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Sports Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 06: Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft at the Uni Gießen

Institut für Sportwissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 520
Number of master degree students 170
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

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 91.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 30.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 20.3
Third party funds per academic 20.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 3.4
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 3.0
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 3.4
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
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Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Sports facilities 2.4
Overall study situation 2.4

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 930
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    All degree courses use a wide range of teaching and learning forms. In the teaching of basic knowledge a combination of lectures and seminars in increasingly employed, with the seminars designed to consolidate the content of the lectures (e.g. with simulation tasks, measuring processes, practical exercises/teaching/learning situations). Project- and problem-specific forms of teaching and learning are also used; as is blended and e-learning;
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    So far, the programmes do not have any pronounced international profiles. In the MSc Biomechanics Motor Muscle Movement Analysis, a class cohort participated in an excursion to the University of Montpellier. This degree course, as well as the M.Sc. in Clinical Sports Physiology and Sports Therapy, is demanded by numerous foreign students. Furthermore, cooperation with foreign universities is increasingly being sought.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Wien, Österreich; Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Basel), Schweiz; Universidad de Malaga, Spanien; Universität Belgrad, Serbien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has its own swimming pool, a games hall, gym and gymnastics hall as well as spacious outdoor facilities (athletics, beach and tennis court, artificial lawn).All sports facilities are in the immediate vicinity of the classrooms on a separate single campus. The multi-function building has a motor skills lab and a gym, the main building has its own lecture hall and a PC room with 25 workstations.
  • Support for founders
    In the MSc Clinical sports physiology and sports therapy are taught in the "Entrepreneurship" module, including basic principles and processes of a business start-up, structure and content of business plans.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    During their studies, students who have permanent health impairments may, depending on the impairment and/or disability, be granted reasonable adjustments in the form of modified examination requirements. Modifications do not make the degree programme easier and are intended solely to compensate for disadvantages experienced by students who have disabilities or chronic conditions compared with other students. Central advisory office for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Individual advice on topics such as applications and admission, reasonable adjustments, programme schedule, etc.
  • Other special features
    Possibilities to apply for equalisation for chronic illness and/or disability. Priority access to attendance-restricted courses for students with family responsibilities and for students with disabilities/chronic illness.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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