PD Dr. Andreas Kramer

Telefon: 4923
E-Mail: Andreas.Kramer@uni-konstanz.de
Raum: S 354
Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Educational history

October 2017:  Habilitation handed in at the University of Konstanz (“Training und motorisches Lernen: Methoden zur Steigerung von Effektivität und Effizienz”)

February 2012: Ph.D. in Sports Science, University of Freiburg (“A sledge jump system that allows reactive jumps as a potential countermeasure for muscle and bone loss in space”), final grade: summa cum laude

2001 – 2007:     Studies in Mathematics, Sports Science and Spanish at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Granada (Spain). State examination in Mathematics and Sports Science, final grade: 1.2

1997 – 2000:     Technical high school (“Technisches Gymnasium”) in Calw (Germany), final grade: 1.0

1991 – 1997:     High school (“Hermann-Hesse-Gymnasium”) in Calw (Germany)


Employment history

2011 – now:     Research fellow at the Department of Sports Science of the University of Konstanz (Germany)

2008 – 2010:     Research fellow at the Institute for Sports Science of the University of Freiburg (Germany), and for one semester (winter term 2008/2009) at the Department of Training and Movement Science of the University of Potsdam (Germany)


Institution Funktion
Sportwissenschaft Wiss. Mitarbeiter
Lehrveranstaltungen des letzten Semesters
Titel Typ Nummer
Beachvolleyball I+II SPF Schwerpunkt-/Vertiefungskurs SPO-12666-20171
Bewegungswissenschaft - Klausur ohne Vorlesung Vorlesung SPO-11064-20171
SPF Volleyball I + II Schwerpunkt-/Vertiefungskurs SPO-12156-20171
Volleyball I Grundfach SPO-11151-20171
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Major research projects

  • Countermeasures for the negative effects of physical inactivity: The objective of this project was to develop a training program that prevents the detrimental effects of physical inactivity, thus helping to prevent diseases that come with a sedentary lifestyle, such as obesity, osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. It included several lab studies and a bed rest study at DLR Cologne.
  • Biological age and physical performance: In cooperation with the departments of biology and economics, I examine correlations between physical performance, biological age and health costs, in order to explore ways to lower a person’s biological age via lifestyle interventions such as physical activity or nutrition.
  • Balance training for fall prevention and rehabilitation: The objective of this series of studies was to answer fundamental questions concerning the effects and mechanisms of balance training, such as: Is there notable transfer from trained to untrained balance tasks? If yes, which aspects will transfer and what are the implications for balance training programs in rehabilitation and fall prevention? How can adherence to balance training programs be increased after patients are discharged from the rehabilitation facility?
  • Effects and mechanisms of whole body vibration: This project’s objective was to assess the effects and mechanisms of vibration training, a form of training that has become quite popular in the fitness industry and is purported to improve strength, power, balance, and even bone health.