The Institute of Sport Sciences and Physical Education
An institutional environment unique in the world
The Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) is attached to the University of Lausanne. It has become a centre of excellence as much in training as in research.
ISSUL offers degree programmes leading to a Bachelor, a Master (jointly with the University of Geneva), which has 5 specialisms (education, adapted physical activities, social sciences, training and performance, sports and leisure management), and a doctorate.
The exceptional environment for practising sport, with high-quality facilities in halls and on sports grounds, the proximity of Lake Geneva and the Alps, along with the top experts from every sport, allows excellent practical training to be provided.
The quality of tuition is also assured by the calibre of research conducted by lecturers at ISSUL. They produce numerous works dealing with the sociology, geography and history of sport as well as physiology, biomechanics of physical exercise and motor control. Members of ISSUL have published their research in journals and with publishers of reference works. They also carry out assignments on behalf of national and international organisations.
In addition, Lausanne is distinguished by an institutional set-up unique in the world, with the IOC, the Olympic Museum and the presence of numerous international federations. It is therefore the ideal place in which to undertake study and research in sports science.
By Fabien Ohl