Bachelor of Science

Sports and Exercise Science | B.Sc.Sports

Anyone who plays sports require consistent and rigorous scientific training of the highest quality standards to compete at the international level. Even though India has enormous human resource potential, many of our sports persons, from grassroots to professional level, are not able to find their true athletic potential consistently due to lack of focused scientific training.

A full-time sports programme, part of the ‘New Initiative in Sports Education’ initiated by the Somaiya Sports Academy, Somaiya Vidyavihar University aims to create a strong foundation, knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts. These concepts will include focusing in the field of physical education, health education and various sports and their relation and scientific implementation in the society. Our objective is to provide students who are interested in sports an option to study and sharpen their craft. We believe that a well-trained sports person can make a great career and write history.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Programme Code
    ST3401
  • Course Type
    Bachelor Degree
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Benefits

The programme balances evidence-based knowledge and practical skills with the aim of producing graduates who can contribute constructively in varied settings. Somaiya Sports Academy is well supported by the K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy. The laboratories are equipped with the latest modern facilities, where the students will take part in practical sessions examining O2 consumption, glucose concentration, body composition and dietary analysis.

The students will have access to an environmental chamber which simulates the effects of diverse climatic conditions on physical performance, a full biomechanics laboratory and a DXA bone scanner, measuring the density and mineral composition of the skeletal structure.

On top of this, the students can boost their CV by gaining nationally recognized sporting qualifications such as SAI or other sports federations Coaching Certificates and gym and personal trainer awards, which will be available at the Somaiya Vidyavihar University.

Through work placement opportunities, you could find yourself working for professional sports clubs, such as Mumbai City FC, academic institutes, fitness or health clubs. Many of our Somaiya students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities which have included local, national and global events such as the Mumbai Games, RFYS competitions, Hero i-league, Indian Super League and FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The exposure to Sports and Exercise related seminars at the Somaiya campus and across the city offers a wealth of advantages including an annual student conference and membership, along with networking and employment opportunities.

Differentiators

The programme covers current and future areas of opportunity to the students to deliver courses that will make the students future ready professionals in sports and allied sectors.

Live Project courses for students to learn and apply concepts to real life projects

A one month internship in last year, Sem – VII

  • Gym Operation
  • Fitness & Exercise Management
  • PE education at School or College
  • Sports training at Sports club/ academy

B.Sc. Sports and Exercise Science would initiate appropriate placement campaign to create awareness of this value added program. Creating awareness and interest to relevant education, fitness and sports industry organizations will assist in establishing a separate niche for higher-level placement for the students. A dedicated placement cell at the Department of Sport (Somaiya Sports Academy)/Somaiya Vidyavihar University will spearhead the training (internship) and placement initiative.

In addition, Somaiya Sports Academy’s placement cell as well as KJS Comprehensive College of Education Training and Research placement Cell will coordinate at operational level and offer a single window opportunity for recruiting educational institutes to pick the best of PE and sports talents on the Somaiya Vidyavihar University campus.

Professional achievement orientation can get a jumpstart when you infuse your innate passion into your career-building. If your passion is your workplace, you will never work a single day in your life!

Wide choice for Sports specific electives and more number of open or interdisciplinary electives

Choice based Credit Courses, Add on Skill Enhancement courses like Sport Journalism, Sports Management, Exercise Prescription, Sports Diplomacy and others.

Platform for Professional growth for the sports student’s council- Team Invictus.

Use of Active Learning Strategies and use of ICT tools for teaching-learning and evaluation

Career

The Somaiya Vidyavihar was established in 1959 and has a rich alumni base. The Somaiya isntitutes have a strong track record of preparing students for employment and further study within this increasingly popular subject area. The BSc graduates will go on to work in a variety of settings, including high-performance sport, the health and fitness industry, health education, exercise referral and teaching.

This course also provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in sport and exercise science and related fields, including sport and exercise psychology, dietetics, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, public health and many others.

  • Sports Coach
  • Performance Developer
  • PE Teacher
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Trainer
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Analytics
  • Sports Retail
  • Health and Fitness Chains
  • Health and Fitness Apps
  • Sports Medicine and Nutrition
  • Event Management Companies
  • Sports Leagues
  • Sports Specialists
  • Sports Media Management

A quote by Manasi Joshi about the sports facility at Somaiya campuses and the need of a BSc programme. Her story

Somaiya has THE best sports infrastructure in the city and this gives a lot of opportunities for students for overall development. The campus has dedicated sports facilities, right from gyms to tennis courts, to squash courts to kho kho ground to ofcourse badminton. The skills you develop here in sports will help you learn life skills and will make you a class apart when you start working in a professional environment.

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/sport/others/i-earned-it/articleshow/70881576.cms

The postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

  • MSc Sport Coaching
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology

Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team of Somaiya Vidyavihar University offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Curriculum

B.Sc. (Honours) Sports & Exercise Sciences is a 3 year course consisting of 6 semesters. The final semester will have one month internship training. The medium of study is English. Students will study the following subjects in the Choice Based Credit System:-

First Year

Foundation of Physical Education, Anatomy and Physiology, Health Education, Yoga Education, Exercise Physiology, Environmental Science along with English language and Computer skills

Second Year

Sports Technology, Sports Psychology and Sociology, Test, Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education, Sports Ethics, Track and Field, Fundamentals of Sports Training, Sports Journalism and Sports Management, Kinesiology and Bio-Mechanics, Posture and Athletic Care and Olympic Education

Third Year

Introduction to Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Program Design, Exercise Prescription, Sports for all, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Sports Diplomacy, Sports Proficiency 1 & 2, Research Methodology, Sports Specific Skill Enhancement and Project and one month Internship Training

At Somaiya Vidyavihar University, the students have an academic flexibility to enroll in a minor program like Minor in Management and Minor in Accounting while doing the core program.

Facilities

Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Cricket
Football
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball

Eminent Alumni

Supporters

The Somaiya Sports Academy seeks partners who are committed to our collective goals of radically expanding youth sports opportunities; and improving the academic, social, and health outcomes through structured sports participation..

Training partners

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