Course summary

The Swiss Federal Institute of Sports in Magglingen (SFISM) is one of Switzerland’s most important educational centres for sports. The Bachelor of Science in Sports program lasts three years and includes a large component dedicated to the practice of sports. Students are trained to teach sports in extra-curricular programs promoting sports and exercise.


Sports experts face some major challenges. Teaching sports means passing on your enthusiasm and specialized knowledge, helping students overcome difficulties through personalized guidance and giving them self-confidence in crises. To achieve all this, you need to have comprehensive knowledge, show a great deal of empathy and be willing to shift your focus from your athletic goals to your professional goals as a sports educator.


This program is intended for interested applicants with a Swiss vocational secondary school diploma, a Swiss university-qualifying secondary school diploma, or equivalent academic qualifications. In addition to these academic qualifications, a broad range of athletic skills is required for admission to the program. These will be tested with an athletic skills assessme



Bachelor of Science in Sports

Main study subjects/ specialisations

Practical and methodological sports instruction

Sport sciences

Scientific work

Education science

Program study options

Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job

Language(s) of instruction




Professional qualification

yes (extra-curricular programs promoting sports and exercise)

Course begins

Week 38

Deadline for applications

Application deadline for the Bachelor program

Subsequent master program

Master of Science in Sports

Master of Science in Sport Sciences

Special feature

The only course of this type available at a Swiss university of applied sciences


The bachelor's program in Sport imparts abilities for sports teaching as well as for sport and movement promotion in non-school settings. Below are some opportunities for graduates completing the program:


  • Teaching and managing sports activities in the leisure area
  • Teaching and sports counselling in prevention and rehabilitation centres
  • Managing sports companies and organisation of sports events (sport management and tourism)
  • Specialisation in particular sports, e.g. teaching tennis, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, surfing
  • Teaching and coaching in sports associations (leisure or top-level sport)
  • Teacher training for associations or state institutions

Detailed information

BSc Sport

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Head of degree programme

Andres Schneider

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