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

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LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science

Faculty of Teacher Education

Duration / ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6 
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation
Mode of Study
Study Code
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
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.
Application » Information about the supplementary examination (physical and motor competence)
» Information about the admission procedure

*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)

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 cirteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
Source: WS 2017/2018

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).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examination must be passed:

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

(2) Successful passing of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3)  Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be adhered to.

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).

Recommendations for the First Semester »

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.

Recommendations for the Second Semester »

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 Promoting Posture
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Apparatus Gymnastics
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Swimming
  1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Football

  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.

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.

With the qualifications acquired during the Bachelor’s Programme further job opportunities, such as social and youth work or adult education, open up.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Master's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) Subject Movement and Sports

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Authorised Representative 
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Ruedl

Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Pauer

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