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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 5,540 *
Number of master degree students 966
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points *

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 66.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 44.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points *
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's Not enough data available
Contact with work environment, master's Not enough data available
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 31.4
Third party funds per academic 104.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.9
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.5
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Sports facilities 1.4
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.4
Schoolpractice 2.5
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Sports facilities 1.4
Overall study situation 1.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,900
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre -
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) -

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
    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.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The DSHS Cologne maintains cooperation and exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide. Every year, about 150 students are sent abroad on the basis of these agreements. In addition to four Master’s programmes taught entirely in English: MSc in Sport Management, M.Sc. in Human Technology in Sports and Medicine, M.A. in International Sport Development and Politics, M.Sc. in Psychology in Sport and Exercise, the DSHS offers an international range of courses taught in English at the Bachelor level. There are also postgraduate and continuing-education study programmes in English.
  • 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
  • Support for founders
    Students, alumni and academics who are interested in setting up a business receive advice and support from the department for research and early career researchers on start-up opportunities and funding programmes. The department works closely with the hochschulgründernetz cologne (hhgnc e.V.), which advises students, alumni and staff members of the Cologne higher education institutions on all issues relating to setting up a business (start-up consulting/coaching, qualification programme on relevant topics, funding advice and support).
  • Further information on research activities
  • 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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