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Philologische Bibliothek
Philologische Bibliothek
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University Sports as a service institution within the university setting is part of the wide-spread offer of studies within the framework of higher education.

Students are given opportunity to acquire knowledge for an active life style and to compensate physical maladjustments caused by everyday routine by participating in suitable sports. At best, the experiences made will result in the self-competence to assess the value of a good sport and to in discover a „lifetime sport“.

University Sports, of course, offer the chance to acquire skills and qualifications for the self-mobile realization of „new“ kinds of motion and the respective licenses for sports such as surfing and sailing or various combat sports.

Within the framework of bachelor studies, however, the improvement of the so-called „employability“ by strengthening „key competences“ is being aimed at. Thus new educational potentials arose for University Sports.

Student coworkers have become an integral part of our University Sports team for some time already and are experiencing an extensive field of training to acquire „soft skills“ in the course of activities in various types of sports and events.

„University Sports are offering placements relating to practice, emotionally stimulating fields of action, integrated curriculums, existing infrastructures and communication channels, qualified personnel, and integration irrespective of faculty“. (Göring, Frieling; 2007, in „Quo Vadis Hochschulsport“, Soft-Skills und Hochschulsport, page 39, Universitätsverlag Göttingen)

For everyone interested University Sports at Freie Universität Berlin will be a field of learning for interdisciplinary subject matters and a field of research for scientific reflection. Topics such as service management, health management, and event management shall be the basis for a potential exchange in theory / practice beyond special subject matters of studies.