The International Master of "Physical Activity and Health" will provide graduate students with insight, knowledge, and experience in ways of promoting health through physical activity and exercise for the prevention and rehabilitation of diseases.
In small classes, the two-year programme emphasises how to conceptualise, implement, and evaluate intervention strategies for the promotion of physical activity. Through active participation, students gain knowledge and experience by:
Currently, more than 50 students from 30+ nations are enrolled in our programme. Our students have degrees from various disciplines such as Sport Science, Physical Education, Medicine and Surgery, Public Health, Psychology, Physiotherapie, Sociology, or Communication. We value the diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds of our students.
1 Introduction into Public Health (2.5 CP)
2 Introduction into Physical Activity and Public Health (5 CP)
3 Rehabilitation Science (7.5 CP)
4 Health Enhancing Exercise I (5 CP)
5 Basics in Methodology (7.5 CP)
6 Communication and Cooperative Planning (7.5 CP)
7 International Public Health (2.5 CP)
8 International Physical Activity and Public Health (5 CP)
9 International Rehabilitation (2.5 CP)
10 Conceptualization, Implementation, Evaluation I (5 CP)
11 International Internship (10 CP)
12 Health Enhancing Exercise II (5 CP)
13 Public Health Diagnostics (5 CP)
14 Diagnostics/Assessment in Rehabilitation and Prevention (5 CP)
15 Conceptualization, Implementation, Evaluation II (20 CP)
16 Master-Thesis (25 CP)
The international MA "Physical Activity and Health" programme is open for students with a college or university degree (BA as a minimum requirement).
Degrees from the following programmes will be accepted:
Degress from the following programmes will NOT be accepted without additional qualifications:
While German language skills are not mandatory, a basic knowledge of German is highly recommended, especially for the project-based classes in the 2nd year. All non-German speaking students are strongly encouraged to acquire a basic knowledge of German during their 1st year. Among others, the Language Center of the University offers free German classes for all levels of proficiency.Â
No work experience is required.
The master has been accredited officially by the ACQUIN ("Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut")
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