Studentin in der Sporthalle der Uni Erfurt
Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
restricted admission
Special admission requirements
aptitude test
Dual-subject Bachelor
minor subject
Teaching language
School subject
Physical Education
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools, Vocational schools

Course Details

You want to study Physical Education? In the minor subject in Physical Education, the focus is on human movement and sport. You look at the research and teaching of sport on the humanities, social and natural sciences.

In your studies of Physical Education you will deal with movement as well as with the theory and practice of sport and other sports science topics. You will acquire methodical skills and job-related action competences.

Theoretical foundations:

  • Sports Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports and physical education

Practice of various sports like:

  • swimming
  • athletics
  • gymnastics
  • volleyball
  • handball
  • gymnastics
  • rhythm Dance

The Student Council Physical Education takes you with them into their daily study routine... (in German)

[Translate to English:] Sport an der Uni Erfurt studieren

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Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • in the teaching of sport at primary, regular or vocational school (provided that a Master's degree related to teaching profession has been completed),
  • in recreational sports,
  • in physical education (prevention, rehabilitation),
  • in science and research.
Fitness room
Ball Sports

Physical Education in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Sports theory:
    • Sports Medicine
    • Introduction to Sports Science
    • Training theory
  • Applied Sports Science:
    • Basic forms of movement
    • Small games
    • Gymnastics
    • Gymnastics/Rhythmic Dance
    • Volleyball, beach volleyball, inline skating, trampoline sports and others
    • Floorball, triathlon, and others

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Sports theory:
    • Motor-pedagogical basics
    • Sports lessons
  • Applied Sports Science:
    • Athletics
    • Swimming


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations minor Physical Education

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Physical Education can be combined with all fields of study.

Online-Tool Studimat

The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • optional: Internship for Vocational Field

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Sport at the following schools:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Vocational schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Physical Education

Download Flyer "Studying to become a primary school teacher" (in German)

Studying to become a primary school teacher

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of major subject (relevant to the teaching profession) with minor Physical Education

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Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

  • Physical Education as a general subject

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Aptitude test

  • successful participation in the aptitude test of Art

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

Admission limitation (nc)

Admission limitation (NC)

Current: This year, in addition to an aptitude test and a medical certificate of fitness for sports, an admission restriction (numerus clausus) is to be expected for the subject of Sport and Physical Education. Further information will follow at the beginning of May. 

Master Programmes

Open Day & Discovery Days

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Open Day

Open Day

Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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Physical Education aptitude test

Information on the Physical Education aptitude test


That's how it works... Sports aptitude test at the University of Erfurt (in German)

[Translate to English:] Sport Eignungsprüfung

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The minor subject in Physical Eudcation is admission-restricted (with NC). Successful participation in the aptitude test is required for application.

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Physical Eudcation with an admission-free programme (without NC) or an admission-restricted programme (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 using the following link.

The letter of aptitude does not have to be enclosed with the application. After receiving an admission, please accept the place of study in due time. The letter of aptitude can be submitted subsequently if necessary.

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For international students


Want to study one semester or year at the University of Erfurt?

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Consulting & Service

Student advice and counselling

Subject advice and counselling Bachelor Physical Education
(Faculty of Education)
C03 - Teaching building 1 / Room 108 A
Office hours
Wednesday 10-11 am
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