The Sport Science courses offer the opportunity to think analytically about the phenomenon of sport. The courses promote and challenge both, intellectual knowledge as well as knowledge of the body. The Institute of Sport Science at the University of Berne focuses on social and behavioural aspects of sport and movement during the course of life, and is mainly concerned with recreational, leisure, school and health sport.
The Institute of Sport Science welcomes students from all over Switzerland as well as from abroad. It is remarkable that, of all institutes at the University of Bern, the Institute of Sport Science has the highest rate of students hailing from Swiss cantons outside the Canton of Berne: