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Bachelor's Programme Health and Competitive Sports

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level Bachelor (First Cycle)
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code C 033 628
Curriculum University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 27 2007, Issue 41, No. 207 (2007W)
Admission Requirements Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examination Examination to demonstrate suitable physical fitness must be completed satisfactorily before admission to the study programme.

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
 Outstanding performance
= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

March 2019

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).

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.)

First Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Health and Competitive Sports
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Anatomy/Physiology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Ball Sports/Active Games

Second Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Sports Sociology/Sports Psychology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Kinesiology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Additional Medical Basics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Basic Sports

Third Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Research Methods
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Biomechanics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Training Sciences
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Gymnastics/Relaxation Techniques

Fourth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Sports Education
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Prevention: Muscoloskeletal System/Motor Learning
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Skiing

Fifth Semester »

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Applied Training Sciences
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Prevention: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System/Metabolism
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Alpine Sports

Sixth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Applied Sports Psychology and Sociology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Recreational Sports
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Didactics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor Thesis: Health and Competitive Sports

Graphic chart »

Recommended course sequence for Bachelor Programme Health and Competitive Sports

Qualification Profile and Skills

Movement and sports are becoming increasingly important as preventive and therapeutic measures to maintain health, fitness and quality of life, and, in the area of competitive sports, for business and society. Sound scientific knowledge is thus necessary for those who work in responsible positions in such areas. The Bachelor's Programme Health and Competitive Sports conveys fundamental knowledge and key qualifications for the following areas:

  • Knowledge of the core disciplines of sports science: kinesiology, biomechanics, training science, anatomy, performance physiology, sports education, sports psychology, sports sociology;
  • In-depth knowledge of fundamentals, diagnoses and procedures in the central health areas (cardio-vascular, metabolism, well-being, musculoskeletal and support apparatus, coordination, immune system) and of special limitations in mobility and problematic behaviour; specific intervention approaches for performance and endurance are analysed theoretically and implemented practically (e.g. training programmes). Skills also include knowledge of first aid and measures for complaints and injuries;
  • Competence in the development and critical analysis of exercise programmes;
  • Detailed knowledge of factors influencing performance.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to develop, assess and apply scientific developments in the areas of health and sports science and to apply their skills in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess problem-solving skills based on sound scientific theories and methods.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Areas of occupational activity, which may also involve a high degree of social relevance, include preventive health institutions, health centres, rehab centres, fitness centres, health and spa centres, care facilities for particular groups (e.g. alcoholism, physical disability, post-operative care), training facilities, schools with an athletic focus, sports administration, sports clubs and associations, sports in tourism, commercial sports providers, company sports and personal coaching.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
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Information for students with disabilities 

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