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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 180
Number of master degree students 63
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %

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 68.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 57.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 54.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 57.0 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 32.3
Third party funds per academic 19.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 1.6
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
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Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Sports facilities rank group not assignable
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 350
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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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 children and teenagers, 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.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    There are many international contacts in the work areas of the institute. Visiting scholars from different countries regularly visit the institute.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    AWF Warschau, Polen; KU Leuven, Belgien; Muğla Üniversitesi, Türkei; Northumbria University, UK; Universidad Murcia, Spanien; Université Montpellier I, Frankreich; Universitetet i Agder Kristiansand, Norwegen; University of Pécs, Ungarn
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has two large sports halls (partly with stands), a gymnasium, a gymnastics hall, a weight training room and a spinning room (30 bikes). In addition, there is a teaching pool and a sauna. Outdoors, the institute has an athletics stadium (grass pitch with stands and announcer’s booth, 400m Tartan track, jumping pits, high jump facility, discus and shot put facilities), three further pitches and two hardcourts, a beach facility (four volleyball courts), a tennis court (15 places) as well as a water sports centre on the Neckar
  • Support for founders
    Information is provided in project-oriented courses business start-ups, and contacts are established with the university’s start-up management service office.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Extensive advisory services are offered to students with health impairments, in particular through the university’s officer for students with chronic conditions and/or disabilities (information events, information material, personal consultations).
  • Other special features
    Current information about the life of the institute can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ISSWUniHeidelberg/
  • 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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