Initially, the focus will be on a teacher education course, with plans to establish a non-school based "Sport and Health" degree program in the future. The courses will be based in the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, due to the many points of contact between sport and health. Three professorships, three (senior) lecturer roles, and associated research and technical assistant positions are currently being planned. In addition, lectureships and university teaching positions will be filled for the practical sports components.
In light of the teaching staff shortage, it is a common objective of the senatorial authorities and the University of Bremen to increase the overall number of teacher education places at the University of Bremen through the sports students. Additional resources, which have been requested from the senatorial authorities, are therefore required for the existing teacher education degree courses and the educational sciences.
The Institute of Sports Science was closed at the end of March 2018, and now sports studies – initially for teacher education – will return to the University of Bremen. In the 2024/2025 winter semester, 30 students will be able to start the two-subject bachelor's degree program "Teaching Profession at Secondary Schools" and the bachelor's degree program "Inclusive Education."