The ISPW is part of the newly established (January 2005) Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern, along with the Institutes of Education and Psychology. Sport Science in Bern is characterized by an integrated and practical-oriented approach. Both in teaching and in research particular attention is paid to the social and behavioural study of leisure, popular, therapeutic and school sports.
The ISPW offers a Bachelor study with a broad sports science orientation, and a Masters study where a specific focus on “teaching sport” or “managing sport” can be undertaken.
The ISPW views sport from a social and behavioural science perspective with the following foci: