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Sports Sciences, Department

Sporthochschule at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

  • Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
  • 50933 Köln
  • Phone: +49 221 4982-0
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Basic information

Total number of students 6,120
Percentage of teaching by practitioners not specified
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's not specified

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 5/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 60.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 46.1 %

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 64.3
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.6
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Sports facilities 1.4
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The DSHS Cologne is the only German standard university for the area of Sport, Movement and Physical Activity. The current sports programme includes five Bachelor's and nine Master's courses of study, Teaching Qualification degree courses in the subject of Sport for all types of school, as well as an Educational Studies course, six Master's courses and a structured PhD programme. The teaching qualification has also been converted to the staggered study system.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    SUNY Cortland, USA; University of Florida, Gainesville, USA; Western University, London, Kanada; University of Sao Paolo, Brasilien; Victoria University, Melbourne, Australien; Auckland University of Technology, Neuseeland; Brighton University, Eastbourne, England; Lithuanian Sports University Kaunas, Litauen; Univeristy of Jyväskylä, Finnland; Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Indien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Unique sports facilities which can be used in their complexity and equipment, both in terms of teaching as well as in research or for the free use by students privately or within the scope of the self-study courses; individual modules such as running tracks, walls, etc., are individually controllable to support detailed aspects; examples: Outdoor athletics stadium with an additional running track with biomechanical measuring stations, indoor athletics centre with height-adjustable running track, 50-m swimming pool with video crane rail or diving tower with underwater video observation window
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research is focussed on sport and movement as an overall point of reference with the guiding themes: Performance (recording, evaluation and control of physical, mental and inter-personal performance), health (physical, psychological and social aspects of well-being and age-appropriate functional ability), society (analysis of the development and control of sport-related social structures and action, and the associated effects), education (research and teaching of aspects of normative, develop personality, educational and representational)
  • Support for founders
    Students, graduates and scientists interested in founding a company are advised and supported by the Research and Young Scientists Department. The Department of Research and Young Academics advises and supports students, graduates and academics interested in setting up a business. The department works closely with the hochschulgründernetz cologne (hhgnc e.V.), which advises students, graduates and employees of Cologne's universities on all aspects of business start-ups (start-up advice/coaching, qualification programmes on start-up-related topics, funding advice and support).
  • Other special features
    Within scholarships awarded by the university, there is a category for students with a disability. Currently, six students with physical disabilities receive such scholarships. The university has its own counselling and support service for students with mental illnesses. The university is currently developing a health management system for students with the involvement of the AStA.
  • Further information on research activities
  • 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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