Health and Exercise Science

Health and Exercise Science

The program focuses on basic and applied science within the overall topics of health and exercise. Included in the focus is also inactivity and aging. Knowledge from a number of complementary research areas can be involved, such as sport sciences, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, digital health, and engineering. In more details, the program focuses on human motor output, function, motor ability and learning, as well as performance – but is not limited to these examples. Musculoskeletal pain as well as human-exoskeleton in relation to exercise and movement are yet other focus areas of the program. The program comprises theoretical and experimental aspects, and involves electrophysiology, muscle physiology, biomechanics, ergonomics, psychophysiology, biosignal processing, physiological modelling, and image analysis – merely to mention a number of examples

Examples of research areas:

  • Biomechanics
  •  Exoskeletons
  • Heart function
  • Integrative neuroscience
  • Medical image analysis
  • Musculoskeletal health
  •  Neuromechanics
  •  Neurorehabilitation
  •  Musculoskeletal pain
  • Physical activity, training, and sport
  • Public health
  • Respiration

Head of Program - Health and Exercise Science

Ernst Albin Hansen was born in Roskilde, Denmark, in 1969. He received his PhD from University of Southern Denmark and his DSc from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently employed as associate professor in sport sciences at the Department of Health Science and Technology.