Sport & Exercise Sciences for Health and Performance, Master 1 subject

  • How do humans adapt to different Stimuli?
  • What kind of adaptation is triggered in the human body by which stimuli?
  • Which are the methods available for monitoring performance?
  • How do I help an athlete achieve optimal performance?
  • Which types and forms of diet and training are available in a rehabilitative context?
Janina Tennler

I like that many diagnostic procedures are taught with the claim to remain close to practice. [...] During our studies, we always had the opportunity to work on problems independently in small groups and then tackle them.

– Janina Tennler, Master


Master of Science
Winter semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
it focuses the teaching format of research-oriented teaching, which makes it easier for students to link the materials covered in lectures with methodologies by performing explorative and autonomous research projects.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Sports medicine & sports nutrition
  • Training science
  • Kinesiology
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Training control
  • Scientific methodology
  • diverse individual competencies
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
  • high levels of motivation, good English-language skills

  • conducting research using innovative concepts and methods, group projects, experimental work, engaging with up-to-date sports research

struggles through:
  • .... a variety of content-related and methodological tasks and challenges in the three participating disciplines of sports medicine and sports nutrition, training science and exercise science
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
Sport science
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • professional and amateur sports clubs, training centres
  • national and international sports associations
  • rehab clinics, health centres, insurance companies
  • personal training, performance diagnostics and health management
  • national and international research institutions
And else?
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Jana Sippl
Building, Room: SW, 1.097
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23172
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Sportwissenschaft
Building, Room: SW, Raum E.083
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27906
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website

Janina Tennler
Janina Tennler, Student

What made you choose this degree programme?

I wanted to deepen my knowledge following my Bachelor’s degree and specialise in the fields I’m interested in.

In which respect have or haven’t your expectations been fulfilled?

The Master’s degree provides in-depth knowledge in the three fields: sports medicine, exercise science and movement science. I like the fact that many diagnostic procedures are taught with an emphasis on practical application.

Which aspect of your degree programme do you enjoy most?

In our degree course, we always had the opportunity to tackle problems without supervision in small groups. I enjoy working things out by myself. I also like the fact that you have the opportunity at a later point to specialise in an area with your scientific project. Since we took all of our Master’s courses together as a group, we quickly developed a good group dynamic.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

Organising everything without supervision, which is required for the Master’s degree, is much more demanding than in the Bachelor’s degree. Preparing for the exams was also a huge challenge. Switching over to English wasn’t easy, especially at the beginning. But I got used to it relatively quickly and improved a lot.

What would you like to become after completing your degree?

I would like to work in a research setting. More specifically, I’d like to be involved in planning, conducting and evaluating studies in a sports context.


Which advice would you like to give to students who consider enrolling in this degree programme?

I think the Master’s degree is interesting for students who are equally looking for a specialisation in the three subject areas and can imagine working in a research or diagnostic context. The atmosphere in the Master’s programme is very laid back, and communication with the lecturers is straightforward and pleasant.