Bachelor's Programme Sport Science

Curriculum (2015W)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

1014 Sports

Study Code
UC 033 628

Supplemental Examinations
Examination to demonstrate suitable physical fitness must be completed satisfactorily before admission to the study programme.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor Sport Science gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor Sport Science, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2015W curriculum is currently valid for the Bachelor's programme Sport Science.

Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. SL Sports Science (CM 1/1 h/3 ECTS-Credits).
  2. VO Introduction to Competitive Sports (CM 1/ 1 h/2.5 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO Introduction to Health Sports (CM 1/ 1 h/2.5 ECTS-Credits),

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits. (One ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours.)

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Sport Science
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Medical and Biological Aspects in Sports
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Psychological and Sociological Aspects in Sports

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Special Medical and Biological Aspects in Sports
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Movement Science and Biomechanics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Courses of Basic Sports

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Training Sciences
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Internship in Exercise Therapy - Musculoskeletal System
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Courses of Alpine Sports
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Empirical Methods
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Applied Training Sciences
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Internship in Exercise Therapy - Neurology/Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Internship in Exercise Therapy - Internal Diseases
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Sports Education
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Practical Courses of Sport for Health and Elite Sport
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialisation in Different Sports

15.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Extension in Sports
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (Internship in Exercise Therapy/Internship in Coaching/
                                 Advanced Topics in Sport Science)

BA Sportwissenschaft_Studienverlauf 2015_en

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 33.2= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 33.9
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 21.4
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 11.5
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Barth, Bakk. MSc

Furhter information about the study program

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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