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The scientific study of sport, health, recreation and physical education (PE) is based in the Department of Sport Science at Kyambogo University. The department undertakes training of physical education teachers for careers in teaching; courses in Leisure and Recreational studies as well as those that are sports-related lead our graduates to work in health/sports clubs, leisure centres, tourism, competitive and top class sport, and national federations. These studies can also lead to an academic or research career in sport.

Sportscience students at Kyambogo University receive a practical and methodological training in major sporting areas such as track and field, swimming, gymnastics, cricket, football, as well as theoretical, academic and scientific subjects such as sport psychology, medicine, sociology, history, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology. Some aspects of sports administration, journalism and law are also offered.

Message from the Head of Department

On behalf of the Department of Sportscience, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all of you visiting our homepage. 
The Department of sportscience is one of the seven departments in the Faculty of Science. It was established to offer physical education, recreation management and exercise science programmes in Uganda. In accordance with the university's motto of Knowledge and skills for Service the Department also adopts an approach to educate by empowering the whole person with skills to serve. Here our students are able to develop cognitive and practical skills within a thriving scientific environment. 
At present, the Department has around 30 dedicated members (full time &part-time) to prepare our students in the recreation, exercise science and physical education careers. We also have 4 of our staff pursuing their PhD programmes abroad. To foster cooperation among colleagues, we collaborate in research, teaching and sports programmes. Furthermore, most of our colleagues in the Department are involved in community work and have established strong links with various sports organizations and schools. This enhances more favourable opportunities in the placement of our students as interns and student teachers in various organizations. This is a niche of our department in addition to our many strengths. We lead the inter-faculty sports week and this has brought our faculty members and students together as a family with a strong sports culture.
Members at the department continue with innovative ways of educating, service rendering and research in line with principles embedded in the strategic plan of the University; whose guiding theme is Advancement and Promotion of Knowledge and the Development of Skills. We shall continue to produce high quality human resource with knowledge and skills for transformation of society as we distinguish ourselves as leaders in physical education, sport, health and recreation in Uganda.

Study Programmes

Currently the department of Sport Science offers the following programmes:

  • Masters of Science in Sports Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management
  • Bachelors of Science in Sports and Leisure Management
  • Bachelor of Education (in-Service Programme)
  • Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Mnagement
  • Bachelor of Science (Education)

The department is currently awaiting approval for the following programmes:

  • Certificate in Sports Coaching (General)
  • Certificate in Sport Studies
  • Bachelor of Science physical education (Distance)
  • Diploma in Physical Education (Distance in service)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Physical education)

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