Sportwissenschaft mit bewegungswissenschaftlich-sportmedizinischem Schwerpunkt
(Master of Science)
(Sports Science with an exercise-sportsmedical focus)

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Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas 

The master's program in sports science with a focus on exercise science and sports medicine conveys well-founded scientific knowledge and methods from the areas of sports medicine, exercise physiology, training and movement science, nutrition and sports psychology.

The sports science disciplines mentioned work empirically, i.e. it is systematically observed, measured and analyzed, primarily the conditions and behavior of people using methods that ensure their results through reproducibility and replicability and pursue the goal of working out regularities. The broad education in the sports science disciplines enables graduates to work independently and scientifically and to be able to successfully tackle the tasks in the later professional fields. The focus of this course is the detailed scientific analysis of human physiology and pathophysiology required for this. Accompanying this is the corresponding methodological knowledge for diagnostics and exercise control. This applies both to the area of exercise intervention in the context of prevention and rehabilitation and to the area of competitive sports.
The successful completion qualifies for later activities in various areas of sport and related areas, for which a solid scientific education and an application-oriented sports medicine, performance physiology and training science specialization are required. In a constantly changing professional field, these areas include e.g. Sports clubs, sports associations, sports administrations, commercial sports providers, freelance coaching, course instructor and supervisor activities, sports and exercise therapy in prevention and rehabilitation as well as health insurance.

The master's program also serves to prepare for a subsequent doctorate. In addition to the above-mentioned scientific qualifications, key qualifications are imparted, which are equally important for professional advancement, and guarantee qualifications for demanding fields of activity in science, industry and practice.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations


Master of Science in Sports Science with an excersice-sportsmedical focus


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 72) or
    - an IELTS-Test (score of at least 5.5)

    - a comparable equivalent certificate (niveau B2) 
  • 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.
  • entrance colloquium  (49%)
    The entrance colloquium will take place around July/August.
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 
  • proof of sufficient English language skills (B2)
  • 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 India, Vietnam and PR of China (original)
Deadline for applications

01.04. - 01.07.

Address for applications Online application portal for Master’s programmes

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