Sports aptitude test

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Dates for the 2024 aptitude test

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When: June 19, 2024, from 9 am (registration 8:30 am)
Registration deadline: June 9, 2024
Where: Auesporthalle, Damaschkestraße 25, Kassel

When: July 5, 2024, from 2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.)
The retest is for those candidates who did not pass parts of the first test.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anja Trümper.
Phone: +49 561 804-5240

In addition to the general requirements for the teacher training program, which must be met, a sports aptitude test must also be taken for the subject of sports. Since teacher training courses can only be started in the winter semester, the sports aptitude test only takes place once a year. In addition, proof of successful participation in a first aid course is required and the German Lifeguard Badge Bronze (or higher) must be shown. Both proofs have to be presented at enrollment.

Prerequisite, exemption and recognition of the sports aptitude test.

  • a medical certificate  must be submitted via the form or brought to the sports aptitude test at the latest!
  • If you have already successfully taken a sports aptitude test at another university/college, you can have the test recognized. You can obtain the certificate of the fully passed and equivalent test in the application form upload.
    • We recognize all fully passed Spor­t­eig­nungs­prü­fungen of other German universities!
  • If the applicant can prove that he/she belongs to a competitive squad (at least a national squad) or has completed a sports performance course at school and has passed with the grade "very good" (at least 13 points), he/she can be exempted. The certificate can also be submitted in the registration form uploaded in the registration form.

  Information for applicants* with disabilities                                                                     xml-ph-0035@deepl.inter can inform themselves in advance of the registration for the sports aptitude test in a counseling interview about the procedure of the test, the entry into the study and possibilities of support. Please contact Kristina Isermann(k.isermann[at]uni-kassel[dot]de) for a consultation appointment and for further information about a disadvantage compensation.

Info about the sports aptitude test

If you have sent your registration on time and in full, you will receive an invitation to the sports aptitude test. The general abilities endurance, speed/ quickness, strength, coordination as well as the sport-specific abilities in swimming, team sports and gymnastics are tested. Please keep in mind that upon enrollment, you must provide proof of successful participation in a first aid course and the German Lifeguard Badge Bronze (or higher). For this purpose you should inform yourself in time about the dates of courses.

Information on the German Lifeguard Badge can be obtained, for example, at or from the German Red Cross Water Rescue Service in Kassel. We recommend completing the DRSA badge in silver.


For participation in the sports aptitude test at the University of Kassel, it is highly recommended to practice the various test items beforehand and to prepare for the specific requirements. For specific preparation, the Institute of Sport and Sport Science offers video recordings on the exact test structure, performance and performance requirements. These video recordings, as well as the template "Contents, Performance Requirements and Scoring Standards", have proven to be very helpful for the participants of the sports test.

Info about the exercise dates and preparation

Practice dates for the sports aptitude test

15.5.2024 3.30 - 5.00 p.m.
22.5.2024 3.30 - 5.00 p.m.

No separate registration is required for the practice dates. Please use the entrance door at the main building. The way to the practice rooms is then clearly signposted in the foyer.

Information, forms and links

Information about the location can be found here:

To fill in the form you need the medical certificate. In addition, you should have informed yourself in advance about the contents of the test in order to make an appropriate choice with regard to the ball sports to be tested as well as in the context of the test of "Coordination under Rhythm Skills":

Before the sports aptitude test, you should inform yourself about the contents of the test and make an appropriate choice regarding the ball sports to be tested as well as the test of "coordination under rhythm skills":

The medical certificate can be submitted via the registration form (when registering for the sports aptitude test) or brought to the aptitude test on site:

Proof of the German Lifeguard Badge Bronze (or higher)must be presented upon enrollment. Information about this can be found here: