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Head, Division of Training and Movement Science

Photo: Karla Fritze (UP)

Prof. Urs Granacher, PhD

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.



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


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

Applied Seminars:

  • Judo

Editorial board membership of peer-reviewed journals

BMC Geriatrics (Past Associate 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)

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


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 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

Journal of Sports Sciences


Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise


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



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


consulting hours
Office hours during the semester break:
by appointment only

Office hours durung the semester:
Wednesday 07:00 - 08:00 am