Sport Medicine Prevention Training Science

Burtscher Martin, Univ.-Prof. DDr.
Faulhaber Martin, Assoz.-Prof. Dr.
Gatterer Hannes, Univ.-Ass. PhD
Netzer Nikolaus, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Raschner Christian, ao. Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr.


 Alpine Sports

The many kinds of alpine sports are very popular and important all over Austria, and in particular in Tyrol. The institute of sports sciences acknowledges this fact by focusing on respective topics, both in teaching and research.

Specifically, in addition to socioeconomical, pedagogical and biomechanical research questions, studies on physiological and pathophysiological short- and long-term effects caused by engagement in different alpine sports are of primary interest.

Alpine sports include competitive as well as mass sports. Risk, prevention and rehabilitation are major aspects. A multitude of arising problems are considered in research and teaching of the institute.

 

Informations on sports medicine research laboratories.

Prevention

Health-Related Sports

Disease prevention by physical activity are undisputed today and new research findings keep supporting this notion.

Such results are of considerable importance, especially as financing the health system becomes increasingly difficult and life expectancy rises. This aspect has been taken into account by the institute of sports sciences of the University of Innsbruck since a long time. Consequently, the study course „Prevention“ (of diseases by physical activity) has been created and is available to study since many years.

The consequences of disease prevention, or health promotion, by physical activity are highly dependent on the quality of exercise execution. Just like the medical supervision by physicians, adequate supervision by sport science specialists can optimize effects of sports or exercises. Providing optimal training for such specialists is a core concern of the study course „Health-Related Sports“. A general biological-medical formation combined with specific curriculum contents on prevention (from a practical sports perspective) constitute the framework for future employment related to health sports. Although there is no well defined job description for degree holders of that programme yet, a necessity for these experts emerges and an adequate reaction of health politics becomes increasingly urgent.

 

Sports medicine research laboratories