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-F 1014 Sports
Mode od Study
Study Code
C 066 825
Curriculum University of Innsbruck Bulletin May 28 2015, Issue 58, No. 441 (2015W)*
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent

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

Source: Academic year 2016/2017

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).


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 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)

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

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
  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 »

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

Graphic chart »

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Qualification Profile and Skills

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Expected Learning Outcomes

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Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

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Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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

Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Ruedl

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