Bachelor of Science - Human Movement in Sports and Exercise

The Bachelor of Science „Human Movement in Sports and Exercise” is a bachelor programme that contains 180 ECTS. It is geared towards those students who are interested in the scientific and medical aspects of human movement and sports, as well as research-oriented activities in academia and/or other institutions. The programme consists of 15 modules including a bachelor's thesis, distributed over six semesters. During these semesters you will learn about different theories and concepts in the fields of sports sociology, sports psychology, training, motor function and several others. Special attention will be given to research methods within each of the disciplines. Practice-oriented courses will be offered in the field of rehabilitation and competitive sports.

The aims of the programme can be divided into two main branches – acquiring knowledge (1) and applying research methods in empirical research (2).
The students will learn about physical activity and its consequences and effects - be it through rehabilitation, competitive sports or any other form of exercise (1).
The second aim is to familiarize students with various methods and techniques that are used in applied and fundamental research, and to help them present their findings to both scientific and non-scientific audiences (2).

Some modules will focus on theoretical and practical aspects and try to connect these two parts. In the more specific modules of the programme the students will have time to develop their own research questions and explore these by conducting their own study.
Selected modules of the programme will focus on issues related to gender and diversity, and on ethical issues of science and research.

The study programme will be almost exclusively in English. In semester 5 the students can go abroad if they wish to do so (possibly extending this period into semester 6). This time can and should also be used to gather ideas for a possible bachelor thesis. Also visit the website of the International office for more information.

Overview of the module structure of the program 

The Bachelor of Science „Human Movement in Sports and Exercise” has a workload of 180 ECTS, spread over 15 modules. The information in the links below is also available for download as pdf (2014, 2018, 2020).

Modul Responsible lecturer and Title study regulation PO 14// PO 18// PO 20
1 Basic Module (Bohn) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
2 Lecture Module (Eils) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
3 Professional Acting in Elite Sports (Julian) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
4 Research Design and Statistics (Strauß) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
5 Neuromotor Control and Modelling (Wagner) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
6 Gender and Diversity (Meier) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
7 Internship in Sport and Exercise Organizations (Bohn) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
8 Sport Psychology (Strauß) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
9 Neurocognition and Performance (Voelcker-Rehage) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
10 Data Acquisition and Data Analysis (Wagner) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
11 Professional Acting in Health Sports (Julian) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
12 Experimental Research Projects (Dreiskämper) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
13 Scientific Internship (Tietjens) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
14 Supervision and Coaching (Bohn) 2014 // 2018 // 2020
15 Final Module (Meier) 2014 // 2018 // 2020


  • Study regulations

    Students, starting their studies in WT 14/15-17/18 are studying according to the study regulations of 2014.

    Students, starting their studies in WT 18/19 are studying according to the Amendments to the study regulations of 2018.

    Students, starting their studies in WT 20/21 will study according to the study regulations of 2020.

  • Prerequisites for application

    German nationals require the Allgemeine Hochschulreife (certificate of general qualification for university entrance) in order to apply. International appliclants require a (high-school) diploma that is comparable to this.

    A test of English or German as a foreign language is not required.


  • Start of the program

    All information regarding application deadlines can be found here.


    Application website of the WWU:

  • Timetables

    Timetables for the winter semester 2021 / 2022 can be downloaded on the following pages as .pdf files for the respective year.

    1st semester

    3rd semester

    5th semester

  • Dates, deadlines and degree relevant information in diff. modules

     Here you can find the plan of the examinations in the current semester as a Link

    Degree relevant information in different modules

    While in most of the modules the module descriptions clearly state the obligations for module examinations (e.g., written exam in M1, M5, M6, M8, M9, multiple written exams in M2, we’d like to inform regarding some specific regulations in different modules

    In module 3, a portfolio or group exam is examined concerning the contents of S1 and integrates aspects of S2. For example, students have to prepare a minimum 5 pages portfolio. The topic of the portfolio should connect one topic of the fundamentals seminar with a seminar in elite sports. An official cover-sheet has to be used when submitting the module examination. Please find all necessary information in the module manual.

    download the cover-sheet as pdf

    Beginning next semester, new regulations will apply to final reports, which you can find HERE.

    In module 4, a written examination on all seminar contents in mandatory. Besides, a written report basing on a task that is presented in the seminar “Interpretation in statistics”. Aim of this report is to apply the learned knowledge on concrete data examples.

    In module 10, students are to register for one oral examination and one poster as an examination. These exams are to be registered separately to the seminars. In any of the courses only one of these two exams parts can be registered.

    In module 11, a final module examination is written in the form of a reflective paper of 5 pages. The reflective paper could e.g. focus on the anticipated learning outcomes formulated within the module description and filled with own examples that were experienced during the different courses. An official cover-sheet has to be used when submitting the module examination. Please find all necessary information in the module manual.

    download the cover-sheet as pdf

    Beginning next semester, new regulations will apply to final reports, which you can find HERE.

    In module 12, a research project is to be developed and conducted with or in one of the four departments. Specific regulations can differ between the departments. The project must be supervised by one of the lecturers of the department. A poster is to be presented at the end of the project. Poster and presentation are to be graded as one final module grade. Please take note that you have to register for project and module exam in QISPOS

    In module 13, the internship has to be planned at least 8-10 months beforehand. A general introduction with all departments takes place annually in October/November. There, all procedures and possibilities are announced. You must apply for an internship at the department. It is possible to find an institution abroad by your own, with a supervisor or to apply for a specific collaboration partner. The module is to be finished with and graded by a written report of about 15 pages. This report should include a scientific part (e.g., an own project conducted within the internship or a specific data analysis) of about 10 pages and a reflection part of about 5 pages. The regulations are to be negotiated with the department and the supervisor. Please take note that you have to register for the Internship and the report in QISPOS.

    In module 15, the BA thesis has not to be registered via QISPOS but by an official template at the “Prüfungsamt” (examination office). For the disputation, that can either take place while the thesis in progress or afterwards, you do not have to register as the supervisor gets the template to fill in that you have passed this study obligation when the thesis is handed out to him.


    An official registration-sheet has to be used for registration of the Bachelor thesis at examination office.



    1. No science lunch break this Wednesday: Actually, a talk about individual career pathways was planned but as there was so much about this topic last week in the student inhouse conference, we will skip this meeting. But:
    2. Herewith comes the invitation for the next lunch break for June 30th, 2.00 – 4.00 pm in presence (and hybrid) with Ross Julian, Lena Fennen, Shu Ling Tan and Maike Tietjens on the internships (Intro, Q&A, Application, Procedure, Report etc.). Meeting point is the tent next to the Ballsporthalle (so take a coffee from Campus café and meet 50m away, it will be a great session)
    3. Click here for the upcoming open lab talks for this semester.
    4. Just for those thinking about applying for the MSc this semester: The regulation that a double immatriculation is possible has not been decided finally so far. If you are interested in this regulation, please check the pages of the student service regularly.
    5. For BSc M3 and M11: From next semester onwards, new regulation for the final reports in these modules apply (see M3 / M11 above).
  • Approval of accomplishments


    If you have completed (part of) another course of study before the BSc. HuMSE and want to have individual areas from this education recognized for the achievements in the BSc. degree, the following regulation applies as of 01.06.2021:


    1. Please fill out the application form.
      1. Check in your study regulations for which seminar or module you specifically want to apply for approval.
      2. Then enter as clearly as possible the course you want to recognize.
      3. Enter the course and examination number for which you would like to receive credit for the work you have already completed.
      4. Please also enter the grade that should be recognized.
    2. Send this form for examination to the examination board including the proofs of the seminars for which you request approval.
    3. After initial review, you will receive feedback. Please adjust it regarding the feedback, sign it and send it to the review board.


    Please note that the submission deadline for approvals in each semester is 11/20 and 5/20, respectively. We make every effort to ensure that processing does not exceed a length of 4 weeks from the deadlines, so that timely consideration for QISPOS registration is taken into account.


    If you have any queries, please contact Prof. Dr. Heiko Wagner directly.

  • Scientific Internship

    In the Scientific Internship, students work on a scientific question within the scope of the activities of the receiving institution. The internship provides insights into the work processes of scientific activities and prepares for the subsequent bachelor thesis. Contacts for future careers can also be established.

    More information


  • Employability

    Vocational orientation and employability in the Bachelor's program “Human Movement in Sports and Exercise”

    Aim of the study program
    The Bachelor of Science "Human Movement in Sports and Exercise" focuses on multidisciplinary research into human movement: it is a research-oriented course. The interdisciplinary program (neurosciences, sports psychology, sports medicine, biomechanics, etc.) enables students to develop their own profile: by specializing in one of the sub-disciplines and by choosing the topic of their Bachelor's thesis. The bachelor's degree therefore imparts competencies that can be used in the areas of sport and exercise mentioned under “professional fields”.

    Professional skills
    The Institute of Sports Science focuses on imparting the following job-related knowledge and skills:

    Expertise in sports and human movement
    The students acquire the scientific foundations of the (athletic) moving human body. They get to know the fields of application of sport from professional high-performance sport to rehabilitation sport to health-related sport with the elderly and can reflect on theories about moving people as to their suitability for specific fields of application.
    This expertise forms a solid basis for science-based activities related to sports and exercise.

    Research skills: research skills, research methods and analytical skills
    After completing their studies, students are able to plan and carry out their own sports science studies and intervention programs, collect and evaluate data, reflect on and communicate results. These skills are not only necessary for later activities in the research area. They are also very valuable for applications in competitive and elite sports, in rehabilitation sports and in the development of sports equipment, analysis programs, diagnostic tools and medical aids in the context of human movement.

    Practical sports skills
    The focus of the course is on the acquisition of scientific knowledge and research methods. However, to a lesser extent, students also acquire practical sports skills that are required in fields of activity in competitive and elite sports (Olympic training centers, professional clubs), but also in movement diagnostics and training science. Students who want to enter these professional fields should deepen their practical sports skills, e.g. through internships in these areas.

    Ability to analyze intervention programs in competitive, health and rehabilitation sports
    Students get to know programs in competitive and elite sport as well as in health and rehabilitation sport for individuals and groups, and learn to analyze and reflect on them. Thus, they acquire the basic tools to be able to reflect the instruction of sports groups to a limited extent, e.g. in rehabilitation centers, but also in clubs and Olympic training centers. If you want to concentrate on sports group management as a job, you often need additional qualifications (e.g. trainer license for rehabilitation sports).

    Soft skills: presentation skills, teamwork, gender and diversity skills
    Ability to present: The students of the bachelor's degree program learn and practice how to prepare and present self-researched information orally and written in English in accordance with the addressee. Through their bachelor's thesis and their disputation, they show that they can examine a topic of their choice at a high level and can reflect and present their results convincingly.
    Ability to work in a team: Through group presentations and working on joint examinations, the students of the bachelor's degree program gain experience working in changing teams. Teamwork is of great relevance for numerous professional fields and especially for project-related activities.
    Gender and diversity skills: Students can reflect on gender and diversity-related phenomena in sport and master the gender and milieu-sensitive dealings with sports people after completing their studies. This knowledge is particularly helpful when planning strategies, measures and programs in sport, but e.g. also for the disabled or age-appropriate design of sports and training facilities.

    English as the language of science and work
    Through the constant use of English both for specialist reading and in class, students acquire routine language skills that open up to them the German and English-speaking international job market.

    Occupational fields
    Since the Bachelor of Science "Human Movement in Sports and Exercise" is still relatively new, a professional home for the graduates of this course is still to be developed.
    With the bachelor's degree, graduates can enter a profession in which research into human movement is important and in which sport and exercise-related scientific knowledge is communicated and applied. In order to start a career with a bachelor's degree, mostly collaborative and less often managerial functions come into question. For the latter, it is often necessary to gain additional professional experience for a few years or to complete a master's degree.
    The postgraduate master's degree and, if necessary, the subsequent doctoral studies make it possible to expand and deepen scientific qualifications. Research activities in the natural and behavioral sciences of sports and exercise science in university clinics, university and research institutions generally require such an advanced master's degree, often also a doctorate. The Bachelor of Science "Human Movement in Sports and Exercise" as the first training level prepares very well for this further qualification and career path with its strong research orientation.
    Depending on the focus of your studies, existing further qualifications and work experience, areas of activity also open up in rehabilitation facilities (e.g. hospitals or outpatient rehabilitation centers), scientific publishers (lecturers or scientific advisory activities), sporting goods manufacturers and companies that are involved in the development of medical aids, analysis programs and diagnostic instruments in the context of movement (e.g. measuring systems for recording movement; ergonomic applications such as school knapsacks or furniture).
    Another professional field lies in the areas of sports policy / administration / management, in which decisions must be made, communicated and implemented based on scientific findings. This includes sports (specialist) associations, health and accident insurance companies, social agencies, ministries, insurance companies, general educational institutions or welfare organizations.
    It should be noted that for some professional fields, additional qualifications are required in addition to the degree. For example, in addition to very good skills in writing texts, a position in scientific publishers often also requires initial work experience (e.g. through internships or assistant positions). For associations, insurance companies or public service positions, additional qualifications in business administration, economics, law, political and administrative knowledge can facilitate the start of a career, depending on the desired activity.

    Career orientation: how does it work?
    The course “Human Movement in Sports and Exercise” with the acquired competencies and attributes forms a very good basis for entry into different professional and occupational fields. However, students are responsible for their individual professional orientation, i.e. their own assessment of their strengths and inclinations, combining their study qualifications with other individual skills and characteristics, and comparing them with the opportunities in the professional world.
    Career orientation is just as much a part of the course as the selection of a topic for the final thesis. Those who deal with their own professional orientation early on can set many course for themselves on the way to the professional world. The Institute for Sports Science and the Career Service support you in career orientation e.g. through the e-learning unit "The internship in ten steps", which you will work on in module 7 for the first time. In addition to a wide range of seminars and lots of information, the Career Service also offers one-on-one counseling. Information with videos on professional orientation can be found here: Link

    Individual profiling options
    During your studies, you have various options for developing your individual professional profile and thus aligning yourself with later activities: during the course itself, but also next to it and afterwards.

    During your studies

    Major areas of study
    The options in the modules M10 "Data Acquisition and Data Analysis" and M12 "Experimental Research Project" in training science, sports psychology, sports medicine, biomechanics etc. enable you to first specialize in one of the sub-disciplines. In module M14 "Coaching and Supervision in Scientific and Personal Skills" there is the opportunity to reflect on yourself and to design your own profile.
    The two practical phases in Module 7 and Module 13 enable you to get to know possible occupational fields, areas of activity and employers. In addition, you will gain valuable experience and skills that will facilitate your professional orientation and thus often your career entry.
    Choosing the topic of the bachelor's thesis gives you in-depth expertise in a field of knowledge. The choice of methodology, how you work on the research object, sharpens your methodological competence in one area.
    Voluntary participation in offers from the WWU
    Depending on availability, you can voluntarily acquire additional competencies in other subjects at the WWU. This can be, for example, specialist skills in another course of study, modern foreign languages in the language center, but also IT, methodological and social skills, e.g. in the ZIV, in the Center for Rhetoric or in the Center for Philosophy of Science. In addition to soft skills, you can also attend seminars in the Career Service that help you with your own professional orientation and compilation of your individual profile. You can find the current semester program of the Career Service here. Link

    Alongside my studies
    Whether as a student assistant, in the call center or as a waitress in a café - part-time jobs not only provide you with additional income, but also valuable skills that contribute to your individual profile.
    Extra-curricular activities
    As a handball youth coach in your home town, as treasurer of the rabbit breeding association or as press officer for a student association: Through non-university engagement, you can not only acquire and expand methodological and social skills, but also assume a lot of responsibility and show initiative - highly valued qualities of future employees!

    After graduation
    One to two-year paid traineeships are a prerequisite for starting a career in some industries today, for example in media companies and in the area of press and public relations.
    E.g. In the areas of project and information management, public relations and press work, group management and moderation, private and public sponsors offer further training (also while studying and working). In this way you can sharpen your individual profile for a specific field of activity.

  • Contact us

    Dr. Christiane Bohn
    © Christiane Bohn
    Dr. Christiane Bohn
    Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
    AB Movement Science
    Room SG 206
    Horstmarer Landweg 62b
    48149 Münster
    T: 02518339284
    Dr. Dennis Dreiskämper
    © IfS
    Dr. Dennis Dreiskämper
    Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
    Arbeitsbereich Sportpsychologie
    Horstmarer Landweg 62b
    48149 Münster
    T: 02518334893