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The fundamental mission is to producesports specialists and trainers who have the basic knowledge in their respective specialised areas, the interaction between health and sports, the psychological and social aspect of sports as well as the scientific basis for sports and physical activity and creating a comprehensive learning environment to provide the students a perfect atmosphere to excel in this emerging area with unlimited opportunities. The programs also aims to bring up qualified sports professionals who will achieve scientific and sports-related success at the national and international level with the help of their professional and moral ethics, research and communication skills.
Providing world class quality education with strong ethical values to nurture and develop outstanding professionals fit for globally competitive environment.
During the academic year 2018-19, the establishment of the MYAS-AU Department of Sports Sciences, Centre of Excellence, added a new feather on the cap of Annamalai University, with the financial support of 10 Crore from The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India. This unique department is one among the six beneficiary University/Departments in India and one and only institution in south India with exemplary infrastructure and research departments to coordinate the academic and research activities pertaining to sports sciences in South India. This initiative by the Government of India meant to foster innovation and sports research with a view of helping elite athletes perform better in competitions and promoting participation in sports.
The MYAS-AU Department of Sports Sciences, Centre of Excellence was established in Annamalai University with the support of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India during 2018. The Department of Sports sciences augmented with six major divisions as Division of Exercise Physiology and Sports Biochemistry, Division of Strength&Conditioning and Sports Nutrition, Division of Sports Biomechanics, Division of Sports Psychology, Division of Sports Physiotherapy and Division of Sports Science and Anthropometry. This department is offering specialized Certificate, Bachelor, Master’s and Ph.D. degree programmes in the core areas of sports sciences, aimed at improving sports assessment and research to international standard. Qualified and specialized faculty and well-equipped labs along with a comprehensive learning environment offered will provide the students a perfect atmosphere to excel in this emerging area with unlimited opportunities. The Department of Sports Sciences is having sports science laboratory of international standard in the specialized areas like exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports physiotherapy, sports anthropometry and sports training, which will provide the opportunity to support athletes in optimizing their sports performance to higher level. The department is to function in association with stakeholders like Sports Authority of India, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT), Sports Federations and Educational Institutions by facilitating the integration of sports science services on the field. Practical exposures to students in the state-of-the-art sports science laboratories and on field exposure would keep abreast with current developments in areas of sports sciences.
UG and PG Programmes offered
  • B.Sc. Sports Sciences (Three Year - 2019-20 onwards)
  • M.Sc. Exercise Physiology (Two Year - 2018-19 onwards)
  • M.Sc. Sports Biomechanics (Two Year - 2018-19 onwards)
  • MPT Sports Physiotherapy (Two Year - 2018-19 onwards)
  • M.Sc. Strength and Conditioning (Two Year - 2019-20 onwards)
PhD Programmes offered
  • Ph.D. Sports Psychology (2018-19 onwards)
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology (2019-20 onwards)
  • Ph.D. Sports Biomechanics (2019-20 onwards)
  • Ph.D.Sports Nutrition (2019-20 onwards)
  • Ph.D.Strength and Contitioning (2019-20 onwards)
Major research equipments
    Computerized Laser Therapy
    Game Ready
    Data Acquisition system
    Gas Analyzer
    Electrolyte Analyzer
    Body composition Analyzer
    Harpendend Skinfold Caliper
    BASELINE Goniometer
    Fully Automatic Analyzer
    Hematological Analyzer
    IntelectNeotherapy Cart System
    Neo Module Stim Channel 1&2 EMG
    Neo interface Compo Unit
    Cardio Pulmonary exercise testing
    Metabolic gas analyzer
    Monark Lower body ergometer
    Monark Lower body ergometer
    Wireless sports training and Jump Measuring system.
    Isokinetic Machine
Career opportunities
    Graduates of the program may pursue employment opportunities as
  • Bio mechanists
  • Health researcher
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation expert
  • Sports academician
  • Corporate and community Health and fitness consultant
  • Professionals of sports science backup
  • Sports Biochemist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Health and fitness experts
  • Sports Physiotherapist
  • Consultant for Sports clubs and associations
  • Strength and conditioning specialist



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