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Sports Sciences, Department

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie
Department für Sportwissenschaft und Sport
Gebbertstr. 123 B
D-91058 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-25000

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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

no data

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

8/14 points


Publications per professor


Third party funds per academic

61,700 €

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

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Uni Verona, Italien; Uni Jyväskylä, Finnland; University College of Southeast Norway, Norwegen; Uni Sevilla, Spanien; Uni Porto, Portugal; Uni Kaunas, Litauen; Palacký University Olomouc, Tschechien

Special features regarding the equipment

The DSS has three sites: its own Sports campus in Erlangen with lecture theatre, seminar rooms, computer room, laboratories (Kinesiology and Sports Medicine) and diverse sports facilities (sports halls, swimming pool, fitness rooms, outdoor facilities for football, beach volleyball, basketball, track and field athletics, tennis courts, climbing tower, boulder wall, running track, inline-skating track, etc.). At the Regensburg Str. site in Nuremberg there are further facilities (sports hall, swimming pool, seminar rooms, outdoor facilities). Water sports centre on Lake Brombach in Pleinfeld with sailing marina and seminar centre.

Special features regarding research activities

Movement and health as a research and development profile; inter-disciplinary projects in the field of Movement and Health, education in sport and industry-based research; integration in health research, medicine, high-performance sport, industry/economics; extensive research funding by EU, BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), BMG (Federal Ministry for Health), BISp (Federal Institute for Sports Science), foundations, DOSB, industry, etc.; WHO Collaboration Centre Physical Activity & Health; cooperation with the health system (BMG, funding organisations and service providers) and organised sports; knowledge transfer, start-ups, patents

Support for founders

Continuation of existing business cooperations as well as support in the development of marketable service innovations in the digitalisation sector in the field of sports.

Other special features

Gender-specific and cross-gender offers for all FAU students and employees (scientific/non-scientific) - International and intercultural sports offers - Sports for former (older) employees.




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(P) = Professors' judgements


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Value in points


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