Sport Science – Master of Science


Postgraduate study programme which requires a first university degree.

For this, the University of Konstanz offers the Bachelor's Programme in Sport Science

From the winter semester 2021/2022 onwards, the MSc Sport Science will be replaced by the MSc Sport Science for Health.

The four-semester Master’s Programme in Sport Studies provides you with a specialised understanding in sport science. The main focus is on training, movement and sport psychological interventions. The MSc Sport Science offers you a wide-ranging programme of contents: in addition to natural science topics, such as medicine or knowledge of human movement capacities, you will also acquire teaching and methodological know-how for practical application purposes, for instance international project management. You have three fields to choose your specialist area from: Training and Testing, Neuromechanics or Biomechanics. Our MSc graduates can look forward not only to a professional future in international sport science institutions but also the option of studying for a doctorate.


Degree Master of Science
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 4 semesters
Application period 15.3. - 15.4
Admission restrictions yes
ECTS 120
Number of places 10

Why study Sport Science in the University of Konstanz?

  • University of Konstanz as partner of top sports
  • The location on Lake Constance and the proximity to the Alps offers access to an excellent range of sports activities, which are complemented by the university’s own sports facilities, equipment and courses (e.g. sailing and rowing boats, gymnastics apparatus, beach volleyball fields, gym, fitness centre, adventure education)
  • Research-oriented teaching
  • Main research areas in highly relevant fields of society, such as neuromechanics and sport psychology
  • Professionally equipped laboratories
  • Working together with various test persons and groups (e.g. children, senior citizens, athletes, patients with neurological disorders)
  • Small seminar groups and individual supervision


Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

Typical career prospects include work as:

  • Biomechanist
  • Health and fitness coach
  • Health researcher
  • Regenerative and physiotherapist

These professions can be found in e.g.:

  • Healthcare institutions (e.g. rehabilitation clinics and centres)
  • Olympic centres
  • Sports academies
  • Sports clubs and associations
  • Fitness centres and gyms

If you are aiming for an academic career, you can follow up with doctoral studies.

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.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in this table.

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

Internship and study abroad


The MSc Sport Science for Health contains an internship of at least two months. The Department of Sport Science and the Career Service of the University of Konstanz will be happy to assist you finding your ideal internship position.

Study abroad

A period of studying abroad can be a great experience. The university promotes study abroad via the ERASMUS+ programme and numerous other exchange programmes.

Impressions from students and lecturers

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What interests and skills should I have?

The Master's Programme in Sport Science is designed for bachelor graduates in sport science or closely related disciplines with obvious links to sport science. If you are interested in this master's programme you will be taking part in an ambitious, research-oriented programme which offers you the opportunity to find a foothold in both scientific and non-scientific areas.

Language skills

Foreign language skills
You have to document advanced English language skills (spoken and written English), level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages if you are not an English native speaker. You can document your English language skills through one of the following language tests (or equivalent tests):

  • TOEFL (internet-based result 90 or better)
  • Cambridge Frist Certificate in English (grade C or better)
  • Five years of continuous English lessons in secondary education at a German or international English-speaking school with a minimum grade of 7 points or 'befriedigend/satisfactory' (usually certified by the higher education entrance qualification)
  • Successful completion of a minimum of three courses held in English in a previous study programme.
  • Applicants who are nationals of one of the following countries, or have completed their higher (secondary) school degrees or bachelor's degrees there, do not have to document their language skills: USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Language(s) of instruction

The MSc in Sport Science is taught in English.

Admission requirements

  • Qualifying degree of a three-year (or more) study programme in sport science or a related subject with obvious links to sport science, acquired at an institution of higher education or 'Berufsakademie' (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science).
  • Documentation of your English language skills (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found in the "Required language skills" category above. 

For details, please see 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.

Application and application documents

The Master's Programme in Sport Science has admission restrictions.

An application is possible during the following period: 15.3. - 15.4 (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

  • Curriculum vitae in English or German
  • Officially certified copy of your original bachelor's degree certificate, with an official translation into German or English, documentation of the completed academic degree (minimum grade "good" or equivalent).
  • Officially certified copy of your academic transcript for each year/semester of study, showing subjects taken and grades obtained, with an official translation into German or English, if applicable. Students in the final year of study: an officially certified copy of your academic transcript to date, showing subjects taken and grades obtained, with an official translation into German or English, if applicable.
  • Documentation of English language skills (original or certified copy).
  • Description of the applicant's educational/career background on one to two pages (in English) with regard to the intended career goal.
  • Documentation of the title and grade of the first degree thesis. If a thesis was not required for your degree, please provide evidence of the title and grade of another substantial piece of written work completed during your studies (through an official document, e.g. an academic transcript or a letter confirming the title and grade.) Please submit officially certified copies of originals and officially certified translations into English or German.
  • Applicants from China, India and Vietnam: APS certificate (original) issued by the German Embassy of your home country.
  • Documentation of scientific and professional achievements that are relevant for the subject sport science (training, work experience, activities in physical education, research activities and research stays at other institutions (certified copy)).
  • Optional: Documentation of achievements in sport (participation in competitions, national teams, A-teams).