TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME: SUBJECT EXERCISE AND SPORT (MED)

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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Education (MEd)
Faculty Interfaculty Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
Department Interfaculty Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
ModeFull time
Study ID500
Admission Requirements To be admitted to the Master’s degree teacher training programme for the subject of Exercise and Sport, applicants must hold a BEd degree in Exercise and Sport.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the Master’s degree teacher training programme, students extend the  knowledge gained during their Bachelor’s degree in the following fields of specialization: (1) By gaining practical teaching experience, students will be able to use their knowledge and skills in order to teach pupils appropriately, to understand the system of school, and to locate the subject of Exercise and Sports respectively. (2) Students learn to conduct research and to adapt fundamental knowledge of the subject of Exercise and Sport from relevant fields of science (such as sports education, sports psychology, sports ecology, sports sociology, sports biology, kinesiology, biomechanics, training science), thematic fields (healthcare, performance and competition, games and design, social learning, taking risks and experience, security and risk management) and diversity (gender, age, culture, talent/impairments) for teaching at schools. 

Which career opportunities do I have?

The Master’s degree teacher training programme qualifies graduates for teaching the subject of Exercise and Sport at all secondary schools (levels I and II). Moreover, graduates are qualified to work in all occupations orientated towards education in the context of exercise and sport, and in research.

Why Salzburg?

With a unique campus, the Interfaculty Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology at the University of Salzburg is an internationally renowned location, which closely combines interdisciplinary research with teaching and application in the fields of school, health sports and high-performance sports, and which actively integrates students into numerous projects. Very good connections with schools, where students can gather teaching experience.

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subject Exercise and Sport
Advanced Sport Science12 ECTS
Methods of Sport Science12 ECTS
Advanced Research Skills and Techniques12 ECTS
Practice led by theory7 ECTS
Prevention and Exercise Therapy (WMK 1)
Teaching Methodology (‘Fachdidaktik’) and Management12 ECTS
Exercise, Nutrition and Healthcare 6 ECTS
Practical Experience and Scientific Supervision17 ECTS
High-Performance Sport (WMK 2)
Training and Management6 ECTS
Advanced High-Performance Sport12 ECTS
Practical Experience and Scientific Supervision17 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis20 ECTS
Master’s examination10 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hermann Schwameder

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hermann Schwameder
Head of the department

Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein Rif
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4859
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