Sports Science

Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y)

Sportwissenschaft, B.A. Joint Bachelor of Arts


The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine 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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines / Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for Sport Science

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Degree Joint Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship optional career-oriented internship
Procedure aptitude assessment procedure/ sports aptitude test
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features Cannot be combined with Computer Science J.B.A. or Business Administration and Economics J.B.A.

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.

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics…

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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 information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Sports Management (M.Sc.)

Data and Discourse Studies (M.A.)

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.