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Welcome to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Public Health at FAU

The Department of Sport Science and Sport (DSS) at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) is one of more than 800 high-ranking academic institutions globally that support the World Health Organization (WHO) in areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

The World Health Organization has redesignated the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Physical Activity and Public Health at FAU's Department of Sport Science and Sport until March 2026. The Department was first designated as a WHO CC in 2014, and is one of only three Collaborating Centres that a...