Lecturers and Staff



Alfred RuettenProf. Dr. Alfred Rütten

E-Mail: alfred.ruetten@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten is the head of the Institute of Sport Science and Sport at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has been a visiting research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Medicine at Alabama University Birmingham (USA), and visiting Professor for Public Health in the Epidemiology and Public Health Department at Yale University, New Haven (USA). His research interests include health promotion policy development and implementation, and development of infrastructures for physical activity. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on physical activity and public health and conceptualisation, implementation, and evaluation.


Klaus PfeiferProf. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer

E-Mail: klaus.pfeifer@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer holds the chair for 'Exercise and Health' at the Institute of Sport Science and Sport. Prior to his engagement at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, he held a professorship of 'Exercise and Health' at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. His research interests include rehabilitation sciences, exercise therapy, physical activity related health promotion, interdisciplinary human movement and training science. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on rehabilitation science, physical and exercise therapy as well as on the conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation of exercise interventions.


Karim Abu-OmarKarim Abu-Omar, Ph.D., Programme Administrator

E-Mail: karim@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Karim Abu-Omar, Ph.D. works as a research associate at the Institute of Sport Science and Sport. He has a MA in Sociology from Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Alabama University Birmingham (UAB, United States). His research interests include health promotion policy development and implementation, and physical activity surveillance. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on research methodologies, statistics, and public health.


Annika FrahsaDipl.-Pol. Annika Frahsa

E-Mail: annika.frahsa@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Dipl.-Pol. Annika Frahsa works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sports Science and Sport. She has studied political science in Erlangen and at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her research interests include health promotion policy, physical activity promotion among vulnerable groups and development of infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity. Within the MA programme, she teaches classes on public health and on communication.


Peter GeliusDr. Peter Gelius

E-Mail: peter.gelius@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Dr. Peter Gelius works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sport Science and Sport. He has studied political science in Erlangen and at Duke University (Durham, NC/USA) and has a Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. His research interests include health promotion policy development/implementation and physical activity promotion for older people. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on physical activity and public health, the implementation and evaluation of projects, and on communication.


Simon SteibDipl. Sportwiss. Simon Steib

E-Mail: simon.steib@sport.uni-erlangen.de

Dipl. Sportwiss. Simon Steib works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sports Science and Sport. He studied sport science in Erlangen and at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). His main research interests include sports injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as motor control in degenerative diseases. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on diagnostics in rehabilitation and prevention.



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