The Institute (ISSW)
Welcome to the Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences at University of Basel. The Institute is a member of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Basel and is part of the Department of Public Health.
After having educated mostly teachers in physical education for decades the ISSW has started focusing more on the Public Health sector. By offering a program in „Exercise and Health Sciences“ (sport in prevention and rehabilitation), we are well positioned in the Faculty of Medicine. The program „Sports Science“ aims to qualify students for advanced career options by combining Sports Science with either school-based or non-school-based subjects. Currently, 50% of Bachelor- and Master Students at ISSW choose the sport in prevention and rehabilitation program and 50% focus on achieving the teacher degree in combination with another subject.
The Department of Prevention and Sport Medicine, the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences and the Department of Social Science and Sport Pedagogy have closely related working topics and work in an interdisciplinary manner. Focusing on research about children and adolescents ISSW has become a well-networked institute within Switzerland and internationally. Several projects supported by the Swiss National Foundation are in progress at the Institute.
We hope you feel well informed on our website and the information will make you feel curious about getting to know ISSW more closely!