Sports Science

We run this programme jointly with the University of Fribourg. The programme’s two specialisations provide for excellent instructional and research conditions.

This degree programme:

  • is intended for individuals who hold a BSc in sports science and wish to specialise in teaching or health and research;

  • examines in greater depth specific topics in sports science, such as movement and training science, sport pedagogy and psychology and biomechanics and sport medicine;

  • allows you to analyse and critique the results of scientific studies;

  • enables you to apply and further develop research findings in your own area;

  • leads to a university-based master’s degree, which qualifies you to apply to doctorate programmes.


  • Title/Degree Master of Science (MSc)
  • Specialisations Teaching, Health and Research
  • Mode of study Full-time (3 semesters), part-time (6 semester), part-time while working (6 semesters)]
  • Start date Spring: Calendar week 7, autumn: calendar week 38
  • Application deadline -
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German, French, English
  • Location Fribourg, Magglingen
  • School Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen

This degree programme is offered in German. For detailed information, go to the German page.

Qualification + Career prospects

Degree + Title

Master of Science in Sports Sciences

On successful completion you will be awarded a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Sports Science “Education Option” or Master of Science (MSc) in Sports Science “Health and Research Option”.

Career prospects

Specialization in teaching

Graduates are entitled to apply scientific methods, deal with sports science findings and to use them profitably in the practice of sports. These studies prepare students for qualification as sports teachers in level II public secondary schools.

Specialization in Health and Research

  • Deeper understanding of specific exercise and sports science topics
  • Critical analysis of academic research findings
  • Ability to apply the findings of academic research in one's own field and further develop them
  • Attainment of a Master's degree which entitles the graduate to progress to PhD studies