Bachelor of Science - Human Movement in Sports and Exercise

The Bachelor of Science „Human Movement in Sports and Exercise” is a study 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
    > learning about physical activity and its consequences and effects -  through rehabilitation, competitive sports or any other form of exercise
  • applying research methods in empirical research
    > familiarizing 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

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.

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).

Module Responsible lecturer and Title study regulation PO 14// PO 18// PO 20
Module Overview
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 - 19/20 are studying according to the study regulations of 2018.

    Students, starting their studies in WT 20/21 and ongoing 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 programme

    All information regarding application deadlines can be found here.


    Application website of the University of Münster:

  • Timetables

    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.

    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:

    • 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. Please find all necessary information in the module manual.

    You can find the regulations HERE.

    • 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 Methods in Statistics”. Aim of this report is to apply the learned knowledge on concrete data examples.


    • 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.
    • 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. Please find all necessary information in the module manual.

    You can find the regulations HERE.

    • 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.


    • 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.
    • 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 the examination office.

  • Reviews, projects, theses

    An overview of the current review, thesis and research project topics offered can be found via this link.

  • 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.

  • Employability

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

    Aim of the study program

    = multidisciplinary research into human movement

    • research-oriented study program
    • interdisciplinary (neurosciences, sports psychology, sports medicine, biomechanics, etc.)

    Individual profile development is possible through specialisation in sub-disciplines, internships & choice of bachelor's thesis topic.


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  • 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