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applied sports science with focus on interprofessional care in sports, m.sc.

faculty of applied natural sciences & industrial engineering




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Aspects of sport and exercise science are becoming increasingly important in the research areas of prevention, rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions. In the Master's degree programme in Applied Sports Science, you will be trained to become a scientifically reflective expert who can competently, creatively and critically perform managerial tasks in sports-related fields of action. The aim is to further deepen your sports science knowledge and skills. Nowadays, those who coach athletes work together in a team with colleagues from a wide range of professional fields. One focus of your training will therefore be team-oriented care and the equal appreciation of cooperation between all.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognition

The Master of Applied Sports Science at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology is certified by the NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP). This makes us one of the few universities in Germany to be awarded this prestigious NSCA ERP certification. The ERP seal of approval certifies the high-quality education within our master's programme and offers our students exclusive benefits, including easy and discounted access to NSCA's interprofessional qualifications such as the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Our students benefit in both the national and international sports markets with these certifications.

fact sheet applied sports science

Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)

ECTS points: 90

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: German

Application period: 15 April - 15 July

Admission requirements:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in a subject related to sports science (sports, medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology, medical or health informatics)
  • Bachelor's degree: Missing ECTS can be made up and applied for via this PDF.
  • Medical certificate confirming unrestricted fitness to do sports

Prerequisites: In-depth knowledge of basic Biology subjects

Main focus areas:

  • Training and load control
  • Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation
  • IT and digitalisation in sport
  • Sports medicine / sports rehabilitation
  • Sports psychology*

General study information:

  • The virtual lectures always take place on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • The virtual lectures are not held during the weeks in which the attendance blocks take place.
  • Attendance is compulsory for the attendance courses

Attendance block lectures:

The following presence lectures for block courses are scheduled for the summer semester 2024:

  • 22.-24.3.24
  • 21.-25.4.24
  • 27.-29.5.24
  • 5.7.-7.7.24

The following presence lectures for block courses are scheduled for the winter semester 2023/2024:

  • 4.-6.10.24
  • 4.-6.11.24
  • 9.-11.12.24
  • 17.-19.1.25


Download: Course flyer




career prospects

As a graduate of the Master's in Applied Sports Science, you will pursue professional fields of activity in the sports-related support team or in the sports-rehabilitative treatment team. You can also work as a trainer in sports clubs and sports associations, as a sports scientist in research institutions in elite sports and higher education, in health, prevention and rehabilitation institutions, in the field of health education or in occupational health management and health promotion. You are the person to talk to when it comes to innovatively and competently finding better training, treatment and nutrition approaches or scientifically dealing with problems. Your knowledge of performance diagnostics, training control, sports nutrition, sports medicine and performance physiology, digital sports equipment technology or IT applications in sports will then be in demand.
In scientific and practical studies, you will still find traditional models of interaction that you can renew and modernise for today's sport. Training, guidance and support in sports is characterised by a multitude of different professional fields, where your management focus lies on. Particular importance is attached to the development of concepts for cooperation in care teams by optimising interprofessional communication. The inclusion of interactive digital solutions such as mobile devices, wearables and telemedical procedures is essential in this area.

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Master's degree Applied Sport Science.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Technology in Sport 4 5
Interprofessional Communication in Sport 4 5
Exercise Monitoring, Training Control 4 5
Business Administration, Start Up, Self-Employment 4 5
Research Methodology and Statistics 4 5
Practice of the Sports: Health sports 4 5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Elective Module (Basic) 4 5
Psychology: Assessment Procedures in Sport 4 5
Elective Module (Specialisation) 4 5
Social Context Factors in Sport 4 5
Elective Module (Application) 4 5
Case Management / Clinical Reasoning 4 5
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Interprofessional Project Work 4 5
Psychology: Training and Coaching 4 5
Practice of Sports - Elite Sports 4 5
Master Thesis   15