Sports Medical Training / Clinical Exercise Physiology
(Master of Arts)

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Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas  Please note that the main teaching language of the Master programme in Sports Medical Training/Clinical Exercise Physiology is German

The master programme imparts:
  • in-depth sports scientific knowledge focused on sports medicine and training science
  • the ability to work independently in accordance with basic scientific principles and to apply scientific methods and knowledge
  • the ability to grasp new developments quickly, to familiarise oneself with new areas and to contribute to the further development of one’s own discipline in both research and practice
  • well developed skills for occupational fields related to sports, exercise, health and leisure, e.g. sport clubs, sports associations, local or associational sports administration, media sports desks, commercial sports suppliers, freelance trainers and supervisors, sports and exercise therapy in prevention and rehabilitation, and health insurance funds
  • Particular emphasis is placed on the teaching of key qualifications that prepare students for demanding professional work in research, industry and practice. Among these key qualifications are teamwork, independent conflict resolution skills, foreign language skills related to the subject, and the planning, preparing and presentation of projects.

The theoretical teaching offer is supplemented by a range of traditional and modern sporting activities and offers courses that handle the development of teaching and learning processes. The programme offers the possibility to focus on special sports medicine and training science themes, and to collect and reflect on practical experience systematically.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations


Master of Arts in Sports Medical Training /Clinical Exercise Physiology 


The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters. 

Languages of instruction

German (and English) 

Start of the programme

The programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester only. 

Student advisory service

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Winfried Banzer

Institut für Sportwissenschaften
Abteilung Sportmedizin
Ginnheimer Landstr. 39
60487 Frankfurt

Tel.: 069/798-24543
Di 11-12 Uhr (nach Voranmeldung)

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a programme that focuses on sports science or sports medicine, or a Bachelor’s degree in a similar programme that focuses on physical exercise or health, or a German degree in the same or similar discipline that is recognised as equivalent  (standard study period of at least 6 semesters), or an international degree in the same or similar discipline (standard study period at least 6 semesters) that is recognised as equivalent
  • Students have to complete the respective module from the Bachelor’s degree. in sports science in the following cases: insufficient methodological knowledge of empirical social research; insufficient knowledge of sports and exercise therapy for internal and neurological clinical pictures and damage; insufficient knowledge of training-related therapeutic intervention for diseases and injuries of the locomotive system
  • If the undergraduate programme has not focused specifically on sports science (for example health studies, medicine or physiotherapy), students will have to prove their theoretical and practical knowledge of sports in practice, the basics of training and movement sciences and the basics of sports medicine/sports physiology, or they will have to compensate for the lack of knowledge if this is made a requirement by the examination board in Frankfurt
  • Proof of methodological knowledge of empirical social research, as well as knowledge of either sports and exercise therapy or of training-based therapeutic intervention (conditions/exceptions possible)
  • Proof of English language skills (niveau B2) are to be proven by:
    - five years of English lessons at school (the grade for English on the final certificate must be “satisfactory” or higher), or
    - a level 2 UNIcert degree, or
    - a TOEFL test (online score of at least 87) or
    - a comparable equivalent certificate (niveau B2) 
  • study exposé (20%)
    explaining the reason for wanting to take the course and the envisaged career
  • entrance colloquium  (20%)
    The entrance colloquium will take place around July/August.
  • certificate of health for sport
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points) must have been obtained; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months. 

Aptitude test

The aptitude test for this study programme only involves checking that the admission requirements have been met. 

Mode of admission Admission to programme is not restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • certificate of the first undergraduate degree
  • transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    - a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
    - letter of recommendation from your supervisor (Download)
  • CV in tabular form 
  • study exposé (300 - 500 words)
  • up-to-date certificate stating internal and orthopaedic health that is issued by a licensed physician (GP or sports physician)
  • if the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution:
    certificate of German language skills. See here for more information about the required German language skills.
  • APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam, China and Mongolia (original)
Deadline for applications

01.04. - 01.07.

Address for applications Online application portal for Master’s programmes

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