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Research profile

Leonard Braunsmann works at the intersection of sport psychology and neuroscience. As a PhD student, he investigates how physical exercise affects mood and cognition, aiming to identify the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms for these effects. Moreover, he investigates the impact of sports therapy on individuals diagnosed with psychiatric conditions and patients with neurological diseases.

Since October 2023, his PhD has been funded by a graduate scholarship awarded by the German Sport University Cologne in the field of "Life Sciences."

Teaching profile

PE1.7 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience
PE1.7 - (Neuro-)physiological and Psychological Effects of Physical Activity
BAS3 - Endurance Capability
BAS3 - Coordination Training

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Rehabilitation, Prevention and Health Management, M.A., German Sport University Cologne


Sport Science, B.A., German Sport University Cologne


Exercise Science, Ph.D., German Sport University Cologne

2023 → …


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