- Humanities-Social sciences
As a subject, sport science is interdisciplinary in character and is defined as the study of physical activity undertaken with the objective to promote physical and mental health, recreation, competition performance and aesthetic experience.
The research study subject area of sport science at Örebro University focuses on sports-physiological research on the body’s adaptation to inactivity as well as to different types of acute and prolonged physical activity and exercise in both health and disease. The subject also focuses on social and educational aspects of sports, including didactic, psychological and historical issues and methods within sport science. Study objects for research within the subject area include the school subject physical education and health, organised sports, sport as physical exercise and recreation, play, outdoor activities, physical performance, as well as physical training as an important measure in terms of prevention, treatment and the rehabilitation of different pathological conditions.
Within the subject, programmes are also offered that are linked to the research schools UVD (Educational sciences with emphasis on didactics) and the Graduate School for the Didactics of Physical Education.