The study of sports and sports science is geared towards later employment as a sports teacher as well as sports-related occupational fields, e.g. with organizations in recreational and health sports or in competitive sports, and occasionally also towards a scientific occupation.

The field of study at a glance

In addition to practical and methodical training in the main sports (athletics, gymnastics, gymnastics / dance, swimming, ball sports, etc.), there is theoretical and scientific study of subjects such as pedagogy, didactics, psychology, medicine, sociology and history of sports, movement and and training theory, sports facility construction, sports administration, journalism and sports law are at the forefront of the course.

Course offered

The field of sport primarily includes the degree programs in health sport and sport science. However, the subject can also be taken as part of a teaching degree program. In this case, a second, scientific teaching subject is usually required (see "Teaching Professions").The courses of study in the field of sports science include the theory and practice of sports as well as sports science content (training theory, sports medicine, biology, pedagogy) on the one hand, and economic contexts (marketing, corporate accounting, organization and human resources) and topics from the field of jurisprudence (sports law, tax law in sports) on the other; see also "Tourism Business, Sports and Event Management".

Contents of the course

The bachelor's program includes modules such as didactic-methodological basics of types of movement, sports games and sports, sports biomechanics, sports medicine (anatomical-physiological basics), training science, sports psychology/sports sociology, sport and exercise in the educational process, sports law and administration, sport and media .

In the master's program, profiles are developed through topic-oriented deepening and focus in areas such as: leisure and health sports, competitive and competitive sports, prevention and rehabilitation, sports in adults and seniors, nature sports and sports tourism, sports economics and management, media and communication.

Admission criteria & application for study

If you want to study sports, you usually have to present a health certificate. Most universities also take an entrance exam to prove your athletic ability.

Career opportunities after graduation

Sports teachers and sports scientists work predominantly in public and private schools as well as (employed or freelance) in sports associations and clubs, in professional sports organizers, in sports for the disabled, in clinics and rehabilitation facilities, in commercial recreational sports (tourism, tourism, fitness sector) as well as at media companies.