Master of Science "Sports, Exercise and Human Performance"

IMPORTANT: All information regarding the Master of Science program are under reserve until the accreditation process is finished.

The study program

The proposed Master of Science ‚Sports, Exercise and Human Performance‘ represents a highly specialized masters degree focussing on research. In particular the study program is characterized by its alignment on scientific methods as well as its strong direction into internationally used standards and the imparting of field-typical ‚soft-skills‘ without implicating any sport specific practices.
The study program aims to enable students to work in research-based occupational areas, and to make decisions in generating knowledge, diagnostics, planning and evaluating independently. The students should achieve profession-specific competences in leadership and communication skills to finally be placed in leading and decisive staff positions.
The masters degree is a graduate program including 120 ECTS-Credit-Points designed for undergraduate students who achieved skills in natural and behavioural sciences including medical aspects of sports and human movement. Elementary methodological knowledge is necessary as well as capabilities in experimental and field research.

Qualifications of this study program

•    Competencies in independent research (conception, planning and execution; conduct of research projects on international standards)
•    Competencies in implementing scientific results in training and rehabilitation
•    Competencies in executing evaluation studies in terms of sports, exercise and human performance
•    Competencies in an effective preparation and processing of scientific results for decision-making

Excellent students will be offered a ´fast-track‘-version. This possibility will combine the graduate program and the start of a PhD-graduation, aiming on a scientific occupation and the initiation of a further academic career.


Module structure

Module overview (detailed information are to follow after accreditation progress)

M1: Exercise and sports psychology 10 CP
M2: Motor control and learning 10 CP
M3: Exercise and sports biology 10 CP
M4: Advanced resarch methods 10 CP
M5: Skills for scientific labor markets 16 CP
M6: Current research project 10 CP
M7: Professional specialization and project design 20 CP
M8: Master module 24 CP

Example for study structure in semester terms

  • Entrance criteria and requirements

    The study program is limited to an overall capacity of 20 students. The program will start in the winter semester only. An admission regulation controls and organizes the approval.
    Admission requirements:
    1.    Graduation in a subject-specific undergraduate study program including a standard period of study of 6 semesters which awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or comparable qualifications for a profession degree
    2.    At least 10 Credit-Points in Statistics (e.g. advanced statistics and/or experimental methods)
    3.    At least 5 Credit-Points in Biology, especially in sports and/or Biomechanics
    4.    At least 5 Credit-Points in Psychology, especially sports psychology and/or neuroscience
    The following documents have to be submitted:
    1.    Certificate of the general university entrance qualifications (e.g., Abitur-Zeugnis)
    2.    Certificate of the profession qualifying degree (if not available yet, it is necessary to submit a preliminary certificate of at least 150 Credit-Points within the first five semesters, if the current University does not provide a preliminary document, an official transcript of records is temporarily sufficient)
    3.    Certificate about sufficient language skills in English
    4.    Personal data sheet
    5.    Certificate about prior study and test performances (transcript of records)
    6.    If applicable further documents that prove the suitability for this graduate program
    7.    If applicable a motivational letter (must contain the specific interests in the program and the location Münster)
    8.    If applicable documents that prove the existence of a hardship provision (e.g. certificate of disability)

    Selection process
    The selection process is based on the following criteria:
    1.    Grade of the undergraduate certificate
    2.    Qualifications judged by the selection committee
    a)    Scientific internships beyond the curriculum (max. 5 points)
    b)    Relevant professional experience (max. 5 points)
    c)    An extraordinary motivation regarding the aimed masters degree (max. 5 points)
    d)    Other and additional relevant qualifications (max. 5 points)

  • Application deadlines

    •    EU applicants: 1st of May until 15th of July
    •    Non-EU applicants: 1st until 31st of May

  • Get in touch

    Service-Center Sport
    © Dr. Neil van Bentem
    Service-Center Sport
    Studierendensekretariat Sport
    Insitut für Sportwissenschaft
    Room VG 5
    Hosrtmarer Landweg 62b
    Tel: 02518332312
    Fax: 02518332190
    Dr. Dennis Dreiskämper
    kommissarischer Studiengangs-Koordinator
    Institut für Sportwissenschaft
    Arbeitsbereich Sportpsychologie
    Horstmarer Landweg 62b
    Tel: 02518334893