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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 520
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 53.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 34.8 %

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 48.0
Third party funds per academic 172.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.5
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.3
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Sports facilities 1.5
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 101
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching is explicitly application and research-oriented: Impartation of in-depth specialist knowledge, sport and teaching skills, scientific methodological skills and professional qualifications in balanced student-lecturer ratio; high level of theory and practice orientation through cooperation with external partners (educational institutes, organised sports, fitness and healthcare providers, clinics, local authority institutions, commercial providers); involvement in research discourse through active project work; cross-university teaching cooperation; inclusion of professional experts as lecturers.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université de Strasbourg, Straßburg, Frankreich; Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Österreich; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica; UKK Institute for Health and Promotion Research, Tampere, Finnland; Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel; University of Calgary, Calgary, Kanada; Kenyatta University, Nairobie, Kenia; Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, Neuseeland; Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism, Krasnodar, Russland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    New Buildings: 2010 Fitness and Health Centre with 400sqm equipment park (endurance, strength, flexibility, coordination and relaxation training); 2010 gymnasium with electrically adjustable climbing wall; 2017 artificial turf playing field with LED floodlights; 2014 tartan circular track with light barrier measurement, outdoor basketball court (portable bleachers); 2014: 2 beach volleyball courts; 2017 covered multi-purpose court (outdoor), bouldering wall; 6 tennis courts with floodlights); 2017 motor skills and exercise lab for kids; 25m swimming pool with electric lift floor; portable spiroergometry.
  • Sport facilities
    Top-class sports scholarships (Deutschlandstipendium); partner university of top-class sports of the ADH.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research Centre for School Sport and Child & Adolescent Sports (FoSS); Centre for the Assessment of Physical Activity (CAPA); Sports Medicine Performance Diagnostics in Health, Recreational & Competitive Sports; BioMotion Centre: Movement learning, movement technologies, performance diagnostics; Centre for Sport & Nutrition Counselling; Mental-mHealth Lab; Sport Science Student Lab: School goes Biomotion; Centre for Sport Development Research; Centre for E-Sport and Digitisation in Sport.
  • Support for founders
    Within the framework of the Institute for Entrepreneurship, KIT offers courses on business start-ups and provides consulting services for spin-offs. Regular lectures and workshops on business start-ups are held.
  • Other special features
    Networking of the Institute in research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the university (other departments and centres, e.g. "House of Competence"); networking with external institutions: Embedding in local, state and national sport, education and health structures; networking in the Scientific Community: Cooperation with (sports) scientific institutions on a national/international level; partner university of top-class sport: Support of dual careers in studies and top-class sports; inter-university teaching cooperation with PH Karlsruhe and University of Heidelberg.
  • 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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