Sports science is a branch of science which studies the purpose of scientific principles and techniques for  improving performance of an individual. Exercise Science studies the human body’s functional and physiological change after movement. During the study of sports science, researchers have developed a better understanding on how the human body reacts to exercise, training and many other stimuli. Sports science studies usually involve biomechanics, sport genetics, physiology, sport injuries, anatomy, sport injuries, biochemistry, exercise physiology and human growth.

It also includes other fields such as kinanathropometry, nutrition, psychology, diet and anthropometry. The programs under exercise science intend to develop clinical scientists and exercise specialists who focus on biomechanical, respiratory and cardiac disciplines.

Benefits of exercise and sport science: -


  • To provide students for future study in specialized fields in graduate programs
  • Support candidates for future certifications in a range of specialty areas
  • Fastest growing field with a wide-range of career opportunities
  • Experienced faculty members are dedicated to prepare students spiritually and academically
  • It offers dynamic, practical experience working on one with professionals in the field

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



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.



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.


Specialization fields in exercise & sports science: -


  • Sport Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Athletic Training
  • Leisure Studies/Recreation
  • Management/Sports Administration
  • Human Movement Sciences/Kinesiology
  • Therapeutic Nutrition & Biochemistry of Exercise

Job Prospects

Exercise and sports science is one of the rewarding career options in India. Students who are opting for this career must be physically fit. There are wide ranges of job opportunities in this field. Graduates can search for employment in various fields such as teacher in physical education, sports coach, fitness manager, therapist, performance analyst and sports administrator.

After training in different sports academies,one can choose  a career as a sportsperson and play at state level first and then look for more opportunities at the nationwide and worldwide levels. Graduates can also be well placed to carry out further training to become a certified medical exercise consultant, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. Graduates after completion of their course can seek employment in India as well as in global markets.

Some job types: -


  • Sports coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Professional athlete
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health and fitness / gym instructor
  • Physical Education teacher
  • Exercise scientist for professional sports organizations

Science Colleges for Exercise and Sport Science

Dr. D.Y Patil University

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dr. D.Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai was established in 2002 with a vision to provide quality education in all spheres of high learning and health services in India. The university has evolved to become a leader in nine specific...

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