The relationship between competencies acquired through Swiss academic sports science courses and the job requirements

Schlesinger, Torsten; Studer, Fabian; Nagel, Siegfried (2016). The relationship between competencies acquired through Swiss academic sports science courses and the job requirements. European journal of sport science, 16(1), pp. 115-127. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/17461391.2014.995234

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In view of the changes in and growing variety of sports-related occupations, it is highly relevant for educational institutions 10 to know how well the educational contents of their sport science courses meet the professional requirements. This study analyses the relationship between the competencies acquired through academic sports science courses and the requirements of the relevant jobs in Switzerland. The data for this empirical analysis were drawn from a sample of n = 1054 graduates of different academic sport science programmes at all eight Swiss universities. The results show that academic sport science courses primarily communicate sports-specific expertise and practical sports skills. On the other hand, most graduates consider that the acquisition of interdisciplinary competencies plays a comparatively minor role in sport science education, even though these competencies are felt to be an important requirement in a variety of work-related environments and challenges.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science III

UniBE Contributor:

Schlesinger, Torsten; Studer, Fabian and Nagel, Siegfried

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1746-1391

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Torsten Schlesinger

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2015 16:13

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 02:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/17461391.2014.995234

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.66618

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/66618

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