The University of Kassel offers the possibility to study physical education in the following teacher training programs:
Teacher training for elementary schools
Teacher training at Hauptschulen and Realschulen
Teacher training at grammar schools
Sport can also be studied as a second subject within the framework of the degree programs in vocational and business education.
The aim of the sports teaching degree program is to impart fundamental knowledge and competencies in the scientific and didactic areas of sports so that students can demonstrate these at a high level of performance and apply them in the classroom. Special importance is attached to the didactics of sport or the teaching of sport.
Before beginning the study program, students must successfully pass a sports aptitude test. General abilities in endurance, speed/quickness, strength, coordination as well as sport-specific abilities in swimming, team sports and gymnastics are tested.
Currently, more than 600 student teachers are studying sport at the Institute for Sport and Sport Science at the University of Kassel. Each semester, around 80 courses are offered in sports science and didactics in the following areas: Education and Teaching, Psychology and Society, Training and Movement, and Theory and Practice of Sports.
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