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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 1,560
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 40.6 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Publications per professor 28.6
Third party funds per academic 20.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 3.6
Rooms 2.5
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Sports facilities 1.8
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 980
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: State Exam
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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  • Special features regarding teaching
    A wide range of teaching and learning forms are used in all degree courses: For imparting basic knowledge a combination of lecture/seminar. Seminar parts are deepened by lecture contents (e.g. by simulation tasks, practical exercises). Conducting exercises/teaching/learning situations). Likewise, project/problem-based forms of teaching/learning; blended/e-learning are used. Cooperations with rehabilitation clinics make it possible in the M.Sc. KSS practical-oriented seminars with patient contact in clinic premises with participation of clinic staff.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Wien, Österreich; FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Schweiz; University of Belgrade, Serbien; Universidad de Málaga, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has its own swimming pool, a games, sports and gymnastics hall and extensive outdoor facilities (track and field athletics, beach and tennis facilities, artificial pitch). All sports facilities are located in the immediate vicinity of the classrooms in our own connected campus. In the multi-functional building there is a motor laboratory and a power room, in the main building there is a campus lecture hall and a PC room with 25 workstations. Furthermore, there is a performance physiology laboratory and a biomedical laboratory unit with molecular analysis and cell culture.
  • Sport facilities
    The Justus Liebig University is a partner university of the ADH (Allgemeiner Deutscher Hochschulsportverband).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research topics cover the spectrum from competitive sports to school/teaching-related and health-related topics, using a variety of research methods that are tested in the course of training. One focus is the cognitive, bio- and neuroscientific orientation with a natural science experimental research approach. Significant involvement in two major projects with psychology. Research projects in cooperation with associations (e.g. DLV), institutions (e.g. Olympiastützpunkt Westfalen) and clinics (e.g. UKGM).
  • Support for founders
    The MSc Clinical Sports Physiology and Sports Therapy, the module "Entrepreneurship" teaches, among other things, the basics and processes of setting up a business, the structure and content of business plans.
  • 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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