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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft at the Uni Bielefeld

Abteilung Sportwissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,620
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 15.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 80.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 48.1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/10 points


Publications per professor 34.5
Third party funds per academic 37.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 3.1
Study organisation 2.6
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.5
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Sports facilities 1.9
Overall study situation 2.9

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,198
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Inter-disciplinary basic education with special consideration of various applications in the professional field of Sport; explicit integration of theory and practice; broad training in methodological skills for the professions addressed; integrated teaching of key qualifications in various course formats; focus on research-based learning in the teacher training study programmes; cooperation with the faculties of Psychology, Biology, Law and the Technical Faculty; participation in the inter-disciplinary oriented Master's degree course in Gender Studies
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Florida State University, USA; Penn State University, USA; Victoria University Melbourne, Australien; Universidad Matanzas, Kuba; University of Essex, England; Universität Halmstad, Schweden; Radboud Universität Nijmegen, Niederlande; Universität Bologna, Italien; Universität Wroclav, Breslau, Polen; University of Physical Edu., Budapest, Ungarn
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Two biomechanics labs with 12 Vikon cameras and integrated force measurement platforms; EEG lab; EMG analysis equipment; sensorimotor lab with cognitive skills diagnostic tools; eye tracking lab; treadmill; spiroergometry.
  • Sport facilities
    "Partner University of Top Sports" together with the ADH, the Olympic Support Point Westphalia and the Studierendenwerk Bielefeld.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Participation in the Cluster of Excellence CITEC, close research collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and the Technical Faculty, in order to study the basal mechanisms of behavioural and movement organisation and to implement these on technical platforms (robotics); Sport Sociology research on the organisational development of sports clubs and sports associations, as well as the specific development problems of high-performance sport; Sport Education research on educational expectations of sports lessons and their actual effects, professionalisation of sports teaching
  • Support for founders
    Own module "Setting up a business"; annual "Sports Business Day" for specialist courses of study.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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