Sport Science – Bachelor of Science

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Undergraduate study programme leading to a first degree and providing qualifications and skills for future employment.

The subject of Sport Science is the movement of humans. Her wider perspective differs thereby from school sport over leisure and healthy sports up to professional competetive sports. Sport, performance and health are the main areas of our Bachelor’s Programme in Sport Science. The human body and its reactions to various sports activities is at the centre of this programme. The objective is to improve training, movement and sports psychological practices. During your studies, theoretical and practical-methodological contents will be effectively interlinked.

Overview

Degree Bachelor of Science
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 6 semesters
Application period 17.5. - 15.7.
Admission restrictions yes
ECTS 180
Obligatory minor subject no
Number of places 47

Why study Sport Science in the University of Konstanz?

  • Research-oriented teaching
  • Scientific orientation
  • Professionally equipped laboratories
  • University partner of top-class sports
  • Special opportunities for mountain and water sports because of the nearby lake and the Alps
  • Sports facilities immediately at the lakeside

Content

Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

  • Training and sports science
  • Biomechanics
  • Health and fitness coaching
  • Sports and movement therapy

Potential employers:

  • Sports associations and clubs
  • Training centres and bases
  • Health, fitness and rehabilitation centres
  • Hospitals
  • Health insurers
  • Sports industry


You can find out more about career entry in the interview series #dreamjob - Starting a career. Alumni of the University of Konstanz report on their very personal career entry.

Graduate studies

To qualify further the University of Konstanz offers the Master's Programme in Sport Science for Health.

If our students decide during their studies to enter teacher training instead, they can change to the Bachelor of Education Sport.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

The study programme is based on modules, i.e. there is a variety of modules from which you have to attend a specific number of courses and complete the corresponding performance assessments. The study programme has 16 modules. These modules include theoretical and practical courses as well as transferable skills courses.

Your personal preferences, abilities and professional aspirations will help you to choose your areas of focus and shape your study contents together with a mentor. Possible areas of focus are:

  • Biomechanics, training theory, training science, sports medicine
  • Sports therapy (rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy)
  • Education (experiential education, dance education, health education)
  • Sports psychology
  • Societal processes


Please check the Exam regulations (partly in German) for more information about the programme structure.

Internship and study abroad

Internships

You have to complete an internship of at least 8 weeks. Your department or our Career Service are here to help you find a suitable placement.

Study abroad

A period of study abroad is always highly recommendable. You can spend semesters abroad at numerous European and non-European universities. The university promotes study abroad via the ERASMUS programme and numerous other exchange programmes.

Impressions from students and lecturers

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In our interview series, students talk about their subject, teachers explain the department's research and tell you what topics they cover in seminars and lectures.

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Requirements

What interests and skills should I have?

  • Interest in natural science and sports science issues
  • Physical fitness
  • Affinity for mountain and/or water sports

Language skills

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or TestDaF 4, or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

The language mainly used in class is German.

Admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

For details, please see the admission regulations.

Sports entrance test
In order to study sport science at the University of Konstanz you must first pass the sports entrance test. For the test you will need to perform in the following fields:

  • Track and field athletics
  • Swimming
  • Athletic gymnastics
  • Games (basketball, volleyball, handball, football)
  • Dance and rhythmic gymnastics (only female applicants)

You will find videos about the sports entrance exam on the Sport Science web pages. The exam takes place once a year, usually at the end of May/beginning of June. You need to register for the sports entrance exam by 15 May. Without successfully passed entrance exam we cannot admit you to the Sports Science programme. You will find more details on the website of the Sports Science group.

Fees

Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for first degree studies for certain international students
Since winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg has required some international students to pay tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following students are not required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain “Bildungsinländer” (e.g. non-EU citizens with a German “Abitur”). More detailed information can be found here.

Each year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the university’s “Begabtenbefreiungssatzung” (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). More detailed information can be found here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students are required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies. More detailed information can be found here.

Application and application documents

This study programme has admission restrictions.

The study programme begins in the winter semester only. The application period is 17 May - 15 July. There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). Please check the university website for more information.

Required application documents
You will find an overview of the required application documents in your application for admission, which you will receive at the end of your online application.

An application is possible during the following period: 17.5. - 15.7. (winter semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

During the online application process, you will need to enter various kinds of information (school grades, attendance periods, etc.) and upload various PDF documents.

Please make sure that you have the relevant documentation ready. This may include:

  • your Abitur certificate (German general higher education entrance qualification)
  • documentation of any volunteering you may have done (FSJ, FÖJ, etc.)
  • any documentation about vocational training you may have completed
  • any other required documents (medical certificate, etc.)

An electronic assistant will guide you through the application process. Required fields are marked by an asterisk (*).

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