M.A. Applied Sport Psychology
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M. A.
Name Organisation/ University: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Address: Von-Seckendorf-Platz 2, 06120 Halle (Saale)
Number of spots: 10
Costs/tuition fee: 140 € per semester (includes the public transportation system)
Start of the program: October 1st
Application deadline: April 16th (Non-EU), July 15th (EU)
Language of tuition: German
Admittance of foreign students: yes
Study duration/ Workload (ECTS): 4 semesters (2 years), 120 Credit Points, 3600 Workload hours
Study structure/mode: full-time
Practical internship (yes/no): Yes
Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes
Target group and Study focus:
The M.A. Applied Sportpsychology comprises aspects of psychology, sport, performance optimization and stabilization and health in performance settings from an applied perspective. The course will provide the academic knowledge and foundational research as well as applied skills necessary to pursue careers in research or applied fields. The program targets graduates with a degree in psychology or a degree in sport science.
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives
Graduates of the master programme will be eligible for further study or employment (e.g. as a PhD student or lecturer) in research institutions orientated towards the fields of motion-, health or cognitive science. Graduates also looking to pursue a career in the applied setting should more consider a career as a sport psychological expert, providing performance and personal development support to professional and recreational athletes or clients outside of the sport setting. Aside from self-employment, potential employers include many associations, clubs and support centres for competitive sports, reflecting the growing demand for sport psychology consultants. Furthermore, potential employers search specifically for sport psychologists with an applied background, as ensuring effective diagnostics and interventions (including quality management and evaluation) are an essential field. As such, the Applied Sportpsychology master will lay the foundation for independent planning, implementation and evaluation of sport psychology-oriented diagnostics and interventions.
Based upon the general admission regulations for all master programs there are the following admission requirements:
Completed degree (no less than six semesters) in a related field of study
Proof of ability (above-average final grade of either 2.5 or higher in the German system or B according to ECTS)
Lectures and courses in this master program will be held in German. Therefore all students must have sufficient certified German language proficiency.
How to apply
Each year you can apply online for the Master Programmes at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for the upcoming winter semester. Please note: no applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed!
All applicants have to apply through our online application portal which is only available during the application period. After registration via the online application portal the following documents have to be uploaded to the portal: Study diploma and diploma supplement/transcript of records, proof of work experience and proof of practical sporting or mental training experience.