There are many reasons that make the city of Jena and the Master of Science “Sport Science - Performance and Health” an attractive option for the next step in your educational journey. Do not forget, however, to check the German language requirements before considering an application.
- Attractiveness of the city
The close proximity of university facilities, sports facilities and the university hospital is what makes Jena an attractive city to study and live in. The short distances give students the chance to develop their individual interdisciplinary profile early on.
Despite the high number of enrolled students (1.100 students), the Institute for Sports Science provides the opportunity for a timely graduation. The Institute for Sports Science achieved a leading place in the 2021 CHE-ranking with 92.2% of the bachelor’s students and 83.3% of the master’s students saying that the time they needed for graduation was appropriate.
- Consultation opportunities
The quantitatively balanced and close relationship of students and lecturers gives the students the opportunity to make use of competent advisory services throughout the course of their studies.
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- Participation in decision-making processes
The students’ opinions are represented in all important committees and boards of the university. Through the students’ council the students at the institute are able to participate in processes and to democratically contribute to decisions that concern aspects of their experience at university.
- High-quality teaching
The Institute for Sports Science and their study programmes undergo a regular quality control. Lectures are continuously monitored and regularly evaluated to improve learning outcomes and make sure that teaching goals are met.
- High-quality research
Multiple research projects in cooperation with interdisciplinary partners from other universities and non-university institutions prove the exceptional research orientation of the Institute for Sports Science. This is for instance demonstrated by the leading position in the category “publications per professor” the institute has taken in the 2018 CHE-rating.
- Settling-in period
First-year students receive optimal support to ease the process of settling in in their new environment. The university offers freshman days and special online services directed at students that are new at the university, which is why it took a leading position in the category “support at the beginning of the studies” in the 2021 CHE-rating.
- Alumni club
Staying in contact after graduation and providing support for each other beyond the time as a student is an important principle at the Institute for Sports Science. For this purpose, the Alumni-Club de organizes reunions, finds jobs and maintains the connection to the institute.
- Sports Science in a modern city
The Institute for Sports Science combines expertise from all relevant scientific fields that offer the students the opportunity to pursue their own scientific career: natural-scientific, medical, pedagogic and socio-economic.
- Studying and living in Jena
Thomas Röhler, olympic gold medalist, describes his experiences living and training in Jena (German):