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Overview

Regular sporting activities can prevent a variety of chronic degenerative diseases and help improve the quality of life. Sports therapy plays an important role in both prevention and medical rehabilitation. In this way, health can be maintained or restored in a scientifically sound and practice-relevant manner.
In the sports therapy and prevention course at the University of Potsdam, mainly sports medicine content is taught and great emphasis is placed on practical application. The students learn to create diagnosis-related sports therapy and nutrition plans, to provide patient advice and guidance, and to implement therapy plans.
The “Sports Science” modules complement and deepen the course with business, training and movement science, biomechanical, sports historical, pedagogical, psychological and sociological topics.
In the “Sports Practice” modules, you can experience sport-specific stress and the risk of injury and its prevention. During the course, movement sequences and physiological performance parameters are analyzed, which results in important findings for work in medical training therapy.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The bachelor's degree in sports therapy and prevention is designed as a single-subject bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree has a modular structure. Within the modules, the course content is thematically summarized in different study and teaching forms. A fixed number of credit points as well as certain study and examination achievements must be achieved in each module. 
The course has a total of 180 credit points and includes the content shown in the overview below. The individual study areas are made up of basic and advanced modules. Additional specialization modules are taken in sports therapy and prevention.

Modules

Credit points

Sports therapy and prevention 78 LP

Sports therapy prevention

Sports therapy I - orthopedics

Sports Therapy II - Internal and Sensory Organs

Sports Therapy I

Sports Therapy II

Sports and health education

Functional sports therapy

Mind and Body

Sports Therapy and Mental Health

Psychosocial aspects in therapeutic work

 

9 LP

6 LP

6 LP

9 LP

9 LP

6 LP

12 LP

6 LP

9 LP

6 LP

Sports science area 36 LP

Sports science basics

Sports psychology, sports and health sociology

Exercise Science, Biomechanics, and Exercise Science

Sports education, sports didactics, sports history

9 LP

9 LP

9 LP

9 LP

The theory and practice of sports  24 LP

Theory and Practice of Sports I

Theory and Practice of Sports II

Sport and exercise

Prevention and therapy through sport and exercise

6 LP

6 LP

6 LP

6 LP

Key qualifications 30 LP

Basic academic skills I

Basic academic skills II

Module offer

6 LP

6 LP

18 LP

bachelor thesis  12 LP
total 180 LP

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If you are interested in new developments in medical research and technology and enjoy interacting with people, you already have good qualifications for studying. Self-confidence and the confidence to be able to lead people are essential in sports therapy and prevention. Ideally, you should also be physically active and well trained if you are providing therapeutic support to others in their physical activities.
The entry requirement for a bachelor's degree in sports therapy and prevention at the University of Potsdam is to pass a sports aptitude test, not older than two years. This examination covers the disciplines of athletics, swimming, gymnastics / dance, gymnastics and ball sports. You can get more detailed information about the sports aptitude test

CAREER PROSPECTS

Regular sporting activities can prevent a variety of chronic degenerative diseases and help improve the quality of life. Sports therapy plays an important role in both prevention and medical rehabilitation. In this way, health can be maintained or restored in a scientifically sound and practice-relevant manner.
In the sports therapy and prevention course at the University of Potsdam, mainly sports medicine content is taught and great emphasis is placed on practical application. The students learn to create diagnosis-related sports therapy and nutrition plans, to provide patient advice and guidance, and to implement therapy plans.
The “Sports Science” modules complement and deepen the course with business, training and movement science, biomechanical, sports historical, pedagogical, psychological and sociological topics.

In the “Sports Practice” modules, you can experience sport-specific stress and the risk of injury and its prevention. During the course, movement sequences and physiological performance parameters are analyzed, which results in important findings for work in medical training therapy.

 


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