Lecturers and Staff



Klaus PfeiferProf. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer, Programme Director

E-Mail: klaus.pfeifer@fau.de

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer holds the chair for 'Exercise and Health' at the Department of Sport Science and Sport. Prior to his engagement at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, he held a professorship of 'Exercise and Health' at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. His research interests include rehabilitation sciences, exercise therapy, physical activity related health promotion, interdisciplinary human movement and training science. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on rehabilitation science, physical and exercise therapy as well as on the conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation of exercise interventions



Anne ReimersProf. Dr. Anne Reimers, Programme Director

E-Mail: anne.reimers@fau.de

Prof. Dr. Anne Kerstin Reimers holds the chair for Sport Science with focus on Health Promotion/Public Health/Social Sciences of Sport at the Department of Sport Science and Sport. Prior to this engagement at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg she held a junior professorship of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy (with focus on Prevention/ Rehabilitation) at the Technical University in Chemnitz. Her research interests are in the fields of physical activity promotion in different settings, the assessment and population-based monitoring of physical activity, health inequalities and gender-sensitive physical activity promotion with a special focus on children and adolescents. Within the MA programme, she teaches classes on scientific research, the conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of physical activity interventions and monitoring of physical activity.



Karim Abu-OmarPD Dr. Karim Abu-Omar, Programme Coordinator

E-Mail: karim.abu-omar@fau.de

Karim Abu-Omar, is one of the programme coordinators and a lecturer at the Department of Sport Science and Sport. He has degrees in Medical Sociology and Sport science. His research interests include the development,implementation and scaling of health promotion programs. Also, the impacts of climate change on physical activity promotion. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on research methodologies, statistics, and public health.



Wolfgang GeidlDr. Wolfgang Geidl, Programme Coordinator

E-Mail: wolfgang.geidl@fau.de

Wolfgang Geidl, Ph.D. works as a research assistant at the Department of Sports Science and Sport. He has a Magister Artium in Sport Science with a focus on rehabilitation and prevention, and a PH.D. in Sports Science from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nueremberg (Germany).

His research interests includes exercise therapy (programme development, quality improvement) and physical activity promotion in rehabilitation of peolpe with noncommunicable. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on rehabilitation, exercise therapy and person-oriented physical activity promotion.


Johannes Carl Johannes Carl

E-Mail: johannes.carl@fau.de

Johannes Carl works as a research assistant at the Department of Sport Science and Sport. He has completed a Master of Arts in Sport Science with a focus on health promotion (University Tuebingen, Bachelor at University of Stuttgart) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (FernUniversitaet Hagen). He has recently submitted his Ph.D. thesis in Sport Science here at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg. His research interests include integrative approaches to health and physical activity promotion (physical activity-related health competence, physical literacy) in different settings (both prevention and rehabilitation). Within the MA program, he teaches classes on kinesiology and rehabilitation science.



Eliane EngelsDr. Eliane Engels

E-Mail: eliane.engels@fau.de

Dr. Eliane Engels works as a research assistant at the Department of Sports Science and Sport. She studied psychology (diploma) in Goettingen at the Georg-August University and has a Ph.D. from Leuphana University of Lueneburg. Her main research interests include affective experience, motivation and self-regulation of doing sports as well as psychological aspects of physical activity promotion. Within the MA programme, she teaches classes on physical activity promotion.



Peter GeliusPD Dr. Peter Gelius

E-Mail: peter.gelius@fau.de

Dr. Peter Gelius works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sport Science and Sport. He has studied political science in Erlangen and at Duke University (Durham, NC/USA) and has a Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. His research interests include health promotion policy development/implementation and physical activity promotion for older people. Within the MA programme, he teaches classes on physical activity and public health, the implementation and evaluation of projects, and on communication.



Eva GrueneEva Gruene M.A.

E-Mail: eva.gruene@fau.de

Eva Gruene works as a research assistant at the Department of Sports Science and Sport. She studied sport science at the Paderborn University and the University of Goettingen. Her research interests include the physical activity promotion in vocational education and training at the interface between the individual and the environment, with a focus on participatory approaches, sustainability, and Physical Activity-related Health Competence. Within the MA programme, she teaches classes on the development and implementation of physical activity interventions.


Verena Hartung Verena Hartung M.A.

E-Mail: verena.hartung@fau.de

Verena Hartung works as a research assistant at the Division Exercise and Health of the Department of Sport Science and Sport. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sports Science from the Goethe University Frankfurt (B.A.) and Master’s degree in physical activity and health from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg. Her research focuses on the promotion and measurement of physical activity in persons with chronic non-communicable diseases. Within the Master’s degree program, she teaches classes on communication and rehabilitation.



Johanna Popp Johanna Popp MPH

E-Mail: johanna.popp@fau.de

Johanna Popp works as a research assistant at the Department of Sports Science and Sport. She has studied Physical Activity and Health (BSc) at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen and Public Health (MPH) at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. Her main research interests include physical activity promotion in the nursing care and automotive mechatronics sectors and participatory approaches in physical activity promotion. Within the MA programme, she teaches classes on rehabilitation science.




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