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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Verhaltens- und Empirische Kulturwissenschaften at the Uni Heidelberg

Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft

  • Im Neuenheimer Feld 700
  • 69120 Heidelberg
  • Phone: +49 6221 54-8622
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Basic information

Total number of students 530
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 20.0 %

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 88.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Publications per professor < 3 professors
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.1
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Sports facilities 2.0
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 284
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education, State Exam
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Central objectives of the teaching in the courses of study are: the linking of specialist knowledge in all Sports Science areas in terms of the entire life span (children, teenagers, adults, the elderly), learning to be able to reflect analytically and critically and possessing the ability to judge, the strengthening of methods skills, as well as the acquisition of broad motor skills for the design of communication and learning processes. In addition, the practical relevance is emphasised in all courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    AWF Warschau, Polen; KU Leuven, Belgien; Muğla Üniversitesi, Türkei; Universidad Murcia, Spanien; Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spanien; Université Montpellier I, Frankreich; Universitetet i Agder Kristiansand, Norwegen; University of Pécs, Ungarn; North-West University, Potchefstroom, Südafrika
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has two large sports halls (partly with stands), a gymnasium, a gymnastics hall, a teaching pool (20 x 8 m), two weight rooms and several laboratories. Outdoors, the institute has an athletics stadium (grass pitch with stands, 400m Tartan track, jumping pits, high jump facility, discus and shot put facilities), three further pitches and two hardcourts, a beach facility (four courts), a tennis court (15 places) as well as a water sports centre on the Neckar Artificial turf pitches (football, hockey) in the immediate vicinity can be used.
  • Sport facilities
    Heidelberg University is a "partner university of top-class sport" and offers a top-class sport scholarship. The Olympic base Metroploregion Rhine-Neckar is located directly next to the Sports Institute and offers optimal conditions for a successful combination of degree programme and top-class sports. There are long-standing cooperations with top sports and professional teams in various sports (football, handball, basketball, ice hockey, rugby) in the Rhine-Neckar sports region to support students involved in competitive sports.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The ISSW gains its special profile through a consistent emphasis on empirical research programmes and an accentuation of knowledge transfer in research. Research activities focus on questions of sport and exercise across the lifespan, active ageing, judgement and decision-making in sport, self-regulation in sport and health, personalised exercise therapy in oncological rehabilitation and occupational health management. Many research activities are carried out in cooperation with partners within and outside the university.
  • Support for founders
    Within the framework of project-oriented courses, advice is given on how to set up a business and contacts are arranged with the university's service centre for start-up management.
  • Other special features
    Upon completion of certain training content at the Institute, students may obtain association licences through additional examinations (e.g. Trainer C) or additional qualifications in the health sector (e.g. BGM consultant). An Instagram channel will be built during 2021.
  • 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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