Bachelor of Science Honours in Sports Science

Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Sports Science (BSSS) Degree Programme:

Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya will offer this integrated sports science degree programme BSSS with the vision of producing quality graduates in Sports Science and allowing the candidates who have excelled in school sports to pursue their studies leading to a degree in sports science. Therefore, the main objective of this proposed degree programme is to produce skilful and responsible graduates with a sound knowledge of both theoretical and applied aspects of sports science, so that they will be competent in contributing to the development of national and international sports.

With the commencement of proposed degree programme in Sports Science, University of Kelaniya would be able to develop a High Performance Sports Analysis Centre (HPSAC) for sports in the future. This centre could provide multifunctional facilities such as training with high performance coaching and human motion analysis for elite national athletes and produce future champions for Sri Lanka.

The specific objectives of the proposed BSSS programme are;

  • to educate undergraduates in the fundamental human and mechanical science knowledge surrounding physical education, sports and health science together with the skills to put this knowledge into practice.
  • to guide undergraduates for them to gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, training and fitness, and biomechanics with theory and practical in coaching.
  • to provide an opportunity to acquire practical skills in applied sports science such as exercise science, sports nutrition, mental training, and performance analysis to suit their career objectives.
  • to produce future coaches who are able to enhance the competitive abilities of top athletes and provide instruction to both - amateurs and top-level athletes through studies of theory, technique and practice of sports science.
  • to produce expertise in the areas of competitive sports and lifelong sports participation.
  • to train undergraduates to pursue a carrier in coaching, fitness, physical education, sports management, athlete training and scientific evaluation of sports.

Graduate Profile: 

Produce Bachelor of Science Honours in Sports Science graduates with following competencies:

  1. Equip with knowledge, skills, attitudes and mind-set that will benefit their personal lives as well as carrier opportunity in the field of sports with the ability to create sports coaching plans and fitness training plans according to the individual requirement of a client.
  2. Qualify for positions such as sports coach, conditioning coach, trainer, exercise therapist, exercise scientist, sports researcher, sports consultant, physical training instructors, biomechanics analyst, coaching methodologist, sports nutritionist, rehab specialist, and sports promoter.
  3. Equip with abilities to design and implement an exercise routing for an individual’s specific situation and goals, such as obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, asthma, cancer, physical disabilities and postural deformities.
  4. Equip with abilities to use their technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge to fill the performance gap in the field of sports between national and international level.
  5. Demonstrate resourcefulness for lifelong learning opportunities.
  6. Be recognized as certified professionals in global job market.
  7. Capable of working for themselves or begin their own personal sports industrial business.

Programme Structure:

Semester

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Value

Status

(Compulsory/ Optional)

Existing/New

Foundation Programme

1 (SLQF LEVEL 2)

BSSS 01512

Basic English for Science

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 01522

Introduction to Biology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 01532

Introduction to Physics

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 01542

Basic Mathematics

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 01552

Introduction to Chemistry

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 01562

Introduction to Computer Science

2

Compulsory

New

 

Total Credits 12 but not considered for GPA calculation

BSc Honours Degree Programme

1 (SLQF LEVEL 3)

BSSS 11011

Sports history and Organisation

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11023

Human Biology and Anatomy

3

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11032

Basic Physics

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11042

Mathematics

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11052

English Language 1

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11062

Introduction to Psychology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11072

Life style, Health and Hygiene Habit

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 11082

Strength and Conditioning Training

2

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

16

 

 

2 (SLQF LEVEL 3)

BSSS 12092

Applied Biomechanics

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 12102

Training Principles and Training Methods

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 12111

Sports Policy, Act and Regulations

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 12122

Track and Field Athletics 1, and Swimming 1

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 12134

Track and Field Athletics 2

4

Compulsory

New

BSSS 12142

Swimming 2

2

Compulsory

 

BSSS 12152

English Language 2

2

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

15

 

 

3 (SLQF LEVEL 4)

BSSS 21013

Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance

3

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21022

Child and Adult Psychology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21032

Statistics for Sports Science

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21042

Training Components and Physical Qualities

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21052

Role of the Coach and Leadership Development

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21061

Gymnastics 1

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21072

Gymnastic 2

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 21081

English Language 3

1

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

15

 

 

4 (SLQF LEVEL 4)

BSSS 22092

Human Kinesiology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22102

Exercise Science and Postural Correction

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22112

Sports Psychology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22121

Computer and Analytical Application for Sports Science

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22132

Periodization and Training Methodology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22142

Nutrition, Recovery Technique and First-aid

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22152

Management Skills and Sports Event Management

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22162

Time and Record Sports

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 22171

English Language 4

1

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

16

 

 

5 (SLQF LEVEL 5)

BSSS 31012

Biochemistry, Performance Enhancement Products and Doping

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31022

Sport Skills and Human Performance Analysis

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31032

Test and Measurement, and Human Energy system

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31041

Physiotherapy and Sports Massage

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31052

Sports Facility Development, Maintenance and Marketing

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31062

Combat and Body Contact Sports

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31072

Team Sports

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31083

Local and International Student Exchange programme or Planning and Field Work

3

Compulsory

New

BSSS 31091

English Language 5

1

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

17

 

 

6 (SLQF LEVEL 5)

BSSS 32102

Mental Training Skills into Practice

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32112

Overtraining, Rest and Recovery Methods

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32122

Aquatic Sports

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32132

Racket Sports

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32142

Research Methodology

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32151

English Language 6

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 32162

Planning and Field Work

2

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

13

 

 

7 (SLQF LEVEL 6)

BSSS 41012

Calorie Expenditure and Nutrition Plan for Athletes

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 41022

Combined Events

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 41036

Internship

6

Compulsory

New

BSSS 41041

English Language 7

1

Compulsory

New

BSSS 41053

Recreational Sports

3

Compulsory

New

Total Credits

14

 

 

8 (SLQF LEVEL 6)

BSSS 42063

Special Education

3

Compulsory

New

BSSS 42072

Sports Tourism and Economics Development

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 42082

Digital Living in Sports, Sports media and Social Media

2

Compulsory

New

BSSS 42093

Type of Aerobic Exercise

3

Compulsory

New

BSSS 42106

Dissertation

6

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

16

 

 

For further information, please contact, Mr I M Ranasinghe, Senior Lecturer (Phone: 076 2446528 and email: imr_2019@kln.ac.lk)

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