Sport Science (Master)

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The master’s programme in Sport Science equips students with the ability to apply their knowledge and competences in the scientific, technical, medical, humanistic and social scientific sub-areas of sport science in order to solve practical sports-related issues in an academically reflective manner. Students acquire academic and methodological competences in the area of basic and applied research and learn how to plan and manage workout processes, and organise measures aimed at health promotion and prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention) through exercise and sports.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 826

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

Supplementary examination of sporting aptitude (in German)



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme


The master’s programme consists of modules on the following subject areas: Compulsory modules on sport organisation and sport management, diagnostics and intervention in sport science, and methods and fields of application of sport science research; as well as groups of alternative compulsory modules on training therapy, or organisation, diagnostics and intervention in mass and elite sports. In addition, students have to complete a master’s seminar and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Diagnostics
  • Training therapy
  • Elite sports
  • Sports medicine
  • Healthcare projects

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates are highly qualified to promote and supervise children, adolescents and adults in mass and elite sports. They are able to identify sports-related problems in theory and practice, initiate changes in professional practice and work in coaching and management for different sports and sports sectors.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates