Mainz University launches "Movement and Wellbeing" Master's degree program in sports science

English-language Master's program in cooperation with partner universities in China and India will start in the 2019 summer semester

8 November 2018

When we talk about health, we do not only mean the absence of disease but also a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. This wellbeing on an individual and social level is in the focus of the new "Sports Science – Movement and Wellbeing" Master's degree program, which starts at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in the 2019 summer semester. It will teach knowledge and skills on how to achieve wellbeing by means of scientifically assessed practices. The 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. Individual modules of the study program can be completed at partner universities in China and India.

The English-language Master's degree program "Movement and Wellbeing" will 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.

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.