Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


International MSc in Performance Analysis of Sport

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The "Master of Science, Performance Analysis in Sport" is an inter-university master course that involves three European universities: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real (Portugal), and the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas (Lithuania).
The master relies on the mobility resources of the Erasmus scheme, for students to be able to complete their academic programme in the three universities.

The master course aims to:

  • train experts in Performance Analysis in Sport
  • offer specialized quality education to meet labour market demands in the sport training area.
  • provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills for them to develop a career in international settings.

The master opens a professional qualification avenue in the specific field of sports. The curriculum is intended to prepare students in the following professional areas:

  • Performance Analysis in sports clubs, research institutes or rehabilitation centres.
  • Design of training programmes for sports people.
  • Project management in Technical Departments of national and international sports organisations.
  • Supervision and development of athlete follow-up plans in sports clubs and research laboratories (technical documents, experimental systems, laboratory education, etc.), with special attention to the new technologies.
  • Positions directly linked to Sport Performance research.

The master course is targeted at graduates and professionals preferably holding a degree in Physical Education and Sports.

The master has been organised by the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sport Sciences of Otto-von-Guericke University.

The contact person for this study is  Prof. Dr. Anita Hökelmann.



This master course has been accredited by the  ZEvA. ( certificate of accreditation)


Information for Application

Application deadline for European applicants: May 31st (The BA Certificate can  be submitted until 1st September).

Application deadline for international applicants: March 31st.

Please note that this master course is subject to charges.

Further information for foreign students:  Sylvia Nagel

Further information for German students:  K3 - Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten


Courses - Common Subjects:

1. Motor control and movement analysis (10 ECTS)
2. Coaching process (10 ECTS)
3. Computerised sport analysis (10 ECTS)
4. Research issues in performance analysis (10 ECTS)
5. Biomechanical analysis of sport techniques (10 ECTS)
6. Research methodology in empirical observation (10 ECTS)
7. Scientific Applied Work (30 ECTS)
8. Master Dissertation (30 ECTS)
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • ECTS credits: 120
  • Number of places: 15 - 20 (5 to 7 for each institution)
  • Language: English



  • Modules 1 and 2 will be taught at Otto von Guerike University Magdeburg (Department of Sport Sciences) (12 weeks).
  • Modules 3 and 4 will be taught at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real Portugal (12 weeks).
  • Modules 5 and 6 will be taught at Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Module 7 (Scientific Applied Work) will be completed at one of the three universities, to be chosen by students.



  • The candidate's previous education, experience, academic records and CV will be considered.
  • Applicants whose principal language of instruction at their previous university has been other than English, must submit a valid TOEFL (ibT) score report, with overall 79 or more points, or equivalent, internationally recognized English proficiency certificate.
  • European students will be admitted based on the regulations in force in their own universities, with the Coordination Commission's consent.
  • Mobility and integration procedures will be coordinated by the International Offices of each university, using the resources of the Erasmus programme.


Further Information


Institut für Sportwissenschaft
Prof. Dr. habil. Anita Hökelmann
Tel.: +49 391 67 54727
Faculty of Humanities
Letzte Änderung: 16.09.2015 - Ansprechpartner: Martin Krause