Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

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The aim of the B.Sc. Sportwissenschaft programme is to provide scientific and interdisciplinary training in sports science in close connection with the acquisition of practical sports skills. The study programme provides students with the necessary professional knowledge, skills and methods so that they are enabled to carry out scientific work, to make scientifically sound judgments and to critically classify scientific findings in the various theoretical and practical fields of sports science. To this end, both fundamental and in-depth understanding of sports science and related competencies relevant to action are taught in connection with current research.

In addition to research methodology and methodological training, the theoretical part of the course covers the following sub-disciplines of sports science: sports medicine, exercise science, movement science, biomechanics, sports pedagogy, sports sociology and sports psychology, and the practical part covers the theory and practice of sports and movement fields.

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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Information on the obligatory Sports Aptitude Test required for admission

Course Catalogue

Institute of Sport Science

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Semesters 6
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship Internship for professional orientation
Admission requirements A Sports Aptitude Test is obligatory.
The application for admission to the Sports Aptitude Test must be accompanied by a sports medical certificate confirming full fitness for sport.
Applicants with physical disabilities can submit a written application for alternative arrangements for the Sports Aptitude Test “sportärztliche Bescheinigung”.

Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Study Abroad
Part-time studies

Master's Degree Programmes

General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science 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. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Sports Management, M.Sc.

The professional fields of employment for graduates of the B.Sc. Sportwissenschaft are wide-ranging. On one hand, there are employment opportunities at universities and institutes, in sports science teaching and research or as a teacher or trainer in the sports sector, e.g. at Olympic bases in the areas of performance diagnostics and training monitoring, career counselling, management of young talent at the Olympic base.

On the other hand, sports scientists can also work in health counselling and promotion for clinics and rehabilitation centres, health-oriented facilities or fitness centres. Work for associations or clubs as well as in sports offices is also conceivable. Another field of activity is in the area of sports management and marketing.

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.

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