With an effort to ensure that knowledge of sports science is applied to train athletes even at the grassroot level, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) Patiala has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Sports Science (CSS), Chennai, to jointly conduct six- month certificate courses in sports science subjects.
The course aims to give an opportunity to young qualified professionals working in the field of sports science to further specialise in their area of expertise. In the first leg, Sports Physiotherapy and Sports Nutrition courses are being launched online, with admission to the courses starting on 3rd August 2020.
These courses are aimed at training professionals who can work along with community coaches and development-level coaches to use sports science in grassroot-level training.
For the Sports Nutrition course, those eligible to take the entrance exam, must have a Masters in any of the streams including, foods and nutrition, applied nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition and dietetics, food science and quality control or sports nutrition. Those with a Bachelor’s degree in any of the above mentioned streams, but with three years of relevant work experience in a recognised sports institute, club or state or national-level team can also take the entrance exam.
The six-month course to be taught online, will include in its curriculum all important aspects of sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition. A two-week physical workshop will also be held as part of the course, and will be organised post Covid. Assessment of attendees for final certification will be done on the basis of online quizzes and written exams.