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Sport Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-social health (M.A.)


The Master's programme in Sports Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psychosocial health is interdisciplinary and research-oriented. Students specialise in the sub-disciplines of sports and health education, training and exercise science and sports medicine. In addition to practical professional insights, the programme also provides relevant business management knowledge.

Sport Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-social health
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Full-time studies or Part-time studies
Language of the programme:
Standard period of study:
4 semester, up to 7 semesters in part-time studies
Start of studies:
winter and summer semester
restricted (application to the Faculty)

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The research-oriented Master's programme analyses and reflects on the social framework conditions of institutions, organisations and systems, control and development in the context of prevention and rehabilitation and psychosocial health through exercise and sport.

At the level of sport science, the problems and tasks arising from the processes of demographic change and increasing physical inactivity are addressed. The influencing factors of individual learning and performance development as well as societal and individual influencing factors are examined in the context of physical-sporting activity at different ages.

The Master's programme offers the possibility to specialise. One of the specialisations "Prevention/Rehabilitation" and "Psychosocial Health" can be completed.

Graduates have in-depth knowledge and further professional skills. Adequate professional fields for graduates are in the area of preventive and rehabilitative sport and exercise measures as well as in university research.

In addition, the Master's programme imparts competences beyond the specialist knowledge for taking up doctoral studies.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes

Related programmes

Consecutive/graduate programmes


The Master's programme comprises 120 credits as follows, which are distributed over 4 semesters as follows:

  • 78 credits for the major (subject area)
  • 12 credits for key competencies
  • 30 credits for colloquium and master's thesis.
Detailled overview

Regulations and module directory


Application deadlines:

  • Until May 15th for the winter semester
  • Until November 15th for the summer semester

Lottery procedure:

  • From October 1st - 5th for the winter semester
  • From April 1st – 5th for the summer semester

Previous studies:

  • B.A.-degree or equivalent degree in Sports Sciencs or a related subject
  • At least 150 ECTS at the time of application
  • Eligibility:
    • proof of achievements in Sports Science or Psychotherapy of at least 50 C, including Social Science Methods, of which at least 36 C from Sports Science or Physiotherapy

Language requirements:

  • If your native language is not German , you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the German language at the DSH-2 level .


Academic Advising

Annegret Schallmann
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 551 39 27159
Fax.: +49 551 39 26542