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Final Theses

Bachelor and Master's thesis

At the professorship ‘sportsmedicine/-biology’ bachelor and master students can receive topics for graduation in that particular field of interest. The topics are overseen by employees of the professorship according to subject and research area. On the one hand given topics can be conducted, on the other hand the students have options to realize own suggestions referring to sportsmedicine research.

The allocation of topics occurs individually through the respective employee. In the scheme on the bottom the staff members of the professorship ‘sportsmedicine/-biology’ with their respective research emphasis are listed. Possible topics are assigned after individual consultation.

The students will be assisted within the process of elaborating by their person in support and the research colloquium but they are asked to be proactive and motivated to self-study.

The following informations for elaborating graduation thesis and guidelines grant courtesy to write the thesis.

Contect person Subject area

Prof. Dr. H. Schulz

  • Sports therapy in rehabilitation
  • Performace diagnosis in prevention and rehabilitation
  • Health promotion

Lutz Baumgärtel

  • Performance diagnosis
  • Sports therapy

Jacqueline Böhr

  • neuroscience/ adult neurogenesis: diagnosis & intervention
  • "Special Populations"
  • Drumming & Motion

Dr. Dr. N. Nitzsche

  • Resistance exercise
  • Physiological exposure
  • Training- and sports therapy

Anke Otto

  • Applied research in children and youth sport
  • Evaluation and quality management in health and rehabilitation facilities
  • Handball specific problems of interest

Dr. P. Wright

  • Sports therapy in internal and psychosomatic diseases
  • Neuroscience/ adult neurogenesis
  • Sports therapy in gerontology
  • Performance physiology (resistance and endurance exercise)
Martin Weigert
  • Sports therapy, internal deseases
  • Resistance exercise

The first step for choosing a suitable topic for bachelor and master’s thesis is the selection of a section in sportsmedicine in which the thesis will be written.

For that purpose the research emphasis mentioned above can be an aid to orientation. Within a individual consultation with the respective person in support, possible topics and their implementation can be discussed.

Subsequent to the determination of the topic there has to be a substantial literature research in the respective subject matter carried out. To be able to attach a proper reference list, there should be an orientation of literature management software taking place in that course.

On the next step a rough structure of the thesis with the following aspects should be created:

  • Introduction to the topic
  • Problem statement with reference to literature on hand (deficits of existing studies, demand of research)
  • Questions of interest
  • Aspects of methodology (probands, data acquisition, measuring instruments, data management, statistical evaluation)
  • Expectable findings (rough structure oft he analyzed variables)
  • List with the most important references for the respective topic

The rough structure is to be arranged with the person of support.

Own topics suggestions that include human studies have to receive a positive vote of the ethical review committee. In that matter it has to be resolved with the person of support in time, because the process of proposition takes about 4-6 weeks. Before the approval there cannot be any data acquisition.

The execution of data acquisition is to be incumbent on the student, if necessary with the person of support or other members of sportsmedicine/-biology staff. If a topic of ongoing studies is chosen, a participation within the data acquisition is expected.

The registration of the thesis at the examination office has not to be immediately after the topic allocation. Initially the data acquisition or literature research should be completed, so the full spectrum of time appropriate to the study order can be used for analyzing and writing.

Before registration the final topic heading should be agreed on with the respective person of support.

The advance exam achievements normally have to be discarded at the examination office before registrating the thesis. If there has to be a 15-minute presentation or rather an exposé (3-5 pages) handed in has to be agreed with the person of support. The presentations take place within the scope of the research colloquium of the professorship 'sportsmedicine/-biology'.

According to the collected data the analysis occurs with the person of support. In either case the student deals with the statistical analysis on their own.

The minimum standards regarding the thesis extent can be understood out of the respective study order.

After writing the thesis the central aspects can be summarized in a scientific article. It is favoured that the student does that on his own, insofar he oder she strives for a scientific-academic career. If the collected data is not used by the student to wrinte an article, the person of support can do so after coming to an agreement.

Citavi  is recommended for literature management. In its freeware version a maximum of 100 references can be administrated.

Microsoft Office or OpenOffice  are recommended for writing the thesis. The programs allows formatting and labelling tablets and graphics reliably even with large documents. In cooperation with the mentioned literature management program a reference list can be created automatically. Thereby the correct elaboration according to the formalities is easily possible.

IBM SPSS Statistics is recommended for statistically analysis. The software is provided by IT departement of the university at multiple Poolrooms. Alternatively the current versions for students is offered for a small price.

The common guidelines for elaborating scientific thesis at the institute of applied kinesiology can be apprehended at Downloads/ blanks. . In addition the professorship ‘sportsmedicine/-biology’ provides a format template for bachelor and master's thesis.

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