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Since 1978, the Department of Sports Science - as a largely independent unit within the Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science - has been addressing the broad topic area of sport. Equipped with six professorships, one junior professorship, and a total of 20 academic staff, the Department of Sports Science now has five working groups ("Health and Training", "Neurocognition and Movement", "Sport and Society", "Sport and Education", "Sport and Economics"). It is currently not just engaging in research at the highest level from the different perspectives taken by these working groups, but simultaneously offering more than 600 students an excellent range of school-related and non-school-related Bachelor's and Master's degree courses.
Particularly through the participation of the "Neurocognition and Movement" working group in the Cluster of Excellence CITEC - Cognitive Interaction Technology, Sports Science at Bielefeld University is currently involved in international and interdisciplinary research concepts on a broad front. Further current research projects of national and international stature are performing research on maximum constant heart rate, mental control and anxiety in sport, the communicative competencies of head coaches, sport-related school research, and contracting in professional sports.
In the field of teaching, students can choose between the profiles "Promoting Development - Childhood - Youth" and "Youth - Education - Teaching" in order to qualify to teach in primary and secondary schools or advanced secondary and comprehensive schools. In the scientific Bachelor's degree programme "Economy and Society" and the Master's degree programme to which this leads, "Organization Development and Management," students acquire the competencies to pursue management careers in the dynamically expanding market for sport-related services. Moreover, students taking the scientific Bachelor's degree programme "Psychology and Exercise" and the Master's degree programme to which this leads, "Intelligence and Exercise" can prepare themselves for careers with a particularly strong demand for expertise in the movement and cognitive sciences.