Courses of study at the Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Bachelor courses of study (B.Sc.)

Bachelor Health Science

This course of studies is directed toward new students who wish to gain qualifications for the health sector and for its particular interdisciplinary sections. Scholastic performance in mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences are highly relevant. Good English proficiency is to be expected since the course of studies contains English components with the goal of promoting internationalism. Students who have demonstrated commitment in their local communities will have a good basis to identify personal areas of interest in the health field.

Bachelor Sport science

Due to the continuous development of our programs, and 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". This new course will contain optimized contents and adjusted admissions criteria.

The course of studies provides the student with both a scientific and methodological understanding of sport.

Master courses of study (M.Sc.)

Master course of studies: Sport and Exercise Science, M.Sc. degree

The new "Sport and Exercise M.Sc" program is designed to provide students with a both a broad understanding of, and the opportunity to specialize in the major areas of scientific research in the field of sport. These areas are: Biomechanics and Neuroscience, Exercise Biology and Training Science, Psychology and Social Science, and Research skills. However, the goal of this Master's program is also to develop entrepreneurial graduates with considerable soft skills. These skills will be developed through structured debates, oral presentations, independent research, and scientific writing. 


Students of this program will engage with the bio-psycho-social concept of health in great 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

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.