group

We warmly welcome Fabienne Kohle to our department. Fabienne recently finished her Master's degree in Sport Sciene at the University of Tübingen. In her thesis she wrote about the role of sport psychologists in youth competitive sport.

In Konstanz, she is involved in the research project "Exercise and Sport in Forensic Psychiatry". With the aim of evaluating sports therapy in a forensic psychiatric setting, Fabienne will be work and cooperate closly with the Centre of Psychiatry Reichenau.


Amelie Heinrich wins "dvs-Promotionspreis gefördert vom Hofmann-Verlag"

Dr. Amelie Heinrich wins the "dvs-Promotionspreis gefördert vom Hofmann-Verlag", which is awarded to the best sports science doctoral thesis in the German-speaking area within a time frame of two years. The dissertation, entitled "Elite Biathlon - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Unravel the Intricate Links Between Biological, Psychological and Social Factors Determining Biathlon Performance," was supervised by Prof. Oliver Stoll (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Prof. Rouwen…

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