Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education)

Subject: Physical Education

Curriculum (2015W)


KPH - Edith Stein . Universität Mozarteum . PH Tirol . PH Vorarlberg . LFU Innsbruck

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

8 semesters/240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)

Mode of Study

Language of Instruction

Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

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

Programme Coordination
LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science
Faculty of Teacher Education

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

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation

Study Code
UC 198 452 xxx | UC 198 xxx 452

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Information about the admission procedure

Information on the Curriculum 

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) The following exams have to be taken during the studies induction and orientation phase, which takes place in the first semester:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  2. Anatomy, VO 2, 4 ECTS-Credits

(2) Before the full completion of the introductory study and orientation phase, students can participate in courses amounting to 22 ECTS credits.

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).

4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Anatomy
4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Exercise Physiology
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VO Sports Sociology
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Active Games
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Fitness Gymnastics with Music
  1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Ice-Skating

Basics of Educational Science
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Introduction to Scientific Working
4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Movement Science
  1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Football
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Apparatus Gymnastics
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Swimming
  1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Racket Sport

Basics of Educational Science
  3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PR Dealing with the Challenges as a Teacher at School - Teaching Practice I

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

Course Sequence (incl. Basics of Educational Science)

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) qualifies its graduates as teachers in the selected subjects of general education / specializations for all secondary schools (Neue Mittelschule, Polytechnische Schule, Academic Secondary Schools,  Intermediate and Higher Technical and Vocational Schools). This study programme also meets the requirements for teaching in intermediate and higher schools in the South Tyrol *. It consists of a Bachelor’s Programme and a subsequent Master’s Programme. It covers training in general education science, a pedagogical-practical training and a subject-specific and subject-didactic education in the two selected teaching subjects.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Secondary School Teacher Training Programme for the subject of Physical Education have acquired the following subject-specific and didactic skills:

  • Basic knowledge of sports education, sports psychology, sports sociology, movement science, biomechanics; training sciences, sports medicine and sports ecology;
  • Well-developed level of sports motor skills and sport-specific skills;
  • Knowledge of appropriate diagnostic procedures for the assessment of individual learning prerequisites and the application of adequate measures for improving the performance;
  • Skills to train pupils in the fields defined by the school’s curriculum in consideration of the pupils’ individual ability to perform;
  • Strong subject-didactic competences to productively deal with heterogeneous prerequisites of the pupils; They are able to design a gender- and diversity-sensitive as well as inclusive classes in a professional way.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of movement science that can be adequately applied in the design of educational and teaching-learning processes using a diverse repertoire of teaching methods.
  • Critical examination of the cultural phenomenon of sport and addressing relevant aspects in class.

* South Tyrolean teacher education students have to fulfil specific prerequisites, if they want to teach in South Tyrol. For information contact the Office for South Tyrolean Affairs.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Development of a sufficient degree of self-experience and skills in all sports-practical basics;

Knowledge of methodical-didactical principles for teaching sports-motor skills and sports-specific skills;

Knowledge and application of safety concepts for dealing with situations of danger and risk in physical education;

Support in the design of the school as healthy living space through exercise and sports and involvement in school sports development.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) are admitted to the corresponding Master’s Programme and can provisionally start their teaching service in the chosen general education subject in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phase.

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 37.7= 100%
 2 GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 35.8
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 19
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 7.5
 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

Further information about the study

Authorised representative for subject training and didactics
Dr. Werner Kirschner

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann

Informations for students from South Tyrol* 
Office for South Tyrolean Affairs
*For students from South Tyrol, there are special requirements if they want to teach in South Tyrol.

Informations for students with disabilities
Disability Office

Information about the Programme

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