At GIH, the subject area is made up of three specializations that sometimes overlap in both research and teaching:
Sport management is about organization, leadership, and governance, including legal and ethical aspects. Communication, media, and events are essential parts.
Sports history focuses on continuity and change in sports over time. This includes, among other things, professionalization, the impact of the media on sports, and the rise of the sports movement.
The sociology of sport deals with the sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, where, for example, value systems and power relations within the sport are included, as well as related questions about identity and meaning.