Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institute of Sport Sciences


Welcome to the Department of Sport Sciences!


The Department of Sports Sciences, whose precursor was founded in 1920 as the German University of Physical Education (DHfL), is split into six chairs  with  approximately 1,000 students in total. Its research areas are comprehensive and up-to-date. The spectrum ranges from performance optimization in top-level sport and health promotion, to multiple perspectives in competence-oriented physical education right up to fall prevention. Extensive research and teaching on social functions, the significance of sport, and on civic involvement in Germany as well as on the sport metropolis Berlin. The Department of Sports Sciences offers various Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Each with different focal areas relating to the relationships between sport and society, movement and health and performance.