This requires a sound knowledge of human (and also animal) anatomy, physiology and psyche. The natural sciences of biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics play a major role as basic sciences. In empirical psychology social science methods are also used.
Physicians and psychologists need to be prepared to constantly adapt to new developments in medical research and technology and to deal with the ethical issues of the profession. Students should be interested in (helping) dealing with people (or animals), but should not lack the necessary distance and objectivity.
A study of human, dental and veterinary medicine is only possible at universities.
In the field of health sciences, specialist knowledge for management and staff functions, in particular scientifically founded nursing, management and leadership skills, as well as pedagogical and didactic qualifications are imparted.
The study of nursing and health sciences is offered at universities, colleges and dual universities.
Sports science deals with all facets of the phenomenon of sports. These include, for example, physiology, movement and training theory, sports didactics, medicine, sports law and administration. Students can choose from a range of specialization opportunities and have career opportunities as active athletes in recreational, competitive and competitive sports, but also in health prevention and therapy.