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Sport and Exercise Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

To achieve our aim we will teach four major topics: Biomechanics and Neuroscience, Exercise biology, training & health, Psychology & Social sciences, Research skills, auxilliary subjects.

Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

The main aim of the first semester is to teach knowledge in these areas. Additionally, we will pursue an active learning concept in order to enable our graduates to better use this knowledge to solve problems, to verbally or orally communicate this knowledge and to act as entrepreneurs.

The main aim of the second semester is the hands on teaching of sport and exercise science methods, so that they can be used for research or application.

The main aim of the third semester is to further develop knowledge and to train this knowledge by covering specialized topics. These topics can be related to major conceptual advances (e.g. precision medicine and sport), be relevant for jobs (e.g. sports science support of athletes) or are related to major societal problems (e.g. Doping and corruption in Sport).

The aim of the fourth semester is to write a Masters thesis.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

To achieve our aim we will teach four major topics:

  • Biomechanics and Neuroscience
  • Exercise biology, training & health
  • Psychology & Social sciences
  • Research skills, auxilliary subjects

The main aim of the first semester is to teach knowledge in these areas. Additionally, we will pursue an active learning concept in order to enable our graduates to better use this knowledge to solve problems, to verbally or orally communicate this knowledge and to act as entrepreneurs.

The main aim of the second semester is the hands on teaching of sport and exercise science methods, so that they can be used for research or application.

What is the language of instruction?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

Our graduates will not only be capable sport and exercise scientists but also will be especially able to apply their knowledge. They will be able to creatively develop new ideas, convince others verbally or in writing and they are able to act as entrepreneurs.

Specific skills of our graduates are:

  • They are able to practically use  methods in biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise biology and sport psychology either for research or application,
  • Our graduates are able to interpret scientific measurements and they can communicate the results in clear language either as part of a research project (e.g. by writing a scientific manuscript or by applying it to give training recommendations for athletes or patients.
  • They are creative and can use their sport and exercise science knowledge to develop business ideas.
  • Our graduates understand the positive societal effects of sport (e.g. integration of refugees, managing the health of an ageing society) as well as the negative effects (e.g. doping and corruption).

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

Sport is an important part of the German and of other economies. In Germany the estimate is that 1,765 millionen people work in sport and that sport contributes 3.7% to the gross domestic product Sport and Exercise Scientists are employed by Universities, Clubs, cities, insurance companies, sports associations and sports companies. They compete frequently with other graduates. However, the development of key skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication and entrepreneurship will make our graduates competitive in the sports-related job market.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply?

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

Application period for winter semester: 01.01. - 31.05.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admittedrejected or invited to an admissions interview.

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

Do I have to complete an internship?

Providing evidence of a successfully passed vocational internship (min. 8 weeks) before taking up the master's studies. Proof has to be given to the Department's Student Advisory Office no later than 5 weeks after the start of lectures. The Department's Examination Board examines vocational qualifications on the basis of the Professional Qualifications Directive. Internships passed during an undergraduate degree will be recognized.

Additional Information

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here

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