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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Sportwissenschaft

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Sportwissenschaft
Fakultät für Sportwissenschaft
Gesundheitscampus-Nord 10
D-44780 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-7793

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

12/14 points


Publications per professor


Third party funds per academic

23,100 €

Doctorates per professor


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Support for stays abroad
Sports facilities
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The teaching in the B.Sc. and M. Sc. stringently follows the principle of research-based learning. In the strongly practice-oriented teaching, there is close communication between lecturers and students, which ensures the best possible transfer of knowledge to target groups such as school sport and competitive, leisure and health sport. An outstanding example of our practical orientation in teaching is the regularly offered project Sports Management, in which students apply this knowledge directly in joint projects in companies/clubs after a theoretical part.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universität Wien, AT; Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope', IT; Università degli Studi di Torino, IT; Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Katowicach, PL; Universitatea din Craiova, RO; Univerza v Ljubljani, SI; Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, ES; Akdeniz Üniversitesi, TR; University of Queensland, AUS; Universidad de León, ES

Special features regarding the equipment

The equipment of the sports facilities meets the latest requirements and permits teaching and practice-relevant research at the highest level. Sports equipment and audiovisual media, such as music equipment, projectors, ceiling cameras, VR lab, etc., are always adapted to current requirements and expanded as needed. All facilities can be used for competitions in accordance with association guidelines and for presentation events. Seminar rooms which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology are attached to the facilities and support the close linking of theory and practice, which characterises Sports Science in Bochum.

Sport facilities

The excellent condition of all university-wide sports facilities is regularly used by squad and track athletes for their individual training (without age limits). For this purpose, the faculty provides free training times. As a "partner university of top-class sport", the university sports department also supports around 50 top-class RUB athletes in combining sport and study in various disciplines and provides organisational and financial support (e.g. top-class sports scholarships) for students to take part in university competitions.

Special features regarding research activities

Sports Science has a broad inter-disciplinary structure and is home to a good balance of both Humanities and Social Science disciplines as well as Medical Scientific disciplines. Within the research, questions are taken from practical sports and health-oriented fields of action and explored within the sub-disciplines starting from basic research through to the application in the context of sport/movement. State-of-the-art labs with the latest measurement technologies enable students to apply innovative methods (e.g. Hypoxielab, MoveLab, Isokinetics).

Support for founders

The MA programme Management & Consulting in Sport includes a number of events around the topic of self-employment, which facilitate the start of one's own self-employment. In addition, the RUB offers students of all disciplines an advisory service on starting a business in the form of the Career Service. Furthermore, the GründerCampus Ruhr - a joint project of the RUB, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, rubitec GmbH and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry - supports prospective entrepreneurs from Bochum's two major universities on their way to entrepreneurial independence.

Other special features

At regular intervals, national and international conferences and congresses are organised at the Faculty of Sports Science. The faculty also achieves particularly good experiences and results through the provision of internships for pupils/students. There is also traditionally an excellent relationship between students and teachers. Furthermore, the Bochum location has an extremely active student council, which means that the students' concerns can be directly incorporated into the course design and are gladly taken up by the faculty.




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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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