International reputation concentrated in Cologne

The German Sport University Cologne, founded in Cologne in 1947, combines qualified teaching and international research of the highest level.

The German Sport University Cologne is no ordinary university. It is the only university in Germany that is dedicated exclusively to the world of sport and exercise science. While sport and exercise science courses are available alongside many other subjects at other universities, the situation in Cologne is unique: all aspects of the exciting field of sport and exercise science are studied in detail at 19 institutes, four affiliate institutes and five transfer centres.

This expertise concentrated in one location allows for a unique interdisciplinary approach and provides the opportunity to examine complex social topics from various perspectives of sport and exercise science. The spectrum ranges from health to biomechanics and physiology, but also economic, historical and ethical considerations. 

Perfect infrastructure

Located at the Müngersdorf Sport Park, in the heart of Cologne’s green belt and within an almost perfect sport infrastructure, Europe’s largest sport university offers an unique environment for 980 employees and more than 6.000 students from 93 countries. More than 60 university partnerships are a sign of its international focus. As an university aligned with European ideas and state-of-the-art graduate and postgraduate degree programmes, it has constantly encouraged and influenced sport and exercise science. 

The spectrum of studies at the university includes five bachelor and nine master degree programmes as well as degrees in PE and six master degrees in advanced studies. Additionally PhD Studies in German and English are offered. The variety of training options enables precise orientation which aims to facilitate future career choices and prepares students optimally for the sport and exercise as well as health job market, which is constantly growing.