Sports in Dieburg

summer semester 2024

Outlines of the sports courses on the h_da Campus in Dieburg

Body & Mind (a short break-time)

mondays: 10 a.m to 10.15 a.m

location: online

free program of the h_da in cooperation with the health management


Thank you for your interest in an active break. In cooperation with h_da's health management team, we would like to introduce you to our exercise break:

Every Monday at 10 a.m. we take a short break at our desks. We do stretching exercises, balance exercises, light exercises and mindfulness exercises. Afterwards, we will certainly be able to continue working more effectively and with greater concentration.

Everyone is welcome!

Times: Mondays 18:00 – 19:30 

Location: Campus Sport Center Dieburg, refectory building ("Mensa")

Fee: Free for h_da students/staff

Trainer: Christian Homa Contact:

Description: Canne de combat (French for "fighting stick") is a French martial art, the roots of which go back to the 18th century. Originally developed as a self-defence method, canne de combat is now a fast and agile competitive sport which combines elegance and acrobatics with dynamism and efficiency. It is the ideal recreational sport as canne de combat is quick to learn, very varied and carries a low risk of injury. The aim of the course is to teach the six canne de combat strokes as well as other basic techniques. Participants are first familiarised in a playful manner with the equipment – the stick – and then progress to duelling with various partner exercises. No special equipment is necessary – apart from a positive attitude and comfortable sports clothing.


Students can register in the course catalogue ("Vorlesungsverzeichnis") via, staff should use Guests can register via

Opening hours: 

Mondays 16:00 - 21:00

Tuesdays 16:00 - 21:00

Wednesdays 16:00 - 21:00

Thursdays 16:00 - 21:00

Fridays 17:00 - 22:00

Location: Basement of the "Mensa" building. The entrance is on the east side of the building

Fee: € 40 / semester
For h_da staff: € 50 / semester
For TUD students: € 40 + € 15 guest fee = € 55 / sem.
Guests: € 50 + € 30 guest fee = € 80 / sem.

Description: The student fitness instructor team provides tips and guidance for independent fitness and cardio training.


Students can register in the course catalogue ("Vorlesungsverzeichnis") in, staff should use Guests should contact the University Sports Office by email:

Empowerment & Self Defense Course (EN)

Time: Thursdays 18:00-20:00 (From 25.04.2024)
Language: English
Location: Campus Sport Center Dieburg, refectory building ("Mensa")
Instructions:Wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring your water bottle. 

Übungsleiterin: Livia Tice

This is a 6-week long series of 2-hour courses in the methodology of ESD (Empowerment through Self Defense). ESD sees self-defense techniques not only as a tool for dangerous situations but as an approach to personal empowerment. This approach is holistic and includes strategies to deal with conflicts, to set verbal boundaries and be more assertive, deal with microaggressions and physical danger. Through these skillsets of verbal formulas, physical techniques, discussions and the safe space to explore our personal boundaries, share and heal from our past experiences, people tend to feel more confident, empowered, supported and have an overall more positive outlook in their capabilities to stand up for themselves.

Certification of the teacher, Livia Tice:
In November 2020 I took part in the 5-days Training of ESD Instructors in Albania, which was the first training organized in the country. I worked for 3 years with the NGO ESD Albania, the authority for spreading this methodology in the country. In 2021 I got certified as a Level 2 instructor and during the last 3 years I have trained and assisted in training more than 400 people in Albania and Europe. The Japanese martial art of Aikido, which I practiced for 4 years, is what brought me to the self-defense course and the journey to become an instructor and share the methodology with others.

Course run by our partner, Papillon Flugschulen (details on request)

Location: Wasserkuppe

Fee: Contact Papillon for information about the special prices for students and the combined offer including 7 nights/breakfast

Description: The paragliding course package offers participants the opportunity to become paragliding pilots as quickly, cheaply – and with as much fun – as possible. The compact one-week course covers the basics, whereas the advanced course includes 15 flights. No previous experience is required. The courses always start on a Saturday.

For further information:

Dates:  Sunday May 26, June 23 or July 7 (separate registration for each)

Trainers: Daniel, owner of "Boulderwald". Contact:

Max. no. of participants: 6

Location: Felsenmeer car park (Felsberg 3, 64686 Lautertal), participants should make their own way there

Duration: 11:00 – 17:00 ( 6 hours )

Fee: € 30 (students) and € 40 (staff)


Bouldering in the heart of Germany. The bouldering areas in the northern Odenwald region are distinguished above all by their characteristic granite rocks. These create a unique rock landscape in the Felsenmeer near Lautertal. The Felsenmeer area is roughly 20 minutes' drive from Darmstadt

The bouldering taster course includes coaching in small groups at the rock face, and all necessary equipment. You don't even need your own climbing shoes, as rental shoes are included in the price for the day.
Are you a beginner and have never been bouldering outdoors before? No problem! Step by step we will show you what is important when bouldering (laying out the crash mats, safety aspects, approaching the rock, climbing techniques and also the importance of treating nature with respect).

Swimming for beginners

Times: Tuesdays 21:00

Location: Sports pool of WSV Dieburg, Schwimmbadweg 11, 64807 Dieburg

Fee: € 55 (students) / € 45 (staff)

Trainer: Lutz Kettner 

Description: The course is aimed at beginners who do not yet know how to swim, or who are keen to learn the basics of breaststroke, front crawl and backstroke. The aim of the course is to give participants confidence in the water and enable them to swim longer distances safely.


Students can register in the course catalogue ("Vorlesungsverzeichnis") via, staff should use Guests can register via

Times: Tuesdays 20:00

Location: Sports pool of WSV Dieburg, Schwimmbadweg 11, 64807 Dieburg

Fee: € 35 for students / € 45 for staff

Trainer: Sandra Hornig, competitive swimmer – pool + open water, extreme swimmer, Contact:

Description: The advanced swimming sessions are aimed at all those who would like to improve their technique, fitness, coordination and speed – and above all at those who simply enjoy swimming. In Dieburg, training is offered in two of the pool's 25m lanes on Tuesday evenings from 20:00. There will be a slower and a faster group, the members of which will be decided during the first few sessions. The training is basically pitched at the ability and performance level of the individual group. The minimum requirement for taking part is the ability to swim using 3 different strokes, and to swim at least 1000m without stopping.


Students can register in the course catalogue ("Vorlesungsverzeichnis") via, staff should use Guests can register via


Yoga with Vanessa

Thursdays: 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (start 25th of april)

Instructor: Vanessa, certified yoga teacher, fitness trainer and trainee occupational therapist.

Cost: 35 euros per student/ 45 euros per employee

Description: Welcome to a yoga class that offers a harmonious fusion of Hatha and Vinyasa with elements of Restorative Yoga. In this class we will practice asanas (postures) to build strength and promote flexibility while emphasizing the flow of breath to create a connection between body and mind. By combining strength-building, flowing movements and calm, restorative poses, we will create a balanced practice that guides the mind and body into a state of clarity and calm. For students in particular, yoga offers an effective way to alleviate the stresses of desk work by strengthening the spine, reducing shortening as well as stress and therefore having a positive impact on everyday life. Whether you are new to yoga or want to deepen your practice, this class offers a supportive and non-judgmental space for all levels. Weather permitting, outdoor yoga can be offered as an option. Instruction in English is also available. Prerequisite: Preferably bring your own yoga mat if you have one. (There will be spare mats)

Additional equipment, not a must: Yoga blocks/ thick book, yoga belt/ belt, blanket meditation cushion/ seat cushion if necessary

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