Bachelor, University Göteborg, 1968. Licentiate in Philosophy Education, University Göteborg, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Göteborg, 1979.
Research assistant, teaching assistant University Göteborg, 1968—1970, researcher in education, 1971—1974, assistant professor education, 1975—1979, associate professor education, 1980—1987, professor education, since 1994. Professor sport pedagogy Norwegian University of Sport, Oslo, 1988—1993. Guest professor University College Halmsted, Sweden, 1999, University Mid-Sweden, 1999—2002, University Karlstad, since 1999.
Science expert Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 1994—1995. In state investigation Swedish Government, Stockholm, 1998.
Fellow: European College Sport Science. Member: Swedish Sport Research Council (board directors since 2003).
Married Birgitta Astrid Andersson, January 30, 1971. Children: Kristina, Maria.