Full Professor
Study Programme

Master in Kinesiology of Human Performance


Advanced applied kinesiology

Area of Habilitation

Sport Science

Research Area

Motor control and motion analysis; methodological approaches to the interconnecting mechanisms of cognition, motor function, and the brain.

Short Bio

Anita Hökelmann has a PhD in Sport Science from German Sport University, Leipzig. She is a former Professor at the Department of Movement Science of the Sport Science Department at Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. She is also Course Director of the international master´s study programme Performance Analysis of Sport. She is also the module leader for Motor Control and Motion Analysis.

Prof. Dr. Hökelmann has authored more than 150 scholarly publications (journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and copyrighted assessment instruments.) She has made 75 research and professional presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences and has directed 20 international dance workshops, 4 international conferences (2003, 2006,) the Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport (WCPAS 8) in 2008 as well the Conference “Active Healthy Aging (AHA 2015). She has worked as Guest Lecturer in Canada, USA, Russia, France, Italy, Poland, Check Republic, Norway, Hungarian, Ukraine, Latvia, Croatia, Slovenia and Greece. In addition, she is the leader of the Senior Dance Academy in Magdeburg.

Now Prof. Dr. Hökelmann participates in the project The Research Platform PLAN B, which is a collaboration of the chairs of Sport & Technology/Movement Science and Exercise Science (focus on cognition) of Institute III, Department of Sports Science at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg. It forms the central interface of thematically linked projects focusing on movement, brain and cognition across the lifespan. These include the development of diagnostic and training devices using state-of-the-art technologies, as well as the development of exercise programmes for older people with and without cognitive impairments.