Sport (B.A.) (2 subjects including teaching profession)
Description of the degree programme
The sport science is primarily concerned with aspects of sports and physical activity. The scope of this discipline is very broad. It covers the likes of modern sports, physical activity in children, physical activity possibilities in old age, high-performance sports, therapeutic sports and much more. Students deal with the subject areas from different perspectives, such as, training and physical activity, scientific, educational, psychological, sociological and medical perspectives, for example.
The sport science degree programme at Göttingen is divided into the following areas:
• The study of the individual theoretical sub-disciplines: Sports and exercise/training, sports and education, sports and society and sports medicine
• A broadly based didactic training programme in the theory and practice of the different types of sport and physical activity
• Training in research methods
• A career-related or scientifically oriented profile
The main content focuses on
Students deal with the subject areas from different perspectives: At the Institute for Sport Science of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, primarily from the educational, didactic, sociological, medical, training and physical exercise science perspective. The respective sub-disciplines of Sport Science are accordingly called sports education, sports didactics, sports sociology, sports medicine, training and exercise science. In this sense, the subject of sport science has an interdisciplinary alignment and is regarded a “cross-sectional science”.
Degree programme structure
Second, equally ranked subject
In the two-subject bachelor's degree programme in Sport Science, the main subject is combined with a second, equally ranked subject that can be selected from a wide range of subjects offered by the various faculties. You can access a current overview if you go to
Teaching profession profile
The choice of subjects in the 2-subject bachelor's degree programme (teaching profession) is governed by the Lower Saxony statute "MasterVO-Lehr" (Regulation on Master‘s Degrees for Teachers in Lower Saxony dated November 8, 2007; Law and Ordinance Gazette of Lower Saxony, p. 488 ff).
If you wish to apply for the subsequent degree programme for a Master's of Education in Lower Saxony, certain combinations of subjects are required.
The list of these combinations of subjects is available at Combinations of subjects for the subsequent Master of Education degree:
Area of professionalisation
The area of professionalisation consists of the optional area and the key competencies.
Beyond the subject-specific skills, the bachelor's degree programme also imparts competencies for the successful entry into a career (profession-orientated profile) or for admission to a master's degree programme (academically oriented profile).
Area of key competencies
After completing your studies, you will face high professional standards as a graduate in working life. Alongside sound knowledge in their scientific or academic field, university graduates should possess cross-disciplinary qualifications relating to their chosen profession (key competencies): These key competencies form the cornerstone of a goal-oriented curriculum and lay the foundation for sustainable success in a working career.
Students can acquire key competences through internships, by taking meaningful, additionally qualifying courses adapted to their individual education profile or by directly engaging in professionally relevant coursework.
The key competencies can be selected from the catalogue of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the module handbook of the University of Göttingen.
Area of professionalisation (teaching profession profile)
In the area of professionalization, automatically select the profile of “Teaching profession”. This includes didactics, psychology, education, school internships and key competencies...
Additional offering: Teachers training PLuS.
PLuS stands for “Teach professionally and evolve schools” and covers the fields of study "Education science and (specialised) basic understanding of didactics” and “Professional expertise”.
PLuS allows individual profile building as part of teachers' training and adds competencies in the following areas:
- Teachers’ self-image and professional comportment
- Communicative design of teaching and learning processes
- Mentoring and consulting
- Education and conflict resolution
- Intercultural competency
- Development of classroom skills
- Media literacy
- School development.
For more information about this additional offering, please click here.
Professional fields (Sport, B.A., two subjects)
As Bachelor of Arts graduate and depending on your second subject, you can work in various fields, including:
• Educational institutions
• Sports clubs and associations
• Promoting exercise in early childhood
• Physiotherapy centres
• Promoting exercise in the elderly
• Private-sector health provision (fitness, wellness)
• Insurance and sport management
Professional fields (teaching profession profile)
As a graduate of the bachelor's degree programme with a teaching profession profile, you can find employment opportunities primarily in schools, once you have completed your Master of Education degree, and in addition, your teachers training. By focusing on teaching and classroom competency, job opportunities in sports clubs and associations are also open to you.
More information about the degree programme
Admission: Admission to both the bachelor's degree programme in Sport Science (2 subjects) and the bachelor's degree programme in Sport Science (teaching profession) is limited.
Additional admission requirements: Students applying for the subject of sports (first-semester students, students transferring from other subjects, changing university locations or switching majors) must prove their particular qualification (sports aptitude test/ "Sporteignungsprüfung") before starting the degree programme.
Other skills: Very good athletic motor skills, a good knowledge of human biology and good English language skills are prerequisites for successful studies. If your skills in these areas are poor, you are advised to develop them further to the appropriate extent before entering this bachelor's degree programme.