According to a Bavaria-wide survey, the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg is the university in Bavaria with the highest percentage of participants in the courses of the university athletics compared to the total number of students. Nearly one third of all students take advantage of the wide range of activities offered by the University Sports Center. The spectrum of over 150(!) courses ranges from fighting, ball and dance sports to back training and yoga or many forms of body-building-aesthetic activities such as ballet, aerobics or body conditioning and many more. The health-oriented courses in particular are becoming increasingly relevant due to growing health awareness and are highly frequented by students and staff.
This wide range of courses sometimes generates competition teams, which, together with the starters in the individual sports, represent the University of Bamberg at Bavarian or German university championships, sometimes with considerable success.