Sports science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance. The study of sports traditionally incorporates area of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human growth, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, sport genetics, sport injuries & management but also includes other topics such as nutrition & diet, anthropometry, kinanathropometry and psychology.
Higher–education degrees in sports science are also becoming increasingly popular with many universities now offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the discipline. Opportunities for students in these fields include employment as a physical education teacher, dietician or nutritionist, performance analyst, sports therapist, fitness center manager, strength and conditioning specialist. The sport Sciences students may also be well positioned to undertake further training to become an accredited fitness trainer, exercise physiologist and exercise consultant.
Sports scientist is growing in demand and employment numbers, with the ever-increasing focus within the sporting world on achieving the best results possible. Through the study of science and sport, researchers have developed a greater understanding on how the human body reacts to exercise, training, different environments and many other stimuli.
Studying sport science provides you with science-based knowledge and understanding of sports performance and factors that affect behaviour in sport. You will gain subject-specific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition.
Sports scientists assist sportspeople to achieve the best possible sporting performance by applying knowledge and techniques from many areas including medicine, physiology, biomechanics (the study of human movement), motor control and development, nutrition, psychology and physiotherapy.
Sports Science graduates will have the choice of three distinct career paths. You could enter the broad sport and recreation promotion, management and marketing sector. Or you might prefer a career in athlete preparation as an Exercise Scientist. The third pathway will see you move into graduate training in sport, recreation management, coaching, exercise rehabilitation, occupational safety and health or research.
List of Courses:-
Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Sports Science
Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management
Master of Science in Sports Science
Master of Science in Exercise Science
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition
Basic Eligibility: UG: For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for this course is 3 years.
PG: The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for this course is 2 years.
Specializations: Specialization fields in exercise & sports science:-
Human Movement Sciences/Kinesiology
Therapeutic Nutrition & Biochemistry of Exercise
Some job types:-
Sport and exercise psychologist
Fitness centre manager
Higher education lecturer
Health and fitness / gym instructor
Physical Education teacher
Exercise scientist for professional sports organizations