Centre of Excellence:

    Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

    Medical Specialty:

    Sport and Health Sciences

    General information:

    Peter Krustrup is Professor of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, and Honorary Visiting Professor of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

    He is 45 years old and is a world leading expert in football science. He has authored 200 original research articles, of which 80 deals the fitness and health effects of football and other sports, and another 80 with physical-tactical-technical match analyses, fatigue, recovery, training and testing in elite football. Started his pioneering research in Football for Health back in 2003 and is now the leader of a group of 150 researchers in 15 countries. He has played football since the age of 5 and is hoping that he is just about halfway through his career. He has played 200 matches in the Danish 2nd and 3rd League and has been a football coach for a total of 15 years. He is UEFA A-license Coach, was assistant coach for the Danish Women’s National Team winning a bronze medal in the Euro 2013 and is currently participating in the UEFA Pro-license course. He was chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 8th World Congress on Science & Football in Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2015.

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    Football for Health

    Physical inactivity is a very significant public health problem. We are becoming increasingly sedentary and more obese.

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