Institute of Performance, Neuroscience, Therapy and Health

The Institute of Performance, Neuroscience, Therapy and Health (IPNTH) focuses on physical and cognitive performance. The aim is to familiarize students with functional and performance diagnostics, the dose-effect relationship and performance optimization for therapy. Currently, these aspects are not sufficiently considered in therapeutic daily life. The IPNTH sees this as a challenge. 

The institute facilitates close cooperation and an exchange of knowledge from different professions and disciplines. Findings from the sports and human movement sciences as well as from the neurosciences are linked and corresponding interdisciplinary therapy concepts are taught, also taking into account the aspects of performance and leisure sports.

Current sub-areas

  • Movement pattern recognition and classification of stress parameters while walking and running under consideration of different settingsStress and strain monitoring in training and competition
  • Development and evaluation of exercise and sports-related intervention concepts in various settings and with different target groups in the life span
  • Development and evaluation of physiotherapeutic measures for injury prevention and regenerative acceleration
  • Effects of different stress norms and situations in different sports and settings on the biomechanical and physiological indicators of the human organism
  • Effects of fatigue processes on the autonomic (ANS) and central nervous systems (CNS) in endurance disciplines 
  • Development and evaluation of neuro-enhancement strategies for variable training to increase performance in popular and competitive sports. 
  • Injury prevention strategies in team and individual sports
  • Producing and evaluating training algorithms on the basis of specifically-selected personnel, anthropometric and performance diagnostic indicators

Inter-disciplinarity and student involvement

The Institute's disciplines are in active exchange in order to exploit synergy effects and expertise and to develop interdisciplinary research projects. The research projects emerging out of these effort clearly benefit our students: results flow directly into the study courses. In addition, students are involved in the research work and can work practically and directly on the relevant content. This ensures application-oriented research with the goal of optimal method training.

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