The Institute of Health Sciences brings together the core competences in courses offered by the Department of Health Sciences – dietetics, digital healthcare, healthcare and nursing, and physiotherapy – in three complementary and interdisciplinary research topics.
Key Focus

Health Promotion & Healthy Ageing

Interdisciplinary health promotion and disease prevention programmes
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Key Focus

Clinical & Healthcare Research

Research, evaluation and development work aimed at improving dietetic, nursing and physiotherapy practice
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Key Focus

Education & Lifelong Learning for Health Professionals

High-quality, technology-based training and development solutions for the healthcare professions
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Selected projects

GAAS - Health literacy amongst teenagers

Gaas aims at developing health literacy of teenagers not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Train & Win - "FitDaheim"

“FitDaheim” is a new training programme, based on physiotherapy and ergotherapy. The programme is supposed to promote movement within the target group of senior citizens and function as a...

The Children's KNEEs Study

The aim of the Children’s KNEEs Study is to analyze altered biomechanical movement strategies in obese children during walking and stair climbing and to develope a specific training program for them.
Mag. Dr. Jürgen Pripfl
Head of Institute of Health Sciences
Information and communication technologies are playing an increasingly significant role in the health sector. In recent years, St. Pölten UAS has developed innovative, interdisciplinary research capabilities at the intersection of health, social sciences and digitalisation. The university has now bundled its expertise and dynamism in the new St. Pölten Center for Digital Health Innovation.
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