Dr. Jan Ellinger

Research Assistant, PhD Student

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Uptown München-Campus D, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, Room R 202 (2nd floor)

Office hours: by arrangement (Email)

Email: jan.ellinger@tum.de



Since 09/2019 Research Assistant, PhD Student at the Technical University of Munich
10/20017 – 09/2019               Sport Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-social health (MA), Georg-August-University Göttingen
10/20013 – 09/2016    Applied Human Movement Sciences (BA) and German Studies (BA), University Regensburg



  • Seminar: Praktikum in den Bereichen "Forschung", "Gesundheitssport", "Kommunikation/Medien"
  • Ringvorlesung: Determinanten / Dimensionen von Gesundheit
  • Übung: Einführung in die Sportwissenschaft
  • Seminar: Anwendungsprojekt Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung im Setting Kommune


Research activities

  • BaLKo: Strengthening teachers in their health-related competencies
  • School campus Luitpoldpark: Sports, physical activity and health in the context of urban land competition, ecology and curricular physical education
  • Aspects of physical and mental health, learning motivation, learning outcomes and nature connectedness during Education Outside the Classroom
  • SINN-i: Active City Innovation: Promotion of physical activity and health in communal settings in Germany, England, Japan, Spain and South Africa
  • fit4future: Development, implementation and evaluation of a nationwide prevention initiative in the settings of school and daycare center
  • Social Network Analysis: Sociograms, Exponential Random Graph Models & Statistical Actor Oriented Models 


Ellinger, J. (2023). Better learning in the outdoors?: Social, motivational and health-related aspects in Education Outside the Classroom (Doctoral dissertation, Technische Universität München).

Unbehaun, D., Ahmadi, M., Aal, K., Coskun, A., Jensen, J., Wulf, V., Ellinger, J., Mall, C. & Meixner, C. (2023). Designing for Health, Engagement and Social-Interaction: A Multimodal and AR-based Sport System to facilitate digital Connectedness over Distances. InfraHealth 2023: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Infrastructures for Healthcare. https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/5029

Ellinger, J. (2023). Don't put the greatest pressure on the weakest. Scientometrics, 128(9). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-023-04816-0

Moritz, E., Muntean, R., Strehler, M., Naber, H., TAFISA, Ellinger, J., Kaufmann, A., Sippel, F. & Mall, C. (2023). SINN-i Active City Innovation Workbook. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8093808

Ellinger, J., Mess, F., Bachner, J., von Au, J. & Mall, C. (2023). Changes in social interaction, social relatedness, and friendships in Education Outside the Classroom: A social network analysis. Frontiers in Psychology. 14:1031693. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1031693

Unbehaun, D., Mall, C., Ellinger, J., Coskun, A., Jensen, J., Aal, K., Rüller, S., Eckehard, M., Meixner, C., Plangger, U. & Wulf, V. (2022). Augmented-Reality Approaches in Computer Supported Collaborative Sports: Early Empirical Insights explored from and designed with Sport Associations. Proceedings of 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 6(2)https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/4392

Lee, E.Y., de Lannoy, L., Li, Lucy, de Barros, M., Bentsen, P., Brussoni, M., Fiskum. T., … Tremblay, M. and participating PLaTO-Net members (2022). Play, Learn, and Teach Outdoors – Network (PLaTO-Net): terminology, taxonomy, and ontology. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(66). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-022-01294-0

Ellinger, J. & Blaschke, S. (2022). „Mental kompetent und resilient“ - Wirksamkeit einer Intervention zur Förderung mentaler Gesundheitskompetenz und Resilienz bei jugendlichen Vereinsportlern. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 29(1), 33-34. https://doi.org/10.1026/1612-5010/a000357

Ellinger, J., von Au, J., Bernhardt, L., Singer, M., Tangerding, S. & Mall, C. (2022). Eine Frage der Perspektive: Die Unterrichtssituation im Draußenunterricht [A matter of perspective: the classroom situation in outdoor education]. In: von Au, J., Jucker, R., (eds). Draussenlernen. Neue Forschungsergebnisse und Praxiseinblicke für eine Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung [Outdoor Learning. New research findings and practical insights for education for sustainable development]. (387-406). Bern: hep.

Ellinger, J., Mess, F., Blaschke, S. & Mall, C. (2022). Health-related quality of life, motivational regulation and Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction in Education Outside the Classroom: an explorative longitudinal pilot study. BMC Public Health, 22(49)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12450-9

Mall, C., Ellinger, J., Tangerding, S. & von Au, J. (2022). Eine Praxishandreichung zum Draußenunterricht [A practical guideline for Education Outside the Classroom]. https://doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.31579.59683

Blaschke, S., Carl, J., Ellinger, J., Birner, U. & Mess, F. (2021). The Role of Physical Activity-Related Health Competence and Leisure-Time Physical Activity for Physical Health and Metabolic Syndrome: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach for German Office Workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(19):10153. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910153

Jansen, P., Ellinger, J. & Lehmann, J. (2018). Increased physical education at school improves the visual-spatial cognition during adolescence. Educational Psychology, 38 (7). doi: 10.1080/01443410.2018.1457777.