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...

Athlete's health to underpin performance (2023)

The overall aim of this project is to maintain the athlete's health in the face of heavy training loads, extreme environments, competitions, and other stressors. Three research projects are part of...

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...


Subject representative

The page was updated 1/17/2023