About the Institute
The Institute for Human Movement Science has an interdisciplinary network combining social and scientific research and teaching. It represents a movement-scientific approach, the theoretical basics and areas of application of movement in sport, play, dance and everyday authority. The research perspectives were geared towards prudent and socio-cultural and scientific as well as physical or exercise and sports medicine disciplines. The movement science in Hamburg has got through a certain interdisciplinary science, which belongs in research and teaching to cultural anthropological, sociological, educational and educational theory as well as medical, physiological and training science.
Degree programs at the Institute of Human Movement Science:
- all teacher training courses in sports (primary and lower secondary level, special education, high school, vocational school B.A., B.Sc. and M.Ed.)
- BA Human Movement Science
- MA Human Movement and Sports Science
- MA Performance Studies (an interdisciplinary and international course in experimental scenic arts with a focus on movement, performance and choreography, which is carried out in cooperation with the Professorship for Theater Research / Fac. for Humanities and the Professorship for Theater Pedagogy, Faculty of Education)
The institute is organized into six work areas that fulfill the scientific mandate for research and teaching, both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary, through mutual networking.
Representatives of the scientific subjects
- Sports and Exercise Medicine (provisional management: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Reer),
- Human Movement and Training Science (Head: Prof. Dr. Klaus Mattes),
- Health Sciences (Prof. Dr. Bettina Wollesen)
Representative of the social, cultural and humanities subjects
- Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy (Head: Prof. Dr. Erin Gerlach),
- Culture, Media and Society (Head: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Klein)
The theory and practice of the fields of motion are represented by
- Theory and Practice of Exercise fields (Head: Dr. Gunnar Liedtke)
The Institute 's Academic office is the central point of contact for all questions relating to studies and exams.
The institute aims to internationalize teaching. This is particularly evident in the master's degree programs, such as the MA degree program Performance Studies, which was founded in 2005 and to which internationally renowned guest lecturers are constantly invited. Ms. PD Bojana Kunst (Slovenia) was a DAAD visiting professor from 2009 to 2012 . Since 2012, Dr. Ana Vujanovic holds an international visiting professorship. In addition, the MA course in Human Movement Science with a focus on health research, which started in the 2010/2011 winter semester, is internationally oriented, as the 3rd semester can be carried out as a semester abroad.
The institute promotes the international exchange of students and doctoral students within the framework of relevant exchange programs.
Non-university cooperation in the region:
- K3 Center for Choreography Hamburg
- Ballettzentrum Hamburg - John Neumeier
- Olympic base Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein
- Various Hamburg sports associations and clubs: (FC St. Pauli, Hamburg Freezers, Hamburg hockey clubs, Hamburg athletics association, Hamburg rowing association)
- Professional sports organizations in Hamburg (FC St. Pauli, Hamburg Freezers, Hamburg hockey clubs)
- Hamburg Sports Association
- Operational health promotion companies (Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Glaxo Wellcome / Aspen, Dolmar)
BGF Institute Hamburg
International scientific collaborations include:
- UCLA (Center for Performance Studies)
- University of Copenhagen / Denmark
- University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences
- ETH Zurich / Switzerland
- University of Stellenbosch / South Africa
- University of Amsterdam / Holland
- University of Exeter / England
- University of Castilla - la Mancha / Spain
- Smith College / USA