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Sports - Teaching Qualification Gymnasium


Teaching Qualification: Gymnasium

Program structure

Gymnasium teaching degree: Two teaching subjects are combined. In addition, the course of study is supplemented by the study of educational science. This results in the following combination of subjects:

  • 2 teaching subjects
  • Educational science studies

Which subject combinations you can choose when studying to become a teacher at elementary schools can be found in the lists of possible combinations.

Special features



Sport/Physical Education can be studied as one subject of a double major with the prospect of becoming a "Gymnasium" teacher (§ 83 LPO I).

Professional prospects / competencies

Sport/Physical Education consists of various disciplines (sport didactics, sciences of movement and exercise, medical aspects, etc.). Several practical fields like gymnastics, track and field, swimming, games, skiing, etc. are taught. Students are expected to take an active part.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

In accordance with the examination regulations for teaching I (LPO I), §§ 34, 36 and 38, the following teaching practices are to be completed:

  • Occupational internship
  • Orientation internship
  • Pedagogic-didactic teaching practice
  • Teaching practice accompanying studies

Disciplines involved

No other disciplines are involved in the course of study Sports Teaching Qualification - Gymnasium.

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 9 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

270 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 92 ECTS credits for each teaching subject, 10 ECTS credits in each subject didactics, 35 ECTS credits in education, 10 ECTS credits in the thesis, 15 ECTS credits in the elective area, 6 ECTS credits teaching practice.

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Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Affinity to physical activity and sport, interest in working with children and teenagers

Restricted admittance

No, the course of study is not subject to admission restrictions.
Please note, however, that you must take an eligibility test for sport as a teaching subject.

Legal requirements for admission

A requirement is a general higher education entrance qualification, a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a vocational qualification.

In addition, you will be tested on your all-around athletic ability in an aptitude test.

Application deadline(s)

Information on how to apply can be found on the Sports Center website.

Teaching subject: aptitude test

Didactic subject: none

The qualifying examination for the teaching subject Physical Education is held every year no later than June 1. 

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required. 

Information on German language proficiency for international students

Documents needed (to apply / register)

University entrance qualification, proof of the Bavarian aptitude test

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrars Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty


Stefanie Pietsch
E-Mail stefanie.pietsch@ur.de


Angelika Mundigl
Phone +49941 943-2507
E-Mail angelika.mundigl@psk.uni-regensburg.de


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