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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Interfaculty Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
Department Interfaculty Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
ModeFull time
Study ID
D 066 825
Admission Requirements 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.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The Master’s degree course in Sport Science and Kinesiology is divided into the following core areas: Sport-scientific working – specialization; practice led by theory; specialization in prevention and exercise therapy (teaching methodology/’Fachdidaktik’ and management, exercise, nutrition and health, work placements and scientific supervision); specialization in high-performance sports (training and management, specialization in high-performance sports, work placements and scientific supervision); optional subjects; composition of a Master’s thesis and Master’s examination.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Occupational fields: sports therapist in medical institutions, management in clinical institutions, rehabilitation centres and nursing homes, research in scientific or medical institutions/enterprises, leadership roles or consulter in workplace and public health promotion, diagnostical and consulting occupations in high-performance and popular sport, collaboration with a coaching staff of professional sports clubs, leadership roles in the industry (manufacturers of sports equipment) and research institutions, training consultancy and personal coaching.

Why Salzburg?

A unique campus, a close combination of theory and practice, state of the art laboratories and sports facilities, scientific findings in applied research are directly transported to the students, strong international presence, numerous research projects in cooperation with prestigious business enterprises, students are offered a very good curriculum ranging from sociology to biomechanics, numerous projects with business partners where students are actively integrated.

How is the course structured?

Sport Science and Kinesiology MSc
Sportwissenschaftliche Vertiefung12 ECTS
Sportwissenschaftliche Methoden12 ECTS
Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten – Vertiefung12 ECTS
Theoriegeleitete Praxis7 ECTS
Prävention und Trainingstherapie (WMK 1) – Fachdidaktik
und Management
Prävention und Trainingstherapie (WMK 1) – Bewegung,
Ernährung und Gesundheit
Prävention und Trainingstherapie (WMK 1) – Praktika
und wissenschaftliche Begleitung
Leistungssport (WMK 2) – Training und Management6 ECTS
Leistungssport (WMK 2) – Vertiefung im Leistungssport12 ECTS
Leistungssport (WMK 2) – Praktika und wissenschaftliche Begleitung17 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis20 ECTS
Master’s examination10 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günter Amesberger

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günter Amesberger
Head of the curriculum committee

Rifer Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein Rif
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4857
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001