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Sports Sciences, Department

Fachbereich 02: Sozialwissenschaften, Medien und Sport at the Uni Mainz

Institut für Sportwissenschaft

  • Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 22
  • 55099 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-3506
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Basic information

Total number of students 540
Number of master degree students 146
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.8 %

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 62.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated due to <10 graduates/year in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 48.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 45.0 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 25.4
Third party funds per academic 19.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.9
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.7
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Sports facilities 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.7
Schoolpractice 3.1
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Sports facilities 1.9
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 540
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
    Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary courses; Transregional and national guest speakers; Courses outside the university site; Inclusion in teaching; Vocationally oriented projects; Teaching and learning through; Site-specific student exchange programmes (traditional Chinese medicine, China; Ottawa); International continuing education master's degree (MESGO, The Executive Master in European Sport Governance); Erasmus partnerships; International trainer school German Athletics Association, International case study competition, sports management symposium
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Partner universities as part of the Erasmus Student mobility contract, many international partner universities, partner university Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for additional education in the areas of TCM and Qigong. PhD students from Ghana, Ethiopia and Senegal. ErasmusPLUS, joint Master with Swansea University (UK), Leuven (BEL), Charles University Prague (CZE), Pompeo Fabra University Barcelona (ESP), University of Peloponnese (GRE)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); University of Calgary (Kanada); Universität Wien (Österreich); Universitat de Barcelona (Spanien); Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China); Norges Idrettshøgskole (Oslo/Norwegen); Universidad Católica de Valencia 'San Vicente Mártir'; Valencia (Spanien); Université de Bourgogne (Dijon/Frankreich); Marmara Üniversitesi (Istanbul/Türkei); Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Praha/Tschechien)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Indoor swimming pool (25 metres, up to three metres diving board); Games hall; Multi-purpose hall; Equipment sports hall (fixed equipment); Floor gym; Athletics hall; Gymnastics hall with mirror wall; Stadium; Fencing hall; Fitness room; Gym; Two table tennis rooms; Beach field; artificial lawn field; Artificial lawn courts; Tennis courts; American football; Archery facilities; Multi purpose court (outdoor); Climbing wall, large trampolines, biomechanical movement laboratory with 16 high-frequency video cameras, 3 force measurement platforms, pressure measuring soles, EMG, ECG, EEG measurement and thermal videography
  • Support for founders
    For over ten years, Sports Economics, Sports Sociology and Sports History have been offering various courses and information events to get students, scientists and academics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz interested in start-ups and encourage them to consider self-employment in an entrepreneurial capacity as a career option. Prospective and existing founders – not only from sports – also receive advice and guidance with realising their projects.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Institute: Lecture theatre S2 is equipped for larger numbers of students with hearing impairment and wheelchair users; signposting for blind people in the main building; sports facilities are (almost) all accessible, elevator in the lecture theatre building and administration; University of Mainz: Advisory offices, psychotherapeutic counselling services
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    “Intercultural training” course for students, intercultural teaching certificate for teaching staff, more details here https://www.diversitaet.uni-mainz.de/
  • Other special features
    Sports history, sports sociology, sports education, sports psychology, sports economics, training/movement studies; Wide range of individual/team sports; Other sports (fitness sports, windsurfing, skiing, mountain biking, Qigong); Close connection of the diverse dimensions of modern sports science in teaching and research; Campus university with short distances to lecture halls, sports facilities, cafeteria, library or university sports; Biomechanics Laboratory, Gait Analysis, Molecular Genetic Laboratory (Security Level 2)
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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