Saarland University

Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine + Institute of Sports Science

Introduction

Transcending boundaries is a hallmark of Saarland University – no matter whether these are geographical borders, cultural boundaries, barriers between academic disciplines, or outmoded divisions between academia and economic and cultural life.

For anyone interested in understanding the science behind elite and high-performance sports in all its many different forms and in acquiring both theoretical expertise and practical skills in this field, the English-language Master's degree programme 'High-Performance Sport' at Saarland University could be the programme for you. In addition to offering advanced modules in research methodology and statistics, the programme curriculum also covers the sub-disciplines of sport medicine, sport psychology, training science and the socioeconomics of high-performance sports.

The focus of the M.Sc. programme is on topics of current interest in international elite-level sports: What training methods are used? How do we conduct meaningful performance diagnostics? Which aspects of sport medicine and sport psychology need to be taken into account? What structures exist in the field of international elite sports? How do talent identification and talent development programmes work? What does an effective anti-doping strategy look like?

Students on the programme also gain a deeper understanding of performance physiology, injury prevention and sports nutrition. They become acquainted with internationally recognized elite training and diagnostic programmes and learn to independently plan elite-level training sessions. Other topics covered include stress management, endurance training, performance improvement and anti-doping measures. Graduates from the programme find career opportunities in the global market for professional and high-performance sports, or working in universities at home and abroad, in national or international sport associations and federations and in professional sports clubs.

Saarbrücken is the ideal location for studying this wide-ranging Master's programme. Close cooperative ties exist between the Saarland/Rhineland-Palatinate Olympic Training Base, the Saarland Sports Federation and those departments at Saarland University's Sports Science Institute with an interest in high-performance and elite sports.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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MSc

MSc in High-Performance Sport

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Mitte

The international Master of Science High-Performance Sport is hosted by the Institute of Sports Science and the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University in Saarbruecken (Germany) and starts with the upcoming winter term (October 2018). [+]

The international Master of Science High-Performance Sport is hosted by the Institute of Sport Science and the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University in Saarbruecken (Germany) and starts with the upcoming winter term (October 2018).

It aims at qualifying sports scientists for jobs in professional and performance-oriented sport and for academic positions that focus on research fields relevant for high-performance athletes. This international Master´s program has a regular duration of four semesters in which 120 ECTS (often referred to as ´Credit points´or CP in German) must be gained.

The programme is accredited as a full-time, on-site degree programme. The number of participants is limited. In total, 20 places are available, and students can usually begin the Master´s programme in the winter semester of each year (October to March). Students with an undergraduate degree in sports science or related fields are allowed to apply.... [-]