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Department of Sports and Health
Sport Science
Study Program
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Program Overview

The Master’s Degree Program “Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise” aims to produce experts in revealing the impact of neurosciences in combination with sports and exercise. The Master of Science education has a strong scientific focus. At the same time, as represented by the “Applied” in the study program’s title, all contents are related and transferred into the real world and implemented in application-oriented learning arrangements with “real people” (i.e. patients, recreational or professional sportsmen and sportswomen, older and younger people, pupils, students and working people). 

Course Objectives and Areas of Specialization

Education within the key area „Therapy of Neurological and Neurodegenerative Diseases and Injuries“ (M1, M6, M8) focuses on the impartment of specific knowledge of symptoms and syndromes of diseases and injuries within the nervous system (i.e. different types of dementia and epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, concussion). Furthermore, the impact of physical activity in prevention and rehabilitation will be centered in different learning arrangements (literature based, experimental, applied).

Education within the second key area „Training and Performance Development“ (M2, M7, M9) focuses on the impartment of specific knowledge of the central nervous activity during training and competition (i.e. mechanisms leading to fatigue, injury, overtraining). Furthermore, the impact of appropriately managing exposure and recovery periods will be centered in different learning arrangements (literature based, experimental, applied).

Gaining methodological competences (M3, M4, M5) represents another key area of education.

Module handbook

Module overview

Career Perspectives

Graduates of the Master’s Degree Program “Applied Neurosciences in Sports & Exercise” will be qualified to pursue an international professional or research career in the innovative and growing area of neuroscientific aspects related to physical activity and sports & exercise. Depending on individual’s preferences further professional or scientific work could focus on the

  • improvement of prevention and rehabilitation of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis) by a differentiated application of the drug ‘physical activity’
  • improvement of prevention and rehabilitation of neurological injuries (i.e. Return-to-play after concussion)
  • improvement of exposure and recovery management in sports and exercise from a neuroscientific perspective to increase performance and minimize the risk of injuries. 
General Information

Start of Courses

The program starts every Winter semester (October). The exact duration of lecture periods can be found here. At the moment the webpage is only available in German.

Further information regarding application and enrollment can be found here.

Regular Period of Study

4 semesters, fulltime (120 ECTS Points): 3 course semesters and a 6 month Master’s thesis period.

Teaching Language

English

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