USI Sports & Exercise Classes.


Calling all Fitness and Yoga Enthusiasts: Save the Date!
Friday, June 21, is International Yoga Day. The USI Linz will celebrate Yoga Day by holding a marathon yoga session at the JKU!
Beginning at 6:00 PM, five experienced yoga instructors will start four sessions of 27 sun salutations each on the lawn area in front of the Kepler Hall.
In the event of bad weather, the yoga sessions will take place INSIDE of the Kepler Hall.
Please sign up in advance to attend under Course No, 077 at: USI Online! Sport & Movement | JKU Linz, opens an external URL in a new window

Information for all USI Fitness Studio (gym) members:
Your gym membership is valid up to Wednesday, July 31, 2024. A "Summer Special" deal will apply during August and September. Detailed information about the "Summer Special" gym membership will be available shortly!
The gym will be open as follows during the summer (starting Saturday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 31):
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Closed on Saturday and on Sunday!

Beginning Tuesday, July 4, to July 31, the sauna will be open as follows:
Tuesday: Ladies Day - between 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: Mens Day - between 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: Co-Ed - between 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The sauna will be closed during all of AUGUST and SEPTEMBER!


The USI fitness studio (gym) will be closed on Thursday, May 30 (Feast of Corpus Christi).


Looking to get more exercise and physical activity into your life?

– choose from over 200 USI courses!


Each semester, the University Sports Institute (USI) organizes and offers over 150 different, very affordable sports and exercise classes ranging from conventional sports and the latest trends in fitness and well-being to more relaxed exercise programs. In addition to honing athletic skills, courses support and encourage communication and staying fit and healthy.


We welcome:

  • Students and employees from austrian universities, universities of applied sciences, and teacher training colleges
  • Adult age school students in Matura classes
  • Alumni
  • Any open spots after registration are open to the general public

In addition to courses taught by professional instructors, we organize a series of local competitions for all athletic levels (taking part is what counts) and we offer many attractive outdoor activities (get me outside!).

In addition, the new gym is located in Kepler Hall on campus (create a personal fitness program).

Learn more about occupational health for employees at the JKU at: Xundes für Mitarbeiter*innen.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




JKU / Kepler Hall
Altenbergerstr. 69
4040 Linz

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



This is how it works.

The USI offers approximately 150 courses each semester. Click on the full course search, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more and find individual courses and information (location, times, costs, content, etc.) or conduct an advance search for these categories:


You will have to register when signing up for the first time. JKU employees are automatically registered. All others can only register via e-mail. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about signing up.

JKU Employees

Students and JKU employees are automatically registered. Once you have entered the registration number, you can request the password here, opens an external URL in a new window and book USI courses at the start of the online registration period (see course registration).

The registration numbers are as follows:

  • Students: Student ID Number (omit the "k")
    Note: The student ID number must be 8 digits! If you have an older student ID number, add a "0" in the front.
  • Employees: Austrian social insurance number (10 digits), or, if preferred, the first 4 letters of your last name and your 6-digit date-of-birth.

Courses offered by the USI at the JKU are generally open to all adults. First preference will be given to university-affiliated persons as follows:

Registration for Winter Semester 2022/2024 Summer Semester 2024
University-affiliated persons age 17+ (students and employees) at universities and universities of applied sciences beg. Sept. 25, 2023 beg. Feb. 2024
University alumni, and Matura class school students beg. Sept. 27, 2023 beg. Feb. 2024
Allocation of all available spots - open to everyone (must be of adult age) beg Oct. 2, 2023 beg. Feb. 2024


You can pay the course fee ONLY online, opens an external URL in a new window by credit card or e-transfer. The USI's office hours are available in the info box (top right).


Additional Important Information:

  • Participants must register for courses before the course officially begins. Class participation cards are non-transferable.
  • Participants have ONLY until March 15 (Summer Semester 2024) to change a class. Notify us in writing by sending an e-mail to:
  • Dropping a course and applying for a refund (or online credit) for fees can be accepted ONLY if accompanied by a doctor's certificate.

Information regarding courses is available here. Individual courses can begin later and/or end sooner. Check the course search, opens an external URL in a new window for the exact dates that a course is scheduled to begin and end.

Winter Semester 2023/2024

  • Courses begin: Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Courses end: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Courses will not be held on the following dates:

  • Christmas Break: December 18, 2023, to January 6, 2024

There are three prices for each course (Tariff 1 / Tariff 2 / Tariff 3):
The rates are calculated according to time, course content, the number of instructors, sports facility rental costs, etc.

  A normal course is 60 min. Normal course - 90 min.  
Tarif 1 € 22.00 € 33.00
Tarif 2 € 44.00 € 66.00
Tarif 3 € 66.00 € 99.00

PLEASE NOTE: Courses with special conditions are subject to special rates.

Those who have any impairments or disabilites are eligible for 50% off of the course rate. Please come to the USI office to book the course in person.

See below to find the price that applies to you:

Tariff 1:

  • Degree-seeking students from Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences under age 30,
  • Employees from the JKU or the Linz University of Art & Design under the age of 30,
  • Students in secondary-level Matura classes

Tariff 2:

  • Degree-seeking students from Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences age 30+
  • Employees at the JKU or the Linz University of Art & Design age 30+

Tariff 3:

  • Applies to all others (i.e. alumni, those not affiliated with the university, students from foreign universities)


PLEASE NOTE: By registering and paying for a course, you accept the terms and conditions regarding cancellation!

The tariffs cover the course participation fee for the entire semester. The number of dates is limited for short courses.

Canceling up to one-third (33%) of the scheduled course dates does not involve an aliquot refund of fees. If a course must be canceled on account low enrollment, for example, the course fees will be refunded.

Click here to view a list of our course locations, including a map.

Many USI courses take place in school buildings that have a strict NO SMOKING policy on school premises, regardless of being indoors or outdoors.

In principle, taking part in events and using the USI's facilities and equipment are at your own risk. Those taking part in events and using USI facilities agree herewith that the USI is not liable for accidents. By enrolling in an USI course, you confirm and acknowledge the above. We therefore expressly recommend taking out private accident or liability insurance. Equipment and facilities may only be used as part of a course and in the presence of a USI instructor; please follow the instructor's and staff's instructions at all times.

USI employees and instructors cannot verify a participant's level of medical fitness to take part in a sports or exercise class; in this regard, it is highly recommended that participants undergo a medical examination prior to beginning a sports or exercise class. We strongly recommend a realistic assessment of your level of fitness, possibly even by a medical doctor, and practicing a reasonable level of responsibility and consideration toward everyone.

Accidents are most often recreational accidents for which you are responsible.

We strongly recommend taking out private accident insurance, particularly for those taking part in outdoor courses!

Reserve the Football Pitch and Beach Volleyball Courts

It's easy to book the football pitch and beach volleyball courts on the campus! Just follow the links to reserve and find a time slot that fits your schedule.

If you have any questions, contact us by sending an e-mail to:



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Instructors Wanted!

Our trainers and coaches are our most important asset and we are always interested in qualified applications for new or existing courses! Apply by sending us an e-mail, a written application, or call us. If there is no current demand for your area of expertise, we will keep your application on file and contact you if a course option becomes available.

Currently we are looking for a coach/trainer for:

  • Volleyball
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