Institut für Sportwissenschaft

Qualification Objectives

Qualification Objectives for the Master's Program "Exercise Science & Training"

Scientiefic Qualification

  • The students have acquired a deep understanding of fundamental constructs, theories and models, as well as training and diagnostic methods in sport and exercise science. They can identify and analyze various influencing factors on processes related to the development and maintenance of different functional systems through physical activity and/or training in the domains of sports. They are capable of categorizing, discussing, and addressing exercise science questions based on evidence. Furthermore, they are aware of current research questions in sport and exercise science and can present and discuss them in a nuanced manner.
  • The students are familiar with and understand various specialized training tools and training methods, and practical concepts for the development and maintenance of different functional systems in various domains of sports. Using the acquired subject-specific and methodological competencies, they can highlight, classify, and compare the different advantages and disadvantages of specific training tools, methods, and action concepts. They can also derive recipient-specific implementations in the practical domains of sports.
  • They can independently analyze, address, and present a research question in the field of sport and exercise science from various perspectives and objectives.
  • The students acquire advanced methodological skills in scientific working, data set evaluation and data analysis, and scientific communication. They can independently identify and analyze these methods and evaluate and discuss them in the relevant context. They can select, apply, and interpret these methodological skills for specific questions in the field.
  • The students are familiar with various valid and reliable diagnostic methods and monitoring technologies in various application areas of sports, and can choose, apply, and evaluate them in a way that is suitable for the intended recipients. They can analyze and interpret the results and derive recommendations for applied sports in different domains. The students develop methodological skills in practical work with various diagnostic procedures.
  • The students are capable of independently and systematically conducting empirical studies in the field of sports science according to scientific criteria, evaluating them using the latest methods, and relating the findings to theoretical concepts, models, and theories.

Ability to take up qualified employment

  • The students have acquired professional knowledge, serving as the foundation for independent action in various fields within the realm of sports science, including research-oriented institutions, clubs, sports associations, and companies within the sports industry. Furthermore, the competencies gained during the course enable self-directed learning. This process combines personal and social skills with the acquisition of professional knowledge. In addition, fundamental insights and knowledge about institutions and organizations are conveyed. The practical phase also serves the purpose of reflecting on one's own professional self-concept and professional ethics.
  • The students have acquired professional knowledge to implement the conceptual development, planning, and dissemination of training processes into practice at the interface between science and practice.

Empowerment for civic engagement

  • Graduates have developed the willingness and ability to contribute their skills to participatory processes and actively participate in decision-making. They possess extensive knowledge regarding (sports) scientific and societal issues and can substantiate their positions.

Personal development

  • Graduates are capable of working independently and taking personal responsibility. They can collaboratively work with other individuals or groups. Graduates can convey their conclusions and the underlying information and motivations clearly, based on the current state of research. They are able to engage in discussions with experts, athletes, and laypersons on information, issues, and solutions at a scientific level.