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

The Master's degree programme in Sport Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-social health is interdisciplinary and research-oriented. Students specialise in the branches of health and physical education, kinesiology and sports medicine. In addition to practical professional insights, the course of studies also provides applicable business knowledge.

Degree programme title: Sport Science with emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-social health (M.A.)
Final degree: Master of Arts
Standard period of study: 4 semesters, up to 7 semesters in part-time study
Starting semester: Winter and summer semester
Part-time study allowed
Language of the programme: German

Admission requirements: Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Sports Science or a closely related subject, see below.
Application deadline: May 15th (winter semester); November 15th (summer semester)
Lottery procedure: October 1st to 5th (winter semester), April 1st to 5th (summer semester)
Application: Application for Master's degree programmes

The programme
Students enrolled in this research-oriented Master’s degree programme will analyse and reflect upon how exercise and sport can achieve prevention and rehabilitation within the social infrastructures of institutions, organisations and systems and control and development. The problems and challenges resulting from demographic change and the increasing lack of exercise will be dealt with from a sports scientific perspective. The factors influencing an individual’s learning and performance curves as well as the social and individual impact factors are examined in the context of physical and sports activities across the different ages of life.

Besides the methods of empirical social research, the curricula will focus on theories, interrelated disciplines and occupational fields:

  • 1. Kinesiology
  • 2. Sports medicine
  • 3. Sports education and
  • 4. Training science

Structure of the Master’s degree programme

The course of studies comprises 120 credits distributed over 4 semesters as follows:

  • a) 78 credits for the major: Sports science
  • b) 12 credits for the key competencies
  • c) 30 credits for the Master’s thesis.

This Master’s degree programme is suited for part-time study. This applies when a specialised major is combined with an admissible module package outside the major subject.

Fields of work
Graduates with this degree will have profound knowledge and advanced competences that qualify them for a profession. Professional fields appropriate for sport science graduates include preventive and rehabilitative sport and exercise interventions as well as university-based research.

In addition to the subject-related knowledge, students in this Master’s degree programme will learn competencies that qualify them for admission to doctoral degree programmes.

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in sports science or a closely related subject; students without a final degree must have earned 150 credits at the time their application is submitted.

  • at least 50 credits in the specialised studies in sports science or physiotherapy
  • for applicants, whose native language is not German, DSH 2