Sport Sciences: Ready, Set, Study!

Sport Sciences: Ready, Set, Study!

Some 28,000 students are currently studying sport in Germany. YG gives you an overview.
by Clara Görtz

German Sport University Cologne

The German Sport University Cologne is the largest sports university in Europe with more than 5,000 students.

University of Konstanz

International Studies in Sport Sciences is a new programme scheduled to start at the University of Konstanz in April 2009. The two-year Master’s programme in English combines sport sciences with natural sciences, social sciences and cultural studies.

University of Leipzig

Alongside many other courses, Leipzig’s renowned sport sciences department offers a Bachelor’s degree in sport management. The curriculum of the three-year programme does not only give students a solid grounding in sport sciences, but also covers related areas in economics and law.

TU Darmstadt

The Technical University (TU) in Darmstadt offers an interesting interdisciplinary program of sport sciences with special emphasis on informatics.

University of Halle-Wittenberg

Sport and nutrition specialists have pooled their knowledge to offer a Master’s degree in sport and nutrition sciences, the first university-level program of this kind in Germany.

Occupation: Coach - Training Academies in Cologne

The Hennes Weisweiler Academy at the German Sport University in Cologne is the talent factory of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund, DFB). Since 1947 the DFB has been training coaches here in courses that qualify participants as state-certified football teachers, the highest level of training for football coaches. The curriculum covers football theory, sport medicine and training theoryas well as practical training and match observation. The academy’s more than 1,250 alumni include many well-known former professional players.

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) maintains a trainer academy in Cologne that is seen as its main centre of education and training for German competitive and high-performance sport. In collaboration with the leading sport federations, up-and-coming trainers can acquire a state qualification and the diploma of the German Olympic Sports Confederation – the highest level of trainer licence in Germany – at the end of a one-and-a-half or three-year study program.

by Clara Görtz