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Department of Sports and Health
Sports Medicine / Institute of Sports Medicine
Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Reinsberger
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brain@sports summerschool: "applied neurosciences in sports & exercise"

The international summerschool takes place at Paderborn University annually during the last week of August and in cooperation with the brain@sports foundation.

The summerschool is an intense five-day program for 12 undergraduate international students with a focus on neuroscience in sports and exercise. Current neuroscientific contents will be discussed in an applied and job-relevant context, e.g. in the field of sports therapy regarding neurological or neurodegenerative diseases (epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis) and injuries (concussion) or in the field of training and performance development.

In the program, students will join the opportunity to get an insight in the same named master’s program "Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise (ANSE)", which started in the winter term in 2017 at Paderborn University, and get to know their peers, the university and the city of Paderborn. Last but not least, participants receive the chance to define research ideas in the field and create a project plan.

Organization and program:
Incubation-Lessons show areas of application, important questions, new approaches, problems and future research directions. In State of the Art-Lectures experts will address current trends and major issues in the field. Experts will also be available for discussions and individual supervision in Transfer-Lessons. In addition, there will be workshops for knowledge transfer and with practical relevance and tutorials in learning by doing, strategies of research and discussions on relevant themes. All students will have the opportunity to get creative in developing and presenting their own project idea and receive feedback from experts and other students.

Out of lessons, we enjoy a whole host of contents and methods regarding job-orientation and career planning, but also leisure and evening programs are on the schedule: a guided city tour, sports activities and challenges, and the annual highlight: Dinnertalk with regional and international experts.

Call for applications:
Requests or applications should be sent via E-Mail until the 31st of March 2019 to:
Applications should contain a short CV, letter of motivation, and transcript of records. Applicants will be informed regarding their application by May 1st, 2019.

Course fee:
After approval of the application your registration will be finalized by the transfer of the course fee (150 €). After the full course fee has been transferred your registration is complete, and the registration fee cannot be refunded. Please send us the receipt of payment of the transfer via E-Mail ( The course fee covers participation in the course including lunch, coffee breaks and social program. Travel and accommodation have to be paid separately by the participants

Please note that we offer a limited space of reserved single and twin apartments for internationals within easy walking distance to Paderborn University Campus. We can further assist with a list of accommodations. Participants have to book directly with the provider.

A certificate of attendance will be delivered to each participant.


Dr. Kirsten Reinecke


Study Program Coordination "Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise"

Kirsten Reinecke
+49 5251 60-3182
+49 5251 60-3088
SP 1 521


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