Goals of the programs
The main goal of the program is the education regarding the achievement of profound and professional qualifications for the broad variety of occupational areas in the field of kinesiology and sport in the society. The program provides theoretical background and teaching skills of kinesiology, the achievement of practical skills in sports and leisure physical activity and the encouragement concerning the application of knowledge and skills to sport related concepts and to practice. The students receive a wide overview for the most important issues of health science and they are educated in related scientific procedures. They become familiar with testing, measuring and analysis devices used in social and natural sciences. They should be able to apply their knowledge into marketable concepts and occupational activities. The topics of the B.A. program are aligned to extracurricular tasks in the field of sports, health and fitness. The focus of the consecutive M.A. program relates to further exploration of the knowledge in the field of science and research.
Contents of the programs
The contents can be divided into three major fields:
- Theoretical aspects of social science related to sport (e.g.: sport pedagogy, sport psychology, sport history, sport sociology):This field covers the issues, methods and applied concepts of the social-related topics of learning, teaching, education, communication and the development with and through sport.
- Theoretical aspects of natural science related to sport (e.g.: training theory, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine): This field includes the issues, methods and applied concepts of the topics of motor function and motor skills in the area of motor learning, motor approach and performance.
- Specific aspects of sport and sport science (e.g.: sport and public health, sport management, sport administration, sport and media, sport and computer science, multimedia in sport): This field covers the most developing fields of sports focusing on trendsetting career opportunities. The students should be educated to develop and manage sport related projects, to analyze sports and motor skills and to set up sport related studies.
Structure of the programs
The B.A. kinesiology program is a three year program terminated by an exam after each year. The final exam after the third year is a baccalaureate exam. The consecutive graduate M.A. program is constituted with two additional semesters. Subsequently, six months are provided to finish the master thesis and four months are planned as the preparation period for the final master exam.
The structure of the B.A. program can be characterized as follows:
- Basic introduction to kinesiology (semester 1),
- Distribution of the theoretical and practical courses during the entire program (semester 1 to 6),
- Methods of research and data analysis (semester 1 to 3),
- Studies of the topics A, B, and C (semester 2 to 5).
The structure of the M.A. program can be characterized as follows:
- Enhancement regarding the studies of the topics A, B, and C (semester 1),
- Distribution of the M.A. modules (optional modules in two semesters),
- One additional theoretical and practical course (in one of the two semesters).
Latest and updated information about the programs are recorded at the homepage of the Institute of Sport and Sport Science.