Head, Division of Training and Movement Science

Photo Urs Granacher
Photo: Karla Fritze (UP)

Prof. Urs Granacher, PhD

Photo Urs Granacher
Photo: Karla Fritze (UP)

Prof. Granacher’s research priorities can be allocated to the scientific disciplines Exercise Science/Physiology, Movement Sciences and Biomechanics. More specifically, the assessment of neuromuscular capacities (e.g., muscle strength/power, postural control), the development, evaluation and implementation of exercise programs to improve motor and athletic performance and to promote physical activity in diverse settings (e.g., health centers, schools, sport clubs) and in different populations (e.g., youth athletes, elite athletes, workforce, seniors) comprise main contents of his research.

    Teaching:

    Lectures:

    • Exercise Science and Physiology
    • Physical Fitness, Exercise, and Health
    • Movement Sciences and Biomechanics

    Seminars:

    • Exercise Science and Physiology
    • Movement Sciences and Biomechanics
    • Biological Adaptations in Youth

    Applied Seminars:

    • Judo

    Editorial board membership of peer-reviewed journals

    African Journal of Sport Sciences (Editorial Board Member)

    BMC Geriatrics (PastAssociate Editor)

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (Editorial Board Member)

    Frontiers in Physiology (Associate Editor)

    Gerontology (Editorial Board Member Clinical Section)

    International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science (Member of the Advisory Board)

    Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (Editorial Board Member)

    Sports (Editorial Board Member)

    Sports Medicine (Associate Editor)

     

    Invited reviewer for scientific authorities:

    AXA Research Fund

    European Science Foundation

    European Space Agency

    Federal German Institute of Sports Science

    Federal Swiss Office of Sport

    German Research Foundation

    Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

    Swiss Research Foundation

    Scientific Journals

    Acta Physiologica

    Age

    Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine

    Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

    Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

    BMC Geriatrics

    British Journal of Sports Medicine

    Clinical Interventions in Aging

    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (Editorial Board Member)

    European Journal of Applied Physiology

    European Journal of Integrative Medicine

    European Journal of Sport Science

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity

    Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Experimental Aging Research

    Experimental Brain Research

    Frontiers in Physiology (Associate Editor)

    Gait and Posture

    Gerontopsychologie & -psychiatrie

    Gerontology (Editorial Board Member Clinical Section)

    Industrial Health

    International Journal of General Medicine

    International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science (Member of the Advisory Board)

    International Journal of Sports Medicine

    International SportMed Journal

    Journal of Applied Biomechanics

    Journal of Athletic Enhancement

    Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness

    Journal of Injury and Violence Research

    Journal of Motor Behavior

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

    Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

    Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (Editorial Board Member)

    Journal of Sports Sciences

    Maturitas

    Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

    Neuroscience

    Physiotherapy Research International

    Plos One

    Praxis Bern

    Sports (Editorial Board Member)

    Sports Biomechanics

    Sports Medicine (Editorial Board Member)

    Swiss Medical Weekly

    The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

    Contact

     

    Campus Am Neuen Palais
    Am Neuen Palais 10
    D-14469 Potsdam
    Germany
    Building 12 - Office No. 1.22

     

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