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Sport (B.A.) (two subjects/teaching profession)

Sports Science is involved in questions of sport and movement in the broadest sense. In the foreground, this involves the contemplation of sports in theory and practice. At Göttingen, this takes place from various perspectives: educational, didactic, sociological, medical, training and movement-based perspectives. In addition, you can improve your sporting ability in practical sports courses and prepare for work as a teacher in specialised didactic courses.

Subject: Sport
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (two subjects/teaching profession)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Starting semester: Only winter semester


  • 1st subject semester: limited admission (application to the University)
  • 2nd to 6th subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
  • International applicants (non-EU): limited admission (application to International Student Services)

Updates regarding the Sports ability test

Subject description
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts for a career in teaching the subject Sport at the Gymnasium will have acquired the ability to work independently and scientifically. They will have gained extensive knowledge, abilities and skills as well as learned the historical connections, methods and theories of sports sciences and to apply these in a practice-oriented manner. The programme is divided into basic, optional compulsory and optional modules. An example of a course of study can be found on the pages of the Faulty of Social Sciences.

Some examples of subject specialisations in Göttingen are research in children's sports, youth sports and school sports, sports in prevention and rehabilitation, and the contemporary history of sports in its economic context.

Very good knowledge of motor skills in sport and human biology as well as knowledge of English are required for successful studies. Applicants whose knowledge is insufficient in these areas are suggested to deepen their knoweldge before beginning the bachelor programme.

Occupatonal perspectives
Graduates of the bachelor's programme with the teaching profile will find career opportunities mainly in schools as soon as they have completed the additionally required Master of Education and the Referendariat (post-study career training). The empahsis on competence in education and teaching also enables graduates to find careers in sports clubs and associations.