Sport Science (M.Sc.) – Movement and Wellbeing

From the point of view of human rights, human life goes beyond health without excluding or neglecting it. Whether wellbeing can be achieved without health or wellbeing is even necessary for health is one of the problems to be discussed in this master profile. Furthermore, we will teach a variety of methods for achieving wellness related to movement, nutrition and related activities as well as their philosophical backgrounds. The understanding of wellbeing and the methods for achieving this differs with cultural background. In addition to Western approaches, the traditional Chinese and Indian ways to well-being will be the focus of this Master's program. More specifically, some time for the studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda will be spent in China and India at our partner universities.

Another major aim of this master program is the study of contemporary scientific methods based on western understanding of science in theory and practice for adequate measurement and diagnosis based on psychophysiological variables. Measuring brain states on the basis of the electro-magnetic and haemodynamic activity of the brain, effects on different heart beat dependent variables, changes of skin resistance, variations in the infrared spectrum or the changes in gas discharge are just a few examples that will be taught for precise diagnosis of changes related to wellness.


Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Period of studies: 4 Semester

Start: Only in summer semester

Language: English (required language certificate: English Level B-2)

Professional Fields: As a graduate, you can provide training in medical assistant professions, health management consulting, holistic diagnostics and therapeutic recommendations for athletes and patients. And of course, you can also apply for another postgraduate or Ph.D.-program.

Study Plan:

1st semester

Methodological and Epistemological Foundations
Movement and Wellbeing Individually and Socially
Complex Systems and Sport Psychology

2nd semester

Related Transdisciplinary Aspects
Movement and Wellbeing Projects
Key Qualifications

3rd semester (study abroad)

Movement and Wellbeing in Ayurveda and Yoga (Ujire, India: Mar./Apr.)
Movement and Wellbeing in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Shanghai, China: Sep./Oct.)
Specialized Internship

4th semester

Master’s Thesis

Deadlines: October 1st - November 15th

Should places of study become available again after the completion of the succession procedures, such places will be allocated by drawing lots. Online registration for participation in the lottery procedure for the summer semester 2020 starts on 01.02. and ends on 28.02.2020. Further information is available here (only available in German).

Required Bachelor's degree: Sport & Sports Science (B. A. or B. Sc.) under certain conditions Sport (B. Ed.) with the combination of subjects of Sport and a specific subject.

If a Bachelor's degree certificate is not available by the end of the application period, an application is still possible
(a) if at least 135 credit points of academic achievement are certified or
(b) on the basis of a provisional certificate of recognition for foreign degrees.

(a) International students will find information on the application procedure here.
(b) German students via student admission office of the JGU (Studierendensekretariat)
⇒ to the application procedure (in German)

Admission restrictions: Restricted in semesters 1 to 3

N° of participants: max. 20 students per year

During the third semester you will acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of Ayurveda and Yoga in India (Feb./Mar.) as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Qigong in China (Sep./Oct.). In order to provide you with a well-founded and genuine insight into the 'motherlands' of Ayurveda and Yoga and also TCM and Qigong, we conduct these events at our partner universities: the College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences in Ujire (India) and the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China).

We offer both modules as an extended course: In an 8-week training you will first learn the necessary theoretical basics of both healing systems. The associated therapeutic applications are then learned and applied in clinical internships in hospitals and practices. In addition, you will learn practical basic elements of Yoga and Qigong and how to teach them.

Information on Stays Abroad Summer Semester 2020
Informationen zu den Auslandsaufenthalten im Sommersemester 2020

Aim of the internship is the application of the previous study contents in a professional practice as well as getting to know possible future occupational fields.

Internships can be completed at home and abroad, preferably at state-authorised and recognised institutions, and should be related to the Master's program topic. The interns are supervised by the internship institution and a teacher of the Master's program.

The duration of the internship is 11-15 weeks (450 hours, i.e. 30-40 hours per week). The internship is completed during the third semester and can be completed as part of the stay abroad.

Study plan (last update: 26.10.2018)

Examination Regulations (last update: 30.07.2018)
only available in German

Module Description (last update: 29.06.2018) 
The module handbook contains detailed information on scope, learning objectives, key qualifications, courses and examinations (German version see here)