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Bachelor's Programme Sport Science


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)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 1014 Sports
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 628
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates
Admission procedure

» Information about the admission procedure (physical and motor competence)

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

(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.)

First Semester »

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

Second Semester »

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

Third Semester »

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

Fourth Semester »

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

Fifth Semester »

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

Sixth Semester »

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)

Graphic chart »

BA Sportwissenschaft_Studienverlauf 2015_en 

Qualification Profile and Skills

The increasing importance of movement and sports as a measure to maintain and recover or improve health, fitness and life quality, on the one hand, as well as the importance of competitive sport in society and economy, on the other hand, require scientifically well-founded knowledge of people who work in relevant occupational fields. The Bachelor's Programme Sport Science conveys the necessary basic skills and qualifications for the two main areas.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have subject-specific knowledge in the core disciplines of sport science. They possess detailed skills of the deciding factors for sporting performance and know about situation-specific application of the essential procedure of performance diagnostics and fundamental training methods. They are able to develop and implement short- and long-term training plans. They have didactic and organizational qualifications to deal with performance athletes and health-concerned sportspersons.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Bachelor's Programme Sport Science prepares graduates for occupational fields in

  • sport facilities, sport associations and fitness centres,
  • sport-scientific counselling,
  • movement and sports offers for children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens to promote and maintain or recover health in competitive, leisure, trend and adventure sports,
  • sports and movement programmes for workplace health promotion,
  • health, sports and adventure tourism,
  • sports equipment development and manufacturing,
  • health-oriented treatment centres and care facilities for general health promotion, prevention and therapy with specific movement and training intervention and rehabilitation,
  • competitive sports-oriented centres for all ages with comprehensive coaching (e.g. sport-specific special training, athletic training, preventive training),
  • research in the field of movement and sports.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary 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.

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
TAB = 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 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).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Furhter information about the study

Dean of Studies
Mag. Dr. Michael Barth, Bakk. MSc

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