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Research projects

The main research areas of the Division deal with pedagogical, didactic and psychological questions in sport and problems in school and club sports as well as teacher and trainer education.

Ongoing and completed research projects focus in particular on psychosocial resources, health and competence development.

Selected projects

2019-2021 QuaTroPLUS: Qualification in the DOSB – competence orientation in the education of trainers in competitive sports.
Sponsor: Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp)
2018-2021 Health.eduPLUS: Health in Physical Education and Physical Education Teacher Training. Subproject within the research network Capital4Health.
Overall management: Prof. Pfeifer (Erlangen); Partner: Prof. Brandl-Bredenbeck (Augsburg), Prof. Tittlbach (Bayreuth).
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2018-2019 Development of the DOSB competence model (WEBS)
Partner: German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB)
2017-2020 Personality and team development 3.0 – Fundamental revision and new edition of the framework concept for the promotion of psychosocial resources. (WEBS)
Partner: German Sports Youth (dsj)
2016-2019 Sports Inclusion Manager: Advice on the design of competence-oriented training courses. (WEBS)
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)
2015-2018 Health.edu: Health and Fitness in Physical Education: Implementation in Physical Education Teacher Education and Everyday School Sports. Subproject within the research network Capital4Health.
Overall management: Prof. Rütten (Erlangen); Partner: Prof. Brandl-Bredenbeck (Augsburg), Prof. Tittlbach (Bayreuth).
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2015-2017 QuaTro: Qualification in the DOSB – Trainer in competitive sports between expectation and reality.
Sponsor: Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp)
2013-2016 Sport: Alliances! Movement – Education – Participation. Module Experience ROOM Experience
Sponsor: German Sports Youth (dsj); Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2012-present Motor and psychosocial development of young athletes using football as an example.
Partners: Prof. Tittlbach (Bayreuth), local sports clubs
2012-2015 Educational Physical Education between Expectation and Reality – Difference Analysis to the Pedagogical Perspectives Performance and Togetherness.
Sponsor: Staedtler Foundation
2002-2018 Personality & team development – promotion of psychosocial resources in children’s and youth sports; transfer projects in basketball, judo, weightlifting. (WEBS)
Sponsor: German Sports Youth (dsj)
2012-2013 Framework Guidelines for Qualification of the German Olympic Sports Federation / Diploma Trainer of the Trainer Academy of the DOSB – Classification in the German Qualification Framework (DQR).
Sponsor: German Olympic Sports Federation; Trainer Academy Cologne
2007-2010 PRimus: Psychosocial resources in youth sports: evaluation of programme implementation and programme effectiveness.
Sponsor: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), German Sports Youth (dsj)
2007-2008 Physical-sport activity, motor performance and health of children and adolescents. Collaborative project with Prof. Bös (Karlsruhe), Prof. Woll (Konstanz), Prof. Brehm (Bayreuth), Robert Koch Institute (Berlin)
Sponsor: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)