Sports Science I
level of course unit
first cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students know about the historical development of exercise culture and sport and they develop a fundamental understanding of the phenomenon of sport and its differentiation. They know the structures and processes of sport in modern society. They can understand and explain fundamental concepts and theories (and the corresponding empirical findings) of sports history, sports sociology and sports psychology and reflect on them against the background of a later career in the field of sport. They develop an understanding for the connection of the disciplines among themselves and to other disciplines of sports science as well as to cultural and economic disciplines. They are enabled to work on interdisciplinary tasks or questions and to present solutions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The concepts, theories and findings of the history of ideas and culture, of sociology and psychology - insofar as they relate to the context of sport - are dealt with and reflected against the background of potential occupational fields. Students experience the complex interplay between the individual and society in sport and its significance for sporting action and sporting structures.
recommended or required reading
Alfermann, D. & Stoll, O. (2017). Sportpsychologie. Ein Lehrbuch in 12 Lektionen. 5. Auflage. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.
Behringer, W. (2012). Kulturgeschichte des Sports. Vom antiken Olympia bis ins 21. Jahrhundert. München: C.H. Beck.
Burk, V. & Fahrner, M. (Hrsg.). (2013). Einführung in die Sportwissenschaft. Konstanz: UVK Lucius (UTB).
Jarvie, G. (2017). Sport, Culture and Society. An Introduction. 3nd edition. London, New York: Routledge.
Thiel, A., Seiberth, K. & Mayer, J. (2013). Sportsoziologie. Ein Handbuch in 13 Lektionen. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. MMag. Nikolaus Greier
year of study
recommended optional program components
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