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Sports Sciences, Department

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bayreuth

Institut für Sportwissenschaft

  • Universitätstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-3461
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Basic information

Total number of students 970
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 27.3 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 84.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/10 points


Publications per professor 21.0
Third party funds per academic 14.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Sports facilities 1.5
Overall study situation 1.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 155
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Special features of sports economics and sports technology are interdisciplinarity (sports/business administration/law or sports/engineering), the ability to innovate and a pronounced networking concept. In sports economics, references to sports management are taken into account. A work placement is compulsory, and it is often spent abroad. Experts from industry are involved in sports technology. In the sports Teaching Qualification, courses close to the professional field (teaching exercises for school classes, project seminars, intern ship semesters) are particularly important. Many students spend a semester abroad.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Karls-Universität Prag, Tschechien; Aarhus University, Dänemark; Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spanien; Northumbria University, Vereinigtes Königreich; Warsaw School of Economics, Polen; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegen; La Trobe University, Australien; Temple University, USA; Shanghai University of Sport, China
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Triple gymnasium, gymnasium, weight and fitness room, track and field facilities, four grass courts, six tennis courts, all-weather court, two beach volleyball courts, body weight station are available. Exercise science and sports medicine laboratories (spiroergometry, BIA, blood volume determination, biomechanical measurements such as 3D kinematography, EMG, IMU, ACC, motion capturing, force measurement) can be used for courses and theses. In addition, business and legal databases as well as a laboratory for experiments are available.
  • Sport facilities
    Partner university of elite sports (DOSB), basketball performance base; elite athletes enjoy special status in accordance with the university admission statutes and individual support (on the part of the sports counselling service and the examination committees).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The results of research from sports science, business administration and law are incorporated into appropriate courses, e.g. evaluation of a model for talent identification, technique training for the development of playing ability in game sports. Core Fields: Talent research, public health & sport, occupational health management, medical anti-doping research, sports didactics and pedagogy, sports governance, event & fan research, sports services, sports consumer behaviour, sports sponsorship law. Sustainability, 3D printing, constructive lightweight construction, innovative applications in the field of sports technology.
  • Support for founders
    Business Plan Competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master's event); 5-Euro-Business; Bayreuth Hospitation; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master's event); Seminar Series of the Start-Up Advisory Service; Startup Stories; Startup Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar; Entrepreneurship in the New Economy; Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship; Hackdays with companies from the sporting goods industry.
  • Other special features
    Campus university with well-established quality infrastructure and inter-disciplinary approach: small tutorial groups and personal contact to lecturers; optimal learning conditions; excellent international network with foreign universities and research institutions; University of Bayreuth Graduate School with inter-disciplinary training and teaching and training options; practice-based training through close contacts to companies; alumni network for Sports Economics; continuing education centre for university teaching; wide range of courses in general university sport
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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