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. They value the diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds of our students.
Officially accredited/recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst (English: Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and Art), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
The master has been accredited officially by the ACQUIN ("Akkreditierungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut")
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The international MA "Physical Activity and Health" programme is open for students with a college or university degree (BA as a minimum requirement).
Minimum requirement for overall grade
The overall score in the transcript has to be equivalant to at least 80% of total available points, indicating a minimum grade of "good" or "very good", depending on the universities grading system.
Degrees from the following programmes will be accepted:
A primarily health or physical activity focused programme (e.g., Diploma, Master or Bachelor in Sports Science, Medicine, Health Sciences, Physiotherapy) from a German or foreign university or college.
Another programme (e.g., Diplom, Master or Bachelor in Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology) with a focus on health or physical activity from a German or foreign university or college, or other comparable degrees.
Degress from the following programmes will NOT be accepted without additional qualifications:
Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biology, Business Administrtion
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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