Contents of the course

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Chosen sport (Specialization)

(300 lessons)


  • Training and performance structure, characterization of development tendencies
  • Special features of training with juniors, consideration of age-specific factors
  • Complex and emphasized development of performance-determining factors
  • Methods for the development of sport-specific
    • coordinative-technical performance prerequisites
    • individual and group/team tactical performance prerequisites
    • conditional performance prerequisites
  • Correction of errors, practical test and assessment methods for training and competition
  • Planning of training and competition processes
  • Preparation, execution and evaluation of visitations of training sessions and competitions
  • Promotion of athletic talents


  • Practical exercises for the improvement of the participant’s own technical and tactical skills (technical-tactical demonstration ability) as well as of conditional and coordinative abilities
  • Introduction of principles of training methodology, application of sport-specific means of training for different age groups and performance levels
  • Teaching exercises implemented by the participants to perfect their methodical competences for the development of the various performance prerequisites and for the coaching of athletes and teams

    Sports for the disabled (Specialization)                                   

    (320 lessons)


    • Sports for the disabled as a special sport for people suffering from impairment, chronic illness and disability
    • Didactic concepts of sports for the disabled as leisure sport, competitive sport, top-level sport or for rehabilitation purposes
    • Special psychological and sociological features of sports for the disabled
    • The principle of "performance" in sports for the disabled
    • Special features of the development of sports performances in disabled children and adolescents
    • Theoretical basics of special sports disciplines for the disabled:
      • Wheelchair sports
      • Swimming/aqua therapy
      • Track and field
      • Competitive games
    • Methodical principles for the training in disability and rehabilitation sports
    • Current issues of classification in competitive sports for the disabled
    • Competition analysis/techniques of data collection
    • Top-level sports of handicapped athletes and Paralympics: problems, solutions, examples, visitations
    • Impairment theory (physically/sensory/mentally handicapped)
    • Fundamental aspects of excitation physiology
    • The system of medical rehabilitation
    • Terminology
    • Principles of pedagogical guidance for handicapped athletes and sports groups
    • Communication and behaviour of teachers/coaches
    • Teaching principles in sports for the disabled


    • Practical exercises with motor tasks for the disabled in water, in a gym, on an athletic field and in competitive games
    • Introduction to riding a wheelchair, running as a blind person, walking with special aids and selected competitive games (for the disabled)
    • Regular visitations of sports groups of the disabled, integration as assistant/teacher into sports groups of handicapped athletes

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    Conditioning Coach (Specialization)                 

    (300 lessons)    


    • Purpose and special features of conditional training in competitive sports
    • Development tendencies in conditional training at higher performance levels
    • Theoretical and practical basics of special exercises and forms of training in conditional training
      • Strength training
      • Endurance training
      • Flexibility training
      • Coordinative and speed training
      • Faster regeneration after high training load
      • Recreational sport
      • Proprioceptive training
      • Rehabilitation training after sports injuries
    • Regulation of training processes
    • Structure of training sessions
    • Warm-up and cool-down exercises
    • Basics of performance diagnostics
    • Complex and emphasized development of performance prerequisites
    • Sports-motor tests and assessment methods
    • Ergonomics in the training process


    • Methodology and forms of organization in strength training
    • Training with dumbbells, barbells and training machines
    • Methods and forms of training in endurance training
    • Introduction to cardio training machines
    • Methods and forms of training in coordinative and speed training
    • Perception/proprioceptive training
    • Functional gymnastics/gymnastic exercises
    • Minor games
    • Recreational sports
    • Sport-motor tests and assessment methods

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    Sports Management (Specialization)                

    (300 lessons)


    Basics of Sports management:

    • Sports markets and industries
    • Planning of sports development
    • Organization and planning in sports
    • Financing and controlling in sports
    • Resource management in sports
    • Structures of sports systems, organization of grassroots and competitive sports
    • Sports marketing and sports sponsoring
    • Human resource management in sports organizations
    • Governance in sports
    • Sport and media
    • Infrastructure management in sports
    • Sports economy and sports business administration
    • Management of sporting events
    • Sport and media law
    • Management of business start-ups in sports
    • Network management in sports

    Planning, organization, execution and evaluation of sporting events

    in grassroots and competitive sports (typology of sporting events, effects of sporting events, event management with special consideration of techniques of scheduling and personnel planning, legal regulations for sporting events, socio-economic effects of sporting events)    


    • Practical application of the basics of event management in the chosen sports discipline
    • Forms of organization of tournament systems in the chosen sports discipline
    • Planning and hosting of an internal sporting event

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    General Science of Training (ABTW)

    (70 lessons)

    • Scientific correlations between sports performance/performance structure and athletic training/training structure
    • Influence of special biological, psychological and motor features of ontogenesis on the long-term development of sports performances
    • Concept of external and internal load; loading principles; principles of performance development; long-term performance development
    • Motor learning process/technical training and methodical consequences for athletic training in competitive sports
    • Basics and methodology of athletic training of selected personal performance prerequisites
      • Endurance abilities
      • Strength abilities
      • Speed abilities
      • Coordinative abilities

    and their consequences for the training in competitive sports. 

    Sports medicine

    For courses in a chosen sport/Conditioning Coach   (60 lessons)

    • Basics of:
      • Biochemistry
      • Physiology
      • Anatomy
    • Clinical physiology
    • Pathophysiology (diseases of the heart, the cardiovascular and the pulmonary system)
    • Sports physiology
      • Athlete’s heart
      • Energy metabolisms in sports
      • Performance diagnostics (ECG, spirometry)
    • Sports medicine
      • Internal diseases and sports
      • Sports injuries
      • Overloading

    Sports medicine for the course Sports for the disabled

    (40 lessons)

    • Basics of:
      • Biochemistry
      • Physiology
      • Anatomy
    • Sports physiology
      • Athlete’s heart
      • Energy metabolisms in sports
    • Sports medicine
      • Internal diseases and sports
      • Sports injuries
      • Overloading

    Introduction to Sports Management

    (12 lessons)

    • Introduction to fundamental aspects of sports management
    • Basic principles of sports economy
    • Media and sports
    • Sports marketing 

    Sports Psychology

    (14 lessons)

    • Subjects, objectives and purpose of applied sports psychology
    • Techniques of mental training and possible applications
    • Basics of communication in sports
    • Methods of psychological regulation (activation and relaxation) for athletes in different competitive situations
    • Goal-setting as a tool for regulation of actions in sports
    • Concepts on groups and guidance in sports
    • Basics of motivation 

    Sports Pedagogy

    (14 lessons)

    • Subjects of sports pedagogy
    • Role and image of a coach
    • Professional moral concepts of coaches (and athletes) in competitive sports
    • Analysis, classification and solution of conflicts between coach and athlete
    • Reflexion on communication between coach and athlete

    Strength Training

    (10 lessons)

    • Introduction to the basic methodology of strength training
    • Organization and arrangement of strength training
    • Correct application of machines, barbells, dumbbells and body weight as resistances in strength training

    Introduction to German Language

    (60 lessons)

    • General vocabulary for communication in everyday life
    • Introduction and stabilization of simple grammatical structures
    • Development of listening comprehension
    • Conversation on specific cultural topics with information on social life in the Federal Republic of Germany, exchange of thoughts on various cultures
    • Motivation for further participation in German language classes at Goethe Institutes in the participants’ home countries

    Framework program 

    Work shadowing in training sessions and excursions to competitions in the chosen sports discipline or in sports for the disabled are part of the study program and contribute to the participants’ expertise in their chosen specialization.

    Furthermore, participants are provided with the opportunity to take part in various sports and leisure activities offered by the University of Leipzig.