Institute of Sports and Sports Science (IfSS)

Chair of Exercise Physiology and Nutrition

The working division "Exercise Physiology and Nutrition" investigates the fundamentals of human energy metabolism and its significance for the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases. It focuses on the following

  • Identification of activity and diet-related determinants of energy metabolism

  • Metabolic effects of physical activity and nutrition

  • The underlying mechanisms and their regulation

In terms of methodology, focus is given to methods for determining energy expenditure and metabolomics. In addition, as part of the joint appointment with Max Rubner-Institut (MRI), controlled intervention studies will also be performed at the Study Centre for Human Nutrition. An experienced team of nutritionists, physicians and technical assistants offers a wide range of examination and analysis methods for outpatient and inpatient studies. The research area Exercise Physiology and Nutrition examines the fundamentals of human energy metabolism and its significance for the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases.

In addition, we provide advice to recreational and competitive athletes in all issues concerning sports nutrition. More information can be found here on the Nutritional Advise website.