Sports Science (Joint Bachelor of Arts)
|Degree: Joint Bachelor of Arts|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Internship: Completing an internship or even several internships throughout the programme is recommended particularly regarding professional orientation. With a duration of four weeks or more, full-time internships in the optional area of the program can be recognised; internship regulations.|
Requirements for Admission:|
|Admission Procedure: no restrictions; further information|
|Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: July 15|
|Application: online application|
Degree Programme Structure (please click to read on)
The Joint Bachelor of Arts is an interdisciplinary programme at the TU Darmstadt. It consists of the studies of two different subjects/components. At least one of the two subjects has to be chosen from the programmes of the Department of History and Social Sciences.
The follwoging subjects can be chosen as first component:
- Digital Philology
- German Studies (Germanistik)
- History (Geschichte)
- Musical Culture (Musikalische Kultur)
- Philosophy (Philosophie)
- Political Science (Politikwissenschaft)
- Sociology (Soziologie)
As second component, the subjects named under “first component” can be chosen and, additionally:
- Computer Science (Informatik)
- Sports Science (Sportwissenschaft)
- Business Administration and Economics.
That means, the latter three subjects (Computer Science, Sports Science, Business Administration and Economics) cannot be combined with each other.
The combination of two subjects provides students with the opportunity to create an interdisciplinary course of study. The students can also obtain cross-subject knowledge or knowledge from a different subject by means of internships, excursions, language courses, etc. An interdisciplinary specialisation is not required until the Master of Arts programme.
The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.
The component Sports Science focuses on problems and manifestations to do with the topic of sports including its theories, methods, and techniques (e.g. training methods, equipment, kinesiology).
In order to be admitted to the program, prospective students are required to pass a sports aptitude test . In order to pass it, the students are required to complete three individual sports (artistic gymnastics, athletics, swimming) and two out of three elective sports (basketball, soccer, gymnastics & dance, handball, volleyball) successfully.
In the course of the study programme, the students deal with theories, methods, and techniques of sports-scientific topics and work on problems independently.
See the course structure and content in detail on the schedule aside (click to enlarge).
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Further information may be found at:
Advice for Prospective J.B.A. Students
The Joint Bachelor of Arts programme Sports Science consists of theoretical as well as practical elements. On the one hand, this requires athletic skills, on the other an interest in theoretical sports-scientific contents such as training methods, equipment studies, and kinesiological analysis.
Knowledge of the subjects Biology and Chemistry are furthermore helpful in handling study contents from the fields of Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, and Training Studies.
Prospective students may also benefit from fundamental knowledge in linear algebra and probability theory for statistical calculations in Sports Science.
Good or very good English language skills are also beneficial as technical literature is often only available in English.
Related Degree Programmes
General information: With the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Sports Management (M.Sc.)|
|Sports Science and Computer Science (M.Sc.)|
The job market for Sports Scientists is generally broad and varied. Sports Scientists may find employment in sports-scientific teaching and research or as teachers in the sports sector.
They can also work in the fields of health consultancy and promotion for clinics and rehabilitation centers, health-oriented organisations, or fitness centers. Working for associations or clubs as well as with sports authorities is also an option. Another field of activity can be found in the sports management and marketing area.
Depending on the second component the students choose in their Joint Bachelor of Arts, other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations, at Goethe Institutes, as well as in the cultural sector (e.g. as dramaturge at theaters). With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources).
For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft e.V. (dvs) (German Society of Sport Science)