Saarland University coordinates the international Master's degree programme High-Performance Sport. The programme offers students the opportunity to combine academic education with applied practice as well as intercultural competencies to form their individual job profile. Students can either complete their degree at Saarland University or aim for a double degree with the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney, Australia (available from winter semester 2019/2020).
The Institute of Sport Sciences and the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine provide an excellent infrastructure for research and practice in the elite sport environment. Close collaborations are established with the local Olympic Training Centre as well as several sporting clubs and federations. This offers students a sport scientific and medical education with a high emphasis on practical relevance. As such, some collaborations are organised together with local/national athletes and coaches to prepare students for a variety of jobs within elite sports.
The Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine is a licensed FIFA (Féderation International of Football Association) Medical Centre of Excellence and a Medical Examination Centre of the German Olympics Sports Federation (DOSB). Due to activities with highly trained football players and the long-term extensive cooperation with the German Football Federation (DFB), it offers a profound expertise in football science and medical care for athletes and patients.