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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Science (BSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· additional requirement: Sporting aptitude admission test (prior to enrolment!)
· Please find further criteria, exam dates and the online
application on our  website
· In order to be admitted to the Bachelor’s degree course in
Sport and Exercise Science, applicants must hold the
‘Matura’ or another higher education entrance qualification,
and successfully pass the supplementary examination
which assesses students’ kinetic skills and abilities.
· Moreover, students must have basic alpine skiing skills.
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
 Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Language level required   German B2

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What will I learn?
In this bachelor’s degree programme you will deal with scientific issues of physical and sporting activity as well as the individual and social relevance of sport and exercise. You will acquire a profound core knowledge in sport and exercise science that provides access to international Master’s studies in this field. In addition, you will learn to apply sports science findings to specific target groups. Core issues are: – the development of a physically active lifestyle that aims on the promotion of motor development, health and performance across the lifespan, the design of leisure time, and the prevention of diseases, – the optimisation of the bio-psycho-social performance prerequisites (1) for practising competitive sport, and (2) for coping with the demands of life and work, – the preparation for the use of sport and exercise in a therapeutic context with the aim of deepening training therapy competences in the Master’s programme. The programme follows a multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary approach.

running track

What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The campus in Hallein/Rif is embedded in a unique mountain scenery about 10 km south of Salzburg in the Salzach valley. It offers excellently equipped sports facilities, including sports halls, an athletics hall, tennis courts, beach volleyball facilities, a climbing tower, a slackline park and a stadium with grass pitches and a running track. Modern lecture halls and seminar rooms offer the best conditions for intensive study. The faculty’s subject library and well-equipped laboratories, including spiroergometry, motion capture system, force plates, EMG, running diagnostics, ultrasound, EEG and eye movement analyses round off the study opportunities. Studies at the department of sport and exercise are characterised by a close link between theory and practice. Through strong international networking and interdisciplinary research projects, students experience first-hand the implementation of sport and movement science findings in practice-relevant application contexts. A broad range of subjects that are highly connected to future-oriented professional fields forms the basis for a sustainable education.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Against the background of the ever-increasing importance of exercise and sport for society, graduates are competent to address the following areas and the corresponding target groups: – Leisure and fitness sports – Company sports – Competitive sports – Preventive and health-oriented sports Graduates of the Bachelor’s programme in Sport and Exercise Science have access to the following occupational and professional fields, among others: – Sports science counselling within the framework of the legally regulated profession of life and social counsellor (§ 119 para. 1 GewO 1994) – Occupations in sports organisations, sports associations and fitness centres – Leading exercise and sports programmes for children, young people, adults and senior citizens to promote health in the areas of competitive, recreational, trend and adventure sports. – Workplace health promotion – Adventure, leisure and sports tourism – Areas of health care – Basic scientific work in the field of exercise and sport If graduates positively complete the consecutive Master’s programme in Sport and Exercise Science: Therapy-Health-Performance, they acquire the prerequisites for working as a sports science training therapist in medical institutions (e.g. clinics, rehabilitation centres, physiotherapy practices, nursing and retirement homes) according to §§ 26-30 of the Medical Assistant Professions Act (MAB-G).

Postgraduate degree:
Sport and Exercise Science


Prof. Würth

Assoz.-Prof. Dipl. Psych. Dr. Sabine Würth
Head of the curriculum committee

Rifer Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein Rif

Tel.: +43(0)662-8044-4854


Fotos: © Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg | 1-4 v.l.  Kay Müller, 5 v.l. Sabine Würth