Department of Exercise Sciences


Nico Kurpiers

  • 2010 - finish of 3rd year PhD in biomechanics at The University of Auckland
  • 2007-09 - Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer at Unisports Training Centre
  • 2004-06 - Teacher for Physical Education and Social Science (Grammar School, Germany)
  • 2006 - Certificate on the Second State Examination for Teachers at Higher Secondary Level (Germany)
  • 2006 - Research Assistant in the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Muenster, Germany
  • 2003 - Degree in secondary education with the subjects Physical Education, Social Science (MSc equivalent)

Recent Publications

  • McAlpine, P., Kurpiers, N., & Kersting, U. G. (2009). Jump landings in Snowboarding: an observational study. In E. Mueller, S. Lindinger & T. Stoeggl (Eds.), Science and Skiing IV - Congress proceedings book (Vol. IV, pp. 681-689). St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria: Meyer & Meyer Sport.
  • McAlpine, P., Kersting, U. G., Kurpiers, N., Determan, J., & Walt, S. (2009). Kinetic Analysis of Snowboard Jump Landings: Influence of Landing Style. Paper presented at the ABC7 - Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Parklands, Gold Coast, Australia.
Theses
  • Kurpiers, N. (2005). Spielerisch und sicher auf einem Ski lernen - Ein Konzept zur Einfuehrung des Skilaufens in der Jahrgangsstufe Sieben. Unpublished thesis., Dortmund, Germany.
  • Kurpiers, N. (2003). Einblicke in die Wettkampfbelastung von Freestyle-Skifahrern anhand von Herzfrequenz und Laktatmessungen. Unpublished thesis., Westfaelische Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany.
Journal articles
  • Kurpiers, N., Kersting, U., McAlpine, P. (2010). Biomechanical assessment of a modified ski boot in mogul skiing. (under progress)
  • Kurpiers, N., McAlpine, P, Kersting, U. (2010). Validation of a high speed video system for field studies in snow sports - Technical note (under progress).
  • Kurpiers, N., & Kersting, U. G. (2009). Perspectives for comprehensive biomechanical analyses in mogul skiing. Research in Sports Medicine, 17(4), 231-244.

Book articles

  • Kurpiers, N., Kersting, U. G., & McAlpine, P. (2009). Effects of a mock-up force plate on riding technique and perception - a prerequisite for comprehensive biomechanical analyses in mogul skiing. In E. Mueller, S. Lindinger & T. Stoeggl (Eds.), Science and Skiing IV (Vol. IV, pp. 327-336). St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria.
  • McAlpine, P., Kurpiers, N., & Kersting, U. G. (2009). Jump landings in Snowboarding: an observational study. In E. Mueller, S. Lindinger & T. Stoeggl (Eds.), Science and Skiing IV - Congress proceedings book (Vol. IV, pp. 681-689). St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria.

Conference proceedings

  • Kurpiers, N., Boehm, H., Kiefmann, A., McAlpine, P., & Kersting, U. G. (2009). Biomechanical Assessment of a modified Ski Boot for Mogul Skiing. Paper presented at the XVIII ISSS Congress 2009 - International Society for Skiing Safety, Garmisch-Partnekirchen, Germany.
  • Kersting, U. G., Kurpiers, N., Darlow, B., & Nolte, V. (2008). Three-dimensional assessment of on water rowing technique: a methodological study. Paper presented at the ISBS Conference 2008.
  • Kersting, U. G., Kurpiers, N., Kiefmann, A., & Senner, V. (2009). Comparison of a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Force Sensor and Pressure Insole Measurements in Skiing. Paper presented at the XVIII ISSS Congress 2009 - International Society for Skiing Safety, Garmisch-Partnekirchen, Germany.
  • McAlpine, P., Determan, J., & Kurpiers, N. (2009). Kinetic Analysis of Snowboard Jump Landings. Paper presented at the XVIII ISSS Congress 2009 - International Society for Skiing Safety, Garmisch-Partnekirchen, Germany.