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).