The subject of sports science, together with the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (NVC), covers two main research areas: performance and health, and environmental physiology. The areas have different specialisations but with natural overlaps where several specialisations are combined.

Idrottsvetenskapligt program

Ongoing Research Projects


Asthma is relatively common among the population in Sweden, but even more common among those who practice endurance training in the cold, such as cross-country skiers. Can the use of heat and...

The Female Athlete

Healthy women of reproductive age have a natural hormonal cycle, the menstrual cycle; they can also become pregnant and give birth. This affects sport in various ways. The project aims to improve...

Parasport and inclusive exercise

People with physical and intellectual disabilities are less likely to participate in sport activities and are less physically active than their counterparts. This project aims to investigate...

The Skiers Metabolome Project

This exploratory research project aims to identify novel biomarkers of health and performance among elite cross-country skiers.

The page was updated 1/17/2023