The Laboratory for Applied Sports Science, LTIV

The laboratory for applied sports science, LTIV, was started in 2002 to support the integration of theory and practice within GIH's various educations and to meet the needs of the sports movement for practical sports research and development.

Scientists help man put on a breathing mask

Well-equipped laboratory

LTIV is now a well-equipped laboratory and constitutes an essential function for GIH's students, teachers, and researchers, as well as within GIH's joint mission with the sports movement and other external organizations.

LTIV has the ambition to be a nationally leading and internationally respected knowledge center for applied sports science, to combine theory and practice, and for education, research, and cooperation to be connected and support, promote and enrich each other.

LTIV for students

In addition, LTIV strives to contribute to a strong development culture and to offer students and the college an open, inclusive, meaningful, supportive, and respectful study and work environment. In the National University of Sports, RIU, LTIV contributes to RIU students being given specific research-based support in their performance development in close collaboration with the sports movement.

Activities in the laboratory

The activities in the laboratory strongly emphasize the value of integration between theory and practice to be able to achieve high quality within GIH's education and to be able to contribute essential knowledge to the school, the sports movement and health care in society in general.

Within education, laboratories are carried out in many different courses. Data collection is often carried out at LTIV within the framework of the student's independent work at undergraduate and advanced levels. In postgraduate education, doctoral students usually collect their data at LTIV for upcoming scientific articles that will include their theses.

Data collection for researchers

In addition, GIH's established researchers regularly use the laboratory for data collection. In summary, knowledge is created and conveyed within LTIV that is useful both for performance development in sports and for promoting physical activity and health in society in a broader sense. In applied sports science, results are produced that are useful in practical sports and with scientific methods, as a matter of course.

In LTIV's operations, appropriate methods and equipment for training, testing, and learning are of decisive importance, and therefore quality work is an essential and natural part of the internal work.

Methods and equipment

Methods and measuring equipment within LTIV are renewed and are in constant development. Currently, there are methods for advanced laboratory and functional field tests focusing on strength, power development-power, aerobic and anaerobic effect, and capacity, as well as simpler (2D) and advanced movement analysis (3D).

On this page


  • Marcus Moberg´s profilbildAssigned head of Department of Physiology, Nutrition and Biomechanics, docent, laboratory managerMarcus 8-120 53 875
Last modified:12 Feb 2024