Courses of study at the Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Bachelor courses of stdies (B.Sc.)

Bachelor Health Science

The course of studies offered is directed toward new students who want to qualify themselves for the health sector and for its particular interdisciplinary sections. Scholastic performances in mathematics, the natural and social sciences are highly relevant here. Good English proficiency is to be expected since the course of studies is offered in a bilingual fashion with the goal of promoting internationalism (transnational capabilities for contact and student mobility). A commitment which has already taken place in the local community provides a good basis in order to identify interests of the future students for possible fields of action in the different sectors of the health sciences.

Bachelor Sport science

In the framework of the continuous development of the course of studies, based on the results of our evaluations, the previous Bachelor course of studies entitled the "Scientific Principles of Sports" has been fundamentally revised. Beginning in the winter semester of 2014/2015, the course of studies will be offered under the name of "Sport science" with optimized contents and accordingly adjusted, suitability-evaluation procedures.

The course of studies provides the student with both a scientific access to sports, as well as to the methods which it involves.

Master courses of study (M.Sc.)

Master course of studies: Diagnostics and training, MSc. degree

The master course of studies "Diagnostics and training, MSc." Is concerned with the sport-sciences in the context of partially behavioural and partially natural-science disciplines of movement-sciences, biomechanics, sport-computer science, sport psychology and training science. A goal of this course of studies is to mediate to the graduates extensive competencies in the fields of diagnostics and training from a sport-scientific and interdisciplinary perspective. This interdisciplinary perspective is necessary in order to justify the complexity of the diverse and simultaneously working influential factors of people who are moving (e.g. biomechanical, physiological or mental factors).

MASTER COURSE OF STUDIES: HEALTH SCIENCE - PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION, MSC. DEGREE

The students will deal with the bio-psycho-social concept of health in greater depth. The study design follows the WHO definition of health: "A complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". The focus therefore lies on health promotion and prevention.

Teaching profession courses of study

Teaching profession course of studies

The state educational teacher training programmes in the course of the framework of teacher training are:

  • Concentration on sport in depth - for a teaching position at a higher educational school
  • No in-depth concentration on sport - for a teaching position at a vocational, modern secondary school, middle school, elementary school
  • Qualification to teach health and nursing science at a vocational school
  • Sport as a didactic subject in the course of didactic studies in a subject group at a modern secondary and elementary school

The subject of sport is to be combined with a further school subject during the training. Prerequisites for qualification are the general or subject-linked university entrance qualification, verification of the health suitability and of the successful completion of the sport-suitability examination.

Extra-curricular course of studies

Since 1946 in Bavaria, "coaches in independent professions" have been trained for occupational fields in extracurricular sport. They are all-round physical education teachers who are, among other things, employed by sports clubs and sport-associations, larger businesses, local facilities, the armed forces, the police, in private sport schools and for leisure-time activities. The six-semester course of training takes place in the field of sport in practice and theory, and additionally in selectable leisure time-oriented subjects and primary focuses. Admission-prerequisites are an intermediate school leaving certificate or its equivalent, proof of health suitability and the successful completion of the sport-suitability examination.

Furthermore, it is possible to be trained as a "state-approved specialised coach in an independent profession", for instance as an alpine and skiing guide, ski instructor and snowboard teacher. Goal here is the education of specialists for teaching-tasks in the high-performance sports of clubs and associations, as well as in the commercial field of leisure time activities. The training extends over the course of four or five, approximately 14-day, central courses with additional practical courses and is completed with a state-approved examination (practice, teaching-suitability, theory) in the respective field of training.