Welcome to From talent development to injured athletes


This course will be organized in relation to the 2018 Ice Hockey World championship with support from the Danish Ice-Hockey Union. The objective of this PhD course will be to review aspects related to the development of talented ice hockey players, concussion and head injuries and physical assessments in ice hockey. Experts in qualitative and quantitative sport research will provide state of the art lectures related to afore mentioned topics.


The participants will have the possibility to follow a track on:

  1. Talent development in a national and international perspective followed by a case study interview related to ice-hockey with a Danish sport manager, talent coach and elite player
  2. Head injuries and concussion in contact sports like ice-hockey and biomechanical methods for physical assessments. The latter will include hand-on demonstration (Balance measurement and analyses of (former) elite ice hockey player).


Relevant papers and book chapters will be announced shortly before the course.


The students participating to this course should have basic knowledge on anatomy, physiology and methods to assess human performance by means of qualitative and quantitative methods.


Will be announced at the course.

Organizer: rofessor Pascal Madeleine, e-mail: pm@hst.aau.dk

Co-organisers: Professor Uwe Kersting and Professor Emmeritus Jens Haase

Lecturers: Organisers, invited national and international speakers and speakers from the Dept. of Health Science and Technology


Time: 11 May 2018 (8.15-16.00)

Place: Aalborg University Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV, 
Room 1.001 Konferencesalen


Number of seats:

Deadline: 27 April 2018

Fee: A fee of DKK 250 will be charged for catering.

Non AAU PhD students are kindly requested to sign up here.

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.