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Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor's course, you must first pass a practical sports aptitude assessment.  

When registering for the practical sports aptitude assessment, you are required to provide evidence of the following qualifications/certificates:

  • Baccalaureate from a vocational/technical college or secondary school
  • Up-to-date first-aid certificate from the Swiss Federation of Samaritans
  • Up-to-date «Brevet Basis Pool» lifesaving certificate from the Swiss Lifesaving Society (SLRG) (must be no older than 4 years)

As from 2022, the Y+S leader certificate and the experience of working are no longer necessary.

Recognized equivalent qualifications

Equivalents:  

  • Primary school teaching certificate (Primarlehrerpatent)
  • Integrative secondary school certificate (Integrative Mittelschule IMSF)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 out of 42 points excluding bonus points (in 6 separate general education subjects, of which at least three subjects at Higher Level (one of which must be a maths or science subject))
  • German higher education entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Diploma from a VET/PET college

Not equivalent:

  • College of further education, two or three years
  • Secondary school certificate (without baccalaureate)
  • Professional NCO in the armed forces
     

Equivalents:

  • SRC nursing auxiliary (Pfleghelfer/-in SRK)
  • Registered nurse (Pflegefachfrau HF)
  • Health professional (Fachangestellte Gesundheit (FAGE))
  • Medical practice assistant (Medizinische Praxisassistentin (MPA))
  • First-aid certificate from Swiss Medical Corps (SSK)
  • Military paramedic
  • Military hospital staff
  • Rescue level 1 certificate for nonprofessionals (Laienzertifizierung Rettungswesen Niveau I)
  • Mountain guide training
  • Johanniter first-aid course (16-hour course)
  • PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) Military first response


Not equivalent:
 

  • Emergency first-responder certificate (Nothelferausweis)
  • BLS-AED certificate from Swiss Federation of Samaritans
     

Equivalents:

  • German lifesaving badge «DLRG-SILBER» 
  • Brevet igba PRO

Further information on equivalent previous education

Information on the military


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Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM

Sport studies organization
Hauptstrasse 247
CH-2532 Magglingen