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Sports (B.A.) (two subjects)


Sports Science is involved in questions of sport and movement in the broadest sense. In the foreground, this involves the contemplation of sports in theory and practice. At Göttingen, this takes place from various perspectives: educational, didactic, sociological, medical, training and movement-based perspectives. In addition, you can improve your sporting ability in practical sports courses.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
restricted admission (application to the University)
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The polyvalent Bachelor of Arts aims to give students the skills they need in order to conduct independent scientific work. They will acquire extensive knowledge, skills and abilities as learn the historical correlations, as well as examine and practically apply methods and theories of Sports Science. The programme is divided into basic, optional compulsory and optional modules. An example of a standard course of study can be found on the site of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The subject foci in Göttingen include, among others, Child, Youth, and School Sports, Sports in Prevention and Rehabilitation, Contemporary History of Sports in its Economic Correlations.

One requirement for successfully studying in this programme is good knowledge of sports motorics and human biology and good knowledge of the English language. Applicants whose knowledge is poor in these fields are suggested to improve their knowledge in these areas before beginning with the Bachelor’s programme.

Graduates of the B.A. programme with the polyvalent profile will, depending upon their selected second subject, find occupational opportunities foremost in the field of business, in sports clubs and associations, with the mass media as well as with health institutions.

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In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

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As of the summer semester 2018, a sports ability test to take up a sports degree programme is no longer required.

Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University

Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


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