The research works are based on two main research domains:
1) empirical research in school sports and
2) pedagogical orientated research on health.
Studies in school sports focus mainly on teaching and learning processes in physical education (e.g., teaching in heterogenous classes), on students´ behaviour and perspectives on physical education and on the professional development of (future) physical education teachers. Health studies involve mainly children and youngsters. Body dissatisfaction, physical activity and psychosocial markers (e.g., anxiety, disordered eating, well-being) are tackled. Furthermore, the research group is specialized in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative programs for the promotion of physical activity and for the support of personal development.