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.

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

DegreeBachelor of Science
Programme startWinter semester
Period of study6 semesters
Application period2.5. - 15.7.
Admission restrictionsyes
ECTS180
Number of places:47

Why study Sport Science at Konstanz?

  • Research-oriented teaching
  • 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

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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

Graduate studies

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

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 (sports management, sports tourism)


Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).

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.

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

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

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 some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be 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' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.

Application

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: 2.5. - 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

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.

Application

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