The study of sports and sports science is related to the subsequent activity as a sports teacher and sports related occupational fields, e.g. in organizations in recreational and health sports or in competitive and competitive sports, occasionally focused on a scientific activity.

The study field at a glance

In addition to a practical-methodical training in the essential sports (athletics, gymnastics, gymnastics/dance, swimming, ball sports, etc.) is the theoretical-scientific study of subjects such as pedagogy, didactics, psychology, medicine, sociology and history of sport, movement and training theory, sports facility construction, sports administration, journalism and law in the foreground of the study.

Offered courses

The field of sports primarily includes the degree courses in health sports and sports science. The subject is also assignable as part of a teacher training course. Thenusually a second, scientific subject is compulsory. The courses in the field of sports science include theory and practice of sports as well as sports science content (training, sports medicine, biology, education) on the one hand, economics (marketing, corporate accounting, organization and human resources) and topics in the field of law (sports law, tax law in sports ) on the other hand.

Contents of the course

In the bachelor's program there are modules such as didactic-methodical basics of movement types, sports games and sports, sports biomechanics, sports medicine (anatomical-physiological basics), training science, sports psychology/sports sociology, sports and movement in the education and training process, sports law and administration, sports and media.

In the master's program profiling takes place through subject-oriented deepening and emphasis in areas such as: leisure and health sports, competitive and competitive sports, prevention and rehabilitation, adult and senior sports, natural sports and sports tourism, sports economics and management, media and communication.

Admission criteria & study application

Those who want to study sports must submit a health certificate. At most universities, an entrance examination is also carried out to prove the athletic ability.

Possible careers after graduation

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