Sports science as a field is slowly gaining popularity in India. In recent years India has been doing a lot better in international sports including the Olympics. Youngsters are these days taking a lot of interest in a number of sporting events including football, cricket and badminton. The awareness level about sports as a kind of science too is on the rise. Terms such as fitness and exercise are no more alien to us. Considering that there is a huge potential in sports in terms of career and money, people in large numbers have started taking sports science as a career. Along with sports science, sports therapy and rehabilitation too are in-things these days.
Eligibility and course duration
A master’s or M.Phil degree in sports science or other related fields such as sports and exercise science, physical education, etc. For getting selected to the program you may have to sit for a written test and interview.
Duration of the program is 3-5 years.
More about the course
With a number of courses coming up in sports and exercise science at the undergraduate as well as diploma level, many are taken it up as a full time career of becoming a fitness expert, coach or sports therapist. However, a plain graduate or post graduate diploma in sports science may not be enough for reaching the upper echelons of this increasingly popular field. A PhD in sports science or in say exercise science gets you better exposure to the world of sports science and rehabilitation and can thus provide you with a rewarding career. Like most PhD programs, the first few semesters you focus on coursework and research methodology. Among the number of areas for research in sports science and rehabilitation are nutrition, exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics, mental fatigue, injury, rehabilitation. Then there are other areas such as sports nutrition, exercise immunology, manual therapies for back pains, etc. that too can be pursued.
Jobs and opportunities
Sports science is still a nascent field in the country. Compared to many of the other countries, especially the western world the awareness level about this field is still very low. As a result career opportunities in sports science and rehabilitation have just started picking up in the country. As of now most of the jobs in this field are available abroad. But the future for this field in India is quite bright.
Ph.D Sports Science & Rehabilitation Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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