Sport Science – Bachelor of Science

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 competitive 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.

  • Bachelor of Science
Start of study
  • Winter semester
Standard period of study
  • 6 Semester
Application period
  • 07.05. - 15.07.
Admission restriction
  • Yes
Mandatory minor
  • No
ECTS Credits
  • 180
Ø Number of new students
  • 47

Why study Sport Science in 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

Study content


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.

Study structure

Start of study

Winter semester

Study 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. A detailed overview can be found in the study plan.

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

These documents will support you in planning your studies:

Opportunities for additional training

At the University of Konstanz, you have a broad range of opportunities and training options that complement your study programme, for example orientation programmes to support new students, learning guidance, language courses, a data and information literacy programme as well as options promoting career-oriented skills and social commitment.

Skills for successful studies Career-oriented skills and social commitment Get ready for your career start

Internships and stays abroad


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.

Stay 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

Hear from students and lecturers
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.

Get an impression
Discover online lectures and websites with more information about your prospective subject.

Study requirements

Admission requirements for studying

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

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.

Further information can be found in the admission regulations.


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.

Required 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.

Teaching and examination language

The language mainly used in class is German.

Interests and skills

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


Application and application documents

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 (*).

An application is possible during the following period: 07.05. - 15.07.
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 .


Contact person

The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) can help you with general questions about finding the right study programme as well as when you are concerned or unsure about your studies. We will be happy to advise you and support you with a wide range of services .

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)
Room: D 409 – 412a
Make an appointment:

Questions related to the content or organization of the study programme:
Departmental student advisory service
Dr. Julia Everke
Room: F 633
Phone: +49 7531 88-3564

Studying at the University of Excellence Konstanz

With your university entrance qualification in your pocket, the sky is the limit. Get a top education at the University of Konstanz, benefit from outstanding teaching and interdisciplinary exchange on our international campus. Situated on a hilltop overlooking Konstanz with a great view of Lake Constance and the Alps, our nationally and internationally renowned research university has been recognized as a University of Excellence since 2007.

Top ratings in the CHE University Ranking regularly confirm the quality of our study programmes. Take your pick from more than 100 programmes! Our courses are close to research and will perfectly equip you for the future, especially in combination with practice-oriented, socially relevant transfer projects, opportunities for going abroad and qualification programmes that you can complete alongside your studies.

  • Blick auf das Audimax der Universität
    Blick auf das Audimax der Universität
  • Blick in die moderne Universitätsbibliothek
    Blick in die moderne Universitätsbibliothek
  • Internationale Studierende auf dem grünen Campus
    Internationale Studierende auf dem grünen Campus
  • Blick auf den Universitätsstrand am Bodensee
    Blick auf den Universitätsstrand am Bodensee
back to all study programmes

Download study information

Online guide

Get to know us!

Discover the subject

Campus life

Study Advisor