Sports Science (M.Sc.) – Movement and Wellbeing

(English-language degree)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in semesters 1 to 3


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: English
Required language certificate: English Level B-2

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Sport & Sports Science (B.A.)

under certain conditions Sport (B.Ed.) with the combination of subjects of Sport and a specific subject


Department of Sports Science


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

From a human’s right point of view living for humans goes beyond health without excluding or neglecting it. Whether wellbeing can be achieved without health or wellbeing is even necessary for health is one of the problems to be discussed in this master profile. Furthermore we will teach a variety of methods for achieving wellness related to movement, nutrition and related activities as well as their philosophical backgrounds. The understanding of wellbeing and the methods for achieving this differs with cultural background. Beside the western oriented approaches the Traditional Chinese and Indian ways for achieving wellbeing will be of central focus within this master. More specifically, some time for the studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda will be spent in China and India at our partner universities.

Another major aim of this master is the study of contemporary scientific methods based on western understanding of science in theory and practice for adequate measurement and diagnosis based on psychophysiological variables. Measuring brain states on the basis of the electro-magnetic and haemodynamic activity of the brain, effects on different heart beat dependent variables, changes of skin resistance, variations in the infrared spectrum or the changes in gas discharge are just a few examples that will be taught for precise diagnosis of changes related to wellness.

Entrance Requirement

Soon, you will find further information on the entrance requirements on this page. In the meantime, you can find the information on the corresponding German website:
Sports Science - Movement and Wellbeing (M.Sc.)

Selection criteria

(subject to the approval of the relevant committees)

The grades of applicants for selection purposes will be calculated using


  • The average grades for academic performance and examinations weighted by credit points in the previous degree course (at least 135 CP);
    minus (if present)
  • A bonus of 0.3 for members of the A-squad ("Olympiakader") or B-squad ("Perspektivkader") or "Ergänzungskader" (A and B) in a particular sport during the last two years prior to the application (Proof needed)
  • A bonus of 0.3 for relevant professional training
  • A bonus of 0.2 for at least two years of relevant professional experience


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).