New project about eSports

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The Universitätsgesellschaft Münster e.V. supports a new project about eSports led by Dr. Till Utesch. The project aims to examine sport psychological and educational perspectives on eSports and (teacher) education. Furthermore, it aims to start a discussion about educational potentials of eSports and to promote the awareness of related risks in university studies. The project continues the idea of the seminar (WS 2018/19) „eSports – Educational potential or health risk?“ (Utesch/Grade). It will be implemented in cooperation with the AStA Sportreferat (Colja Homann, Maximilian Strunk) in 2019.

Universidad de Valencia


Right at the start oft he new semester, you now have the opportunity to go abroad for a semester in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain and our fourth partner university down in the South. Valencia is known for ist historic centre, a big harbour and the famous Fallas, the spring festival. To study at the Universidad de Valencia, you need to speak Spanish and English fluently (level B1).
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Welcome freshmen!

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We invite the new cohort BSc Human Movement in Sport and Exercise for Monday, Oct 8th 3 p.m. to a general welcome session in room BSH 41. The cohort MSc Sports, Exercise and Human Performance we invite for a welcome session for 4 p.m., also in room BSH 41. Both groups are also cordially invited to take part in the official semester opening at 2 p.m. in Leo 21.

Reserach stay at Liverpool John Morris University

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Dr. Till Utesch visited the John Morris University in Liverpool to promote the close cooperation to the WWU Münster. Main focus of his stay was the close cooperation in post graduate qualification. Specifically, the evaluation of the physical education curriculum SAMPLE-PE (Skill Acquisition through Manipulation of the Physical Learning Environments during Physical Education) was discussed, which was delivered one semester in local primary schools. The curriculum was underpinned by motor, affective and cognitive development theories in children. It was implemented during one school term using different teaching strategies (direct instruction vs. non-linear pedagogy) by schooled teachers, who were now compared to a control group of untrained teachers. As a part of this research stay, Till Utesch ran a workshop about “Longitudinal Multilevel Modelling in PE Evaluation”, in which the special focus on the influence of the teacher level on the results from this randomized control trial.

More than 100 graduates honored during ceremony

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On April 13th, 2018, the grand hall of the WWU Schloss set the stage for this year's Graduation Ceremony of the Institute of Sports Sciences. All students of the BA, BSc and MA programs who completed their studies in the past year were honored in front of an audience of friends, family, and faculty. 

Tsukuba Summer Institute July 10-17

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As in years past, students of the Institute of Sports Science again have the opportunity to participate in the Tsukuba Summer Institute in Japan from July 10th to July 17th. The Tsukuba Summer Institute is an international program for undergraduate and graduate students of sport sciences. Possibly, students can apply for a scholarship of the University of Tsukuba, further information will follow.