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Master's Programme Sport Science

Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 1014 Sports
Mode od Study
Study Code
UC 066 825
Curriculum Information on the curriculum (2015W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* 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)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Medical Principles
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Sports Education and Sports Psychology
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Kinesiology and Training Sciences
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Prevention and Rehabilitation
  •   5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Statistics, Empirical Methods
  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Theory Based Training (including Alpine Sports)

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 4 semesters or 120 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: Basics in Sport Science 1
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Methods in Sport Science 1+2
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Basics of Law in Therapy Training and Sports

Second Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Basics in Sport Science 2
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Topics in Sport Science
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Competencies Related to Sport Professions
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (Alpine Sports - Winter / Alpine Sports - Summer)

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Topics in Sport Science
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Competencies Related to Sport Professions
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (Practical Courses Related to Therapy Training/
                                 Practical Courses Related to Elite Sport)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (Internship in Exercise Therapy/
                                 Internship in Recreational Sport and Coaching)

Fourth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Preparation
27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defense

Graphic chart »

MA Sportwissenschaft_Studienverlauf 2019_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

Graduates of the Master’s Programme Sports Science are able to convey a comprehensive high-quality demand-oriented and targeted sports and movement offer. They are able to carry out scientific work independently and to implement research projects in different fields of health, popular and competitive sports.

Graduates have in-depth and advanced sport-scientific qualifications which enable them to hold sport-related management positions with wide-ranging planning and decision functions. Problem-solving strategies in new challenges and the elaboration of appropriate concepts and their successful realization are conveyed.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess well-founded knowledge to supervise training processes for different target groups and objectives. They are experts in analysing movement with the competence of supporting learning processes and technological developments. The programme conveys in-depth knowledge of the methods of empirical research and sportscientific measurement methods, and it qualifies students for critical evaluations. The study programme offers the possibility to acquire special scientific competences.

Graduates possess communicative skills to implement individual, group-related and organizational measures in sports or to counsel organisations and business companies in terms of sport- and movement-related issues.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified for supervising research projects in all areas of sport science. Combined with the successful completion of the Bachelor’s Programme in Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck and within the framework of the medical assistant professions law (MABG, BGBl. I No 89/2012, 3rd section), they possess defined qualifications the field „training therapy“.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 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
= 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

Further information about the study

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

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