Research Unit 7424

Inter-University Laboratory of Human Movement Biology (LIBM)

Sciences humaines et humanités

Address :
UFR STAPS 27, 29 Boulevard du 11 novembre 1918 69 621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Phone :
04 72 43 26 12
Affiliated institutions :
UFR des Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives (UFR STAPS)

Authority :

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne

Research topics

The LIBM conducts research on physical activity and sport, health, performance and prevention.

Our three main objectives are to:
  1. Understand and model the effects of physical activity on organic functions through both theoretical and applied research in the fields of health, motor skills and motor performance.
  2. Investigate and prevent pathologies caused by physical activity. We aim at identifying their harmful effects and advocating best practice and caution.
  3. Study the potentially positive effects of physical activity on health and quality of life. We aim at studying the role of physical activity in disease prevention and therapy which may enable a patient to improve his health.