Department of Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala
Department History | Faculty | Significant Achievements | Specialization | Courses Offered & Admission Criteria | Infrastructure | Eligibility | Research Articles | Extension Activities | Contact Us

Department History

Year of Establishment:1989

             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.

            There are a variety of international governing bodies that oversee the practice of exercise professionals, to ensure high standards of practice. In the UK there is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) In the US there are various bodies such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

            The Department of Sport Science at Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab) India came into existence on 29th September, 1989. This is the first department to start M.Sc. Sport Science and Ph.D. Sport Science in India. The first Ph.D. in Sport Science was awarded in 1993 and since then 42 students have been awarded Ph.D. degree in Sport Science. The research output from the department has continued to grow and teachers/ research scholars have published more than 200 research papers and 10 books. The department of Sports Science has also organized national/International conference/workshops/Seminars/Symposium from time to time.

            Department of Sport Science offers a multi-disciplinary range of following services that cater for a diverse spectrum of needs, from health and wellness to sporting excellence, using exercise, nutrition, Yoga and therapeutic modalities to enhance human performance.

• Sport Science/Exercise Science research
• Fitness Center equipped with multigym
• Service Providers: Consultation & Training, Visiting Sports Teams.
• Community Health Intervention Programmes

Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)

 Sr. No Name Official Designation and Address Residential Address Tel.No./ Fax. No. Office/ Residence Teaching experience & field of Specialization Any other important information
  1. Dr.Ashok Kumar


Associate Professor (HEAD) Krishna Puri Street , Nabha +918146590120 14 years Specialisation Major- Exercise Physiology Minor -Biomechanics (1)Assistant Editor , Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy (2)General Secretary of EFHA (3) Member of other Academic /Professional Associations like BRICSESS, NAPESS etc.
   2. Dr.Paramvir Singh  Professor Deptt. of Sports Sciences
Q-13,   Pbi Univ. Campus, Patiala 0175- 2281948 5 years Specialisation Major-Biomechanics ,Kinesiology and Health Fitness Training (Sports) Minor- Exercise Therapy  and Rehabilitation Programme 11 years research experience in the field of sports sciences especially sports injuries and sports related fitness
   3. Dr.Ajita Assistant Professor # 607, Urban Estate, Patiala 0175-2285981 3 years Specialisation- Exercise Physiology, Human Growth, Sports Nutrition Research exp. in the field of Exercise Physiology for more than 9 years .
  4. Dr.Anuradha  Lehri Assistant Professor #3047 Urban Estate Ph-2 Near PUDA Nursery, Patiala 0175- 2286442 1 year and  9 months Exercise Physiology & Applied Nutrition
  5. Dr.Harish Kumar Assistant Professor        
  6. Smt. Amarjot Kaur Assistant Professor        

Significant Achievements

  • Started 4-½ year Bachelors program in Physiotherapy & Contributed a full fledged department of Physiotherapy to the University 
  • Made a Significant Impact in Sports Science Research in India- Five Students selected in National Sports Authority of India Research Labs

Courses Offered and Admission Criteria



1.   M.Sc. Sport Science (2 years)                                                                                  Student Intake:  21

                          Pre-requisite:  B.Sc. (Medical/Non Medical)/Home Science/Physical Education & Sports Science or Bachelor Degree with one of the following subjects: Physiology of Exercise, Kinesiology, Bio-Mechanics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Human Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Physics, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, Child Development & Family Relations , Graduate with D.P.Ed. or B.P.Ed

              Career Options: Teaching, Research, Sports Science.


2.   M. Phil.                                                                                                                                

        Pre-requisite:  M.Sc. Sports Science, M.P.Ed., M.A (Physical Education), M.Sc. Dieters, M.Sc.    Home Science


3.   Post Graduate Diploma in Health Fitness Trainer (One year)                               Student Intake:  15

        Pre-requisite:  Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in the aggregate form the University     or any other statutory University.


4.   Post Graduate Diploma in Child Care and Skill Development (One year)       Student Intake:  10

        Pre-requisite: Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in the aggregate forms the University or any other statutory University.


                       Post-graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in the aggregate form the University or any other statutory University.

   5.        Diploma in Gatika                                                                                             Student Intake:20

                      Pre-requisite:      Graduation in any discipline with 45% marks


1. Exercise Physiology
2. Biochemistry of Exercise & Therapeutic Nutrition

Students Intake: 20 (reservation as per University rules)


Books (Departmental  Library ) 568
Computers Every teacher is provided with computer and internet connection. Five computers are available in the laboratory/classrooms for use of the students.
Laboratories Total Number of Laboratories – 04      Health Fitness & Sports Injury Rehabilitation Laboratory      Anatomy cum Yoga Lab      Exercise Physiology Lab      Physiology and Biochemistry Lab
Equipments Spirowin, Neuro-Perfect., Cardio-Vision- Computerized Treadmill, ECG machine, Biofeedback & Cycle ErgometerTherapeutic Modalities- Short wave Diathermy, Ultrasonic Therapy, CPM, EMS, Interferential Therapy, Back & Leg Strength Dynamometer, Spinal Curvature Apparatus, Goniometers, Multi Station Gym, Shoulder Wheel, etc.
Softwares  Dine Healthy,Health Fitness management, Interactive CDs of Anatomy & Physiology. Internet facility is provided both for teachers as well as for students


B.Sc. (Medical/ Non-Medical)/ Home Science/Physical Education & Sports Science or Bachelor degree with one of the following subjects: Physiology of Exercise, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Human Biology, Biochemistry Biophysics, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, Child development & Family Relations Graduate with DPED or BPED. 

Ph.D. in different area of Sport Sciences

Eligibility: as per University rules.

Research Articles

• Community Linked Research
• 50 Ph.D.’s Guided by the Faculty
• 16 students registered for Ph.D.
•  UGC in April, 2009 awarded a major Research Project Work to Dr. Ashok Kumar, on "Effect of Different Exercise Programme on Glycemic
    Control & Nerve Conduction Velocity in Type 2 Diabetes." 
• Research Collaboration with Sports Authority of India
•  Foreign students pursuing research in the Department
•  Collaboration with Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA

Extension Activities

•  Dietary Counseling (Free)
•  Health Fitness Management Counseling (Free)
•  Rehabilitation of Sport Injury & other Clinical Conditions (Free) 

Contact Us

The Head of the Department,
Department of Sports Science
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.

Pin -147002

Ph: 0175-304-6434

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