Movement and Wellbeing Master’s degree program in sports science open for graduates of Bachelor’s programs with a focus on social sciences, health sciences, and life sciences

Interdisciplinary expansion of the English-language Master's program in cooperation with partner universities in China and India / Application deadline: 15 November 2021

26 July 2021

The international Master's degree program "Movement and Wellbeing" established at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in 2019 teaches knowledge and skills on how to achieve a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing by means of scientifically assessed practices. A unique feature of the degree program is its combination of oriental movement culture and philosophy with the archetypal western culture of epistemology, empiricism, and science. Starting from the 2022 summer semester, the Master's degree course will be open for graduates of Bachelor's programs with a focus on social sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and similar programs. The application period for the 2022 summer semester will run from October 1 to November 15, 2021.

The English-language Master's degree program include modules on the theory of science, neuroscience-based techniques, and statistical analysis as well as health psychology and applied sports psychology. Furthermore, it will focus on the physiology and concepts of nutrition, a holistic diagnosis of performance and health, the influence of movement on brain activity and cognitive processes. Eastern movement traditions and traditional Chinese medicine are also an integral part of the program. Along with tai chi, yoga, and Ayurveda, students will receive instruction in the fundamentals of traditional Chinese medicine. Finally, the program will cover how public and state health systems are organized and structured. Individual modules of the study program can be completed at partner universities in China and India.

Graduates of the "Movement and Wellbeing" Master's degree program can apply their knowledge and skills in various occupational fields, for example, for training in medical assistant professions, in prevention and rehabilitation facilities, in health management consulting, and in holistic diagnostics and therapeutic recommendations for athletes and patients.