Year of Establishment:1989
Sports science is
a discipline that studies the application of scientific
principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting
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.
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.
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
from time to time.
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
• 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)
Designation and Address
experience & field of Specialization
Krishna Puri Street
Major- Exercise Physiology
||(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.
Deptt. of Sports
Major-Biomechanics ,Kinesiology and
Health Fitness Training (Sports)
Minor- Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation
||11 years research experience in the field
of sports sciences especially sports injuries and sports
||# 607, Urban Estate,
Exercise Physiology, Human Growth,
||Research exp. in the field of Exercise
Physiology for more than 9 years .
#3047 Urban Estate Ph-2 Near PUDA Nursery, Patiala
||1 year and
||Exercise Physiology & Applied
|| Smt. Amarjot Kaur
Courses Offered and Admission Criteria
1. M.Sc. Sport Science (2
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
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
4. Post Graduate Diploma in
Child Care and Skill Development (One year) Student
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
5. Diploma in
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 )
teacher is provided with computer and internet
connection. Five computers are available in the
laboratory/classrooms for use of the students.
Number of Laboratories – 04
Health Fitness & Sports Injury Rehabilitation Laboratory
Anatomy cum Yoga Lab
Exercise Physiology Lab
Physiology and Biochemistry Lab
||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.
Healthy,Health Fitness management, Interactive CDs of
Anatomy & Physiology. Internet
facility is provided both for teachers as well as for
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.
• 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
• Dietary Counseling (Free)
• Health Fitness Management Counseling (Free)
• Rehabilitation of Sport Injury & other Clinical Conditions (Free)
The Head of the Department,
Department of Sports Science
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.