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B.Sc. (Hons.) Sports and Exercise Science(B.Sc.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Passed Standard XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Board.
  • For Sports Quota: Participation in sports at the International/National/State/District level. In games recognized by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) / Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are desirable.

Note: Special intake quota is considered for people/Coaches/Elite athletes in sports.


In an ongoing quest to achieve high performance standards, the global demand for Sports Science is increasing. In line with this trend and with the objective of working towards making India a sporting nation, REVA University has introduced an innovative program in B.Sc. (Hons.) Sports Science. The School of Allied Health Science presents you with an opportunity to delve into this emerging field of Sports Science through the B.Sc. (Hons.) Sports Science program. This four-year full-time application-based program offered by REVA University combines theory and practical components, providing a strong foundation for understanding and applying the science behind sport performance, exercise, health, and physical activity & focuses on the scientific study of human movement, Exercise physiology, Sports performance, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Anthropometry, Strength & Conditioning and related areas.

Sports science programme provide a comprehensive education that encompasses Major core courses, Minor core courses, Multidisciplinary course, Skill development course, Ability Enhancement course, Value added courses, Internship and Research Project. Through these components, students acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, enabling them to contribute to the field, apply evidence-based practices, and pursue successful careers in sports science.


The vision of the B.Sc (Honours) in Sports Science program is to be a leading academic program in Sports Science that produces highly skilled professionals and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field, promoting excellence in sports performance, health, and well-being.


The mission of the B.Sc (Honours) in Sports Science program is to provide students with a comprehensive education in the scientific principles, theories, and practical applications of sports and exercise science. Through rigorous academic coursework, hands-on experiences, and research opportunities, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for successful careers in the field. We are committed to fostering a learning environment that promotes critical thinking, innovation, ethical practices, and a multidisciplinary approach to address the complex challenges and opportunities in sports and exercise science. We strive to instill a passion for lifelong learning and a commitment to making positive contributions to society through the promotion of physical activity, health, and optimal human performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the Fundamentals: Gain a solid foundation in the key concepts of sports science, including Biomechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, and exercise prescription.
  • Enhance Performance: Explore the physiological and biomechanical factors that contribute to superior athletic performance and learn strategies to optimize performance across different sports.
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Study the causes of sports-related injuries and discover evidence-based approaches to prevent injuries and facilitate effective rehabilitation.
  • Training Principles: Dive into the principles of training, including periodization, load management, recovery techniques, and the use of technology to monitor and enhance training programs.
  • Sports Psychology: Explore the psychological factors that influence sports performance, including motivation, confidence, focus, goal setting, and mental resilience.
  • Nutrition for Athletes: Examine the role of nutrition in sports performance, including energy metabolism, hydration, nutrient timing, and dietary strategies to support optimal performance and recovery.
  • Sports Performance Analysis: Learn how to collect and analyze data using cutting-edge technology to evaluate an athlete's performance, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations: Understand the ethical and legal implications in sports science, including doping, sportsmanship, athlete safety, and the responsibility of coaches and sports scientists.

Course Format:

This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications. Engage in interactive lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions, case studies, and group discussions. You will also have the opportunity to work with athletes, apply scientific principles to real-life scenarios, and develop practical skills that can be immediately implemented.

Course Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles behind athletic performance and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and apply evidence-based strategies in various sports settings. Whether you aspire to become a sports scientist, coach, or advance your own athletic pursuits, this course sets the foundation for a successful journey in the world of sports science.

Advisory Board Members

S. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. A. B Subbaiah High-Performance DirectorKhelo India Excellence Centre, Bangalore.
2 Dr. Srikanth Narayanaswamy Co-Founder & Sports Physician YOS Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
3 Mr. Archit Navandar Ph.D. Senior Football Biomechanics Specialist Aspire Academy, Qatar

Core Fields

The core subjects in this course includes :

  • Biomechanics & Kinesiology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Management

Course Curriculum

Discipline Specific Core Courses Discipline Specific Elective Courses Multidisciplinary Courses Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses Skill Enhancement Courses Value Added Courses Internship/ Research Project Credits









Total Credits

Exit Credits


Human Anatomy I Human Physiology I Biochemistry

Motor Control & Development

Communicative English - I - AECC 2: K/H/E





Human Anatomy II Human Physiology II Fundamentals of Sports & Exercise Science

First Aid & CPR

Communicatrive English - II K/H/E

Computer Applications

Tree Plantation in Tropical Region: Benefits and Strategic Planning


Total Credits (1st year Exit)










Students exiting the program after securing 48 credits will be awarded UG Certificate in Sports & Exercise Science provided they secure 4 credits in work-based vocational courses offered during summer term internship/apprenticeship in addition to 6 credits from skill-based courses earned during 1st and 2nd semesters.



Fundamentals of Sports Biomechanics Sports Psychology Fundamentals of Sports Coaching

Basics of Sports Journalism


Soft Skills Training Constitution of India

Racket Sports




Talent Identification and Long Term Athlete Development Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

Health, Fitness & Wellness

Basics of Photo and Video Analysis Environment Science & Health

Combat & Indigenous Sports

Internship -I










Total Credits (2nd year Exit)









Students exiting the program after securing 94 credits will be awarded UG Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science provided they secure 4 credits in skill-based vocational courses offered during 1st year or 2nd year summer term.



Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning Sports Nutrition Sports Anthropometry

Basics of Sports Law & Ethics

Athletic Sports

Internship - II




Fundamentals of Performance Analysis & Management Sports Management

Athletic Injuries and Management

Research Methodology &Fundamentals of Statistics


Internship - III


Students shall opt for exit after successful completion of 3rd year (six semesters) and with the successful completion of Courses equal to a minimum of 136 Credits, with Bachelor of Science - B Sc in Sports & Exercise Science OR Continue studies to earn B Sc Honors / B Sc Honors with Research Degree

Note: Students who secure 75% and above marks in the first six semesters and wish to undertake Research at the Undergraduate level can choose a Research stream in the fourth year and such students are awarded B Sc Degree ( Honours with Research)



Advanced Sports Biomechanics & Kinesiology Advanced Exercise Physiology Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Sports Technology Ergogenic Aids for Exercise Performance




Advanced scientific Applications in Team Sports Advanced Scientific Applications in Athletics Events(Track & Field) Advanced Scientific Applications in Combat and Indigenous sports

Yoga in Sports and fitness

Internship - IV


Award of Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Sports & Exercise Science after successful completion of 4 years (eight semesters) and with the completion of Courses equal to a minimum of 176 Credits OR Continue studies for Masters' Degree

Note: Those students opting for Sports & Exercise Science ( Honors with Research) shall have to choose following courses during Eighth Semester


* Advanced scientific Applications in Team Sports *Advanced Scientific Applications in Athletics Events(Track & Field) *Advanced Scientific Applications in Combat and Indigenous sports

Research Project


*Note: Students shall choose any two of the above three courses

Award of Bachelors of Science Degree - B Sc (Honors with Research) in Sports & Exercise Science after successful completion of four years (eight semesters) and with the completion of courses equal to a minimum of 176 credits OR continue studies for Master Degree

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Students will apply scientific principles to enhance human performance in diverse contexts. They will possess practical skills to conduct assessments, design training programs, and optimize performance for individuals and athletes.


Students will possess research skills, critical thinking abilities, and professionalism for advancements in sports and exercise science, with diverse career opportunities and further specialization in related fields.


Students will exhibit professional competence, ethical conduct, and effective communication in sports and exercise science. They will be prepared for diverse careers in sports performance, exercise prescription, research, coaching, and sports administration, while having a foundation for further specialization and advanced study.


Students will prioritize lifelong learning to stay updated on emerging research and technologies in sports and exercise science. They will actively engage with communities, promoting physical activity, health, and wellness through education and outreach initiatives, benefiting diverse populations.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

A sports science program designed based on world-class knowledge adapted to the Indian sports environment.

  • International outlook: students will be well-prepared for jobs/future studies in the sports field both in India and abroad.
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and technology used to prepare the students for the constantly evolving sports science industry.
  • Wide range of career opportunities from professional sport to regular physical activity and fitness.
  • Expertise in working with different populations: including young children, physically challenged, physically active and inactive adults, and geriatrics.
  • Wide practical knowledge of staff.

Upon completion of the B.Sc. Honours program in Sports & Exercise Science, students should be able to demonstrate the following program outcomes:

PO 1 Knowledge Base
Possess a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles and theories related to sports and exercise science, including Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Biochemistry, Psychology, Nutrition, Anthropometry, Strength & conditioning and Exercise prescription.
PO 2 Applied Skills
Apply scientific knowledge and practical skills to assess, analyze, and enhance human performance in sports and exercise settings. This includes conducting fitness assessments, designing and implementing training programs, and utilizing appropriate techniques and technologies.
PO 3 Research Proficiency
Demonstrate proficiency in research methodologies, including study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Be able to critically evaluate scientific literature and apply research findings to real-world situations in sports and exercise science.
PO 4 Measurement and Evaluation
Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to measure and evaluate physical fitness, performance, and health-related variables in individuals and athletes. Interpret assessment results to provide feedback and make evidence-based recommendations.
PO 5 Exercise Prescription
Develop exercise prescription plans tailored to individuals' goals, abilities, and specific needs. Consider physiological and psychological factors, as well as injury prevention and safety guidelines, to optimize exercise outcomes.
PO 6 Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Identify risk factors for sports-related injuries and implement appropriate strategies for injury prevention. Apply knowledge of rehabilitation principles to design and implement effective exercise programs for injured individuals.
PO 7 Professional Ethics
Understand and adhere to ethical principles, professional standards, and legal regulations relevant to the field of sports and exercise science. Maintain confidentiality, demonstrate integrity, and respect the rights and well-being of individuals.
PO 8 Communication and Collaboration
Effectively communicate scientific concepts and findings to diverse audiences, including athletes, clients, and colleagues. Collaborate and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
PO 9 Lifelong Learning
Engage in continuous professional development by staying updated with current research, emerging trends, and advancements in sports and exercise science. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth in the field.
PO 10 Cultural Competence
Recognize and appreciate the influence of cultural, social, and psychological factors on sports and exercise participation. Demonstrate cultural competence and inclusivity when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • PSO-1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in sports and exercise science, including Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropometry.
  • PSO-2 Apply scientific research methods and techniques to investigate and analyze various aspects of sports and exercise performance, such as physiological responses, biomechanical movements, and psychological factors.
  • PSO-3 Develop practical skills in conducting fitness assessments, designing exercise programs, and implementing training interventions for individuals or groups involved in sports and exercise activities.
  • PSO-4 Analyze and interpret data collected from physiological, biomechanical, and psychological assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and interventions.

Career Opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Professional sport – Coaching & Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports teams – Amateurs and Professional level teams
  • High performance & Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports Management and Marketing
  • Fitness centres and gyms
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Academics
  • Research and Development
  • Sports science professionals – Physiologists, Bio- mechanists, Psychologists, Nutritionist, Performance analyst
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 500
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50