What are the various aspects of Sports Education?

Holistically sports education comprises of Sports Management, Coaches/Trainers and Sports Science. High quality sports education is integral towards nations’ sports performance.

In today’s scenario sports is evolving fast and is brutally competitive. So just passion or experience is not adequate to ensure performance and growth, which is why, formal sports management education is important. Sports Management is highly specialized and multi-disciplinary. It requires knowledge regarding various fields like Finance, Marketing, HR Management including Sports Talent, Technology as well as Legal insights.

Coaches and trainers’ education is always considered integral for development of sports. However, with the advent of technology and artificial intelligence, the conventional education models are evolving. Nations producing high sports performance continuously have effectively introduced technology and analytical know-how. They have integrated them with periodization and sports science support and developed coaches through continuous professional development module without diluting the structured long-term courses.

Sports Science Education is related with performance enhancement as it evolves around evaluation, recommendation, validation and augmentation of physiological parameters and sporting skills. It involves Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Injury Prevention and Performance Evaluation.


Sports as an Industry not only provides opportunities to convert passion into profession. It is a major employment provider and revenue generator; hence the Indian Government is mulling to give Sports the status of an Industry soon. The multifaceted sports industry requires technically skilled human resource for governing bodies, sports authorities, organizations, clubs, academies and service providers. Coaches are required for all levels starting from grassroots to adult both for recreational and elite spectrum. The infrastructure, equipment, event, logistics, are all integral to sports and provide employment opportunities. The player management and dispute resolution have a legal aspect in the sports field. Performance enhancement and Injury Management are both sports related segments and provide opportunities in private and government sectors.

The Government’s initiatives to focus on sports through Khelo India, Fit India, talent identification and multiple Centre of Excellence under SAI or even AIFF and SAI collaboration to develop football are important indicators that sports will generate more and more opportunities and to grab it quality education, qualification and expertise has to be possessed by each individual who wish to work in this ecosystem.

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International Sports Education Trends:

What are the major characteristics of sports education at international level?

Each year many Indian students migrate abroad from India to international colleges to pursue courses in Sports Management and Sports Science mainly because of international faculty, campus culture, applied form of teaching, technology, analytical information, networking and exposure. All these factors provide huge advantage to know about the best practices, scientific advancements, practical application and problem solving without compromising pedagogical learning and skill enhancement which ultimately translates into better performance and remuneration packages. The international sports education institutes also provide exposure to international clubs/ organizations to get an internship which further accentuates application of knowledge and networking.


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