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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Science (MSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· To be admitted to the Master’s degree course in
Sport Science and Kinesiology, applicants must hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Kinesiology.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
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 Science and Kinesiology

Are you already a student at the PLUS and want to take up this study program as well – or switch? Please contact the Office of Admissions via the link below.

If you still need help or advice after enrolling (registering for a study program), you will find important links here.

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students in the gym

What will I learn?
The Master’s programme in Sport and Exercise Science: Therapy-Health-Performance intends to deepen knowledge and to develop competences in sport and exercise science. In particular, students are enabled to work on complex tasks and problems in both research and application contexts. For this purpose, a clear professional field orientation towards specific target groups is pursued. The Master’s degree programme in Sport and Exercise Science builds on the Bachelor’s degree programme in Sport and Exercise Science and imparts all the competences that are required according to the training ordinance of the Federal Minister of Health (Federal Law Gazette II No. 460/2012) for the practice of training therapy in accordance with the Medical Assistant Professions Act. In addition, the Master’s degree programme in Sport and Exercise Science: Therapy-Health-Performance allows for focus to be set in the areas of training therapy, health-oriented sports or competitive sports. Students will acquire scientifically sound practical competence (evidence-based practice) and practically sound scientific competence (practice-based evidence). Graduates are qualified for management and leadership positions in the relevant professional fields and are able to further develop the relevant field against the background of their expertise.

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.

sports lab

Which career opportunities do I have?
Occupational fields: Training therapist in medical institutions; occupations on middle management level in clinics, rehabilitation centres, and retirement homes; research activity in scientific institutions or medical companies; management or advisory function in companies or public health promotion centers; diagnostic and training advisory activity in top-level sports and mass sports; collaboration in the coaching staff of professional sports clubs; managerial activities in industry (e.g. sports equipment manufacturers) and research institutions; training advice and personal coaching.

Postgraduate degree:
Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences


Prof. Würth

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

Rifer Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein Rif

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4854


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