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Prof. Dr. Moritz Schumann has been appointed by the President of Chemnitz University of Technology as a new Professor

Prof. Dr. Moritz Schumann has been appointed as a new professor at Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) as of August 1, 2023 and now received his appointment certificate during a ceremonial handover by the President of Chemnitz University of Technology, Prof. Dr Gerd Strohmeier. Moritz Schumann heads the Professorship of Sports Medicine and Exercise Therapy at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences at TUC.

About the person: Prof. Dr. Moritz Schumann

Moritz Schumann initially completed his bachelor's in Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Fitness Sports at Chemnitz University of Technology and subsequently pursued his master's in Sports Biology at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. At his Finnish alma mater, the traditional former Department of Biology of Physical Activity, he earned his Ph.D. in 2016 on the fundamental interactions of endurance and strength training in recreational and competitive sports as well as health promotion.

Afterwards, he went to China as a scholarship recipient for a semester and conducted research at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has since been an Honorary Research Fellow at the local Translational Exercise Medicine Center. In the winter semester of 2016/2017, Schumann returned to Germany and led a working group at the Institute for Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine at the German Sport University Cologne.

In 2022, he habilitated, thereby acquiring the teaching authorization (Venia Legendi) for the subject "(Clinical) Training Physiology" at the German Sport University. He obtained his habilitation with a thesis on the topic "Advancing exercise prescription for physical fitness in health and disease". Since October 2022, Moritz Schumann has held the acting W3 Professorship for Training and Movement Science at the University of Potsdam.

At Chemnitz University of Technology, Prof. Schumann aims to establish an interdisciplinary research area at the intersection of training intervention studies, wearable technologies, and clinical research. His primary goal is mainly to further individualize and personalize physical training against the backdrop of clearly defined biological adaptations over the lifespan.

(Author: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

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