Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) Patiala and CSS-SRIHER, Chennai, on Monday launched six-month online courses in sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition geared toward grassroot-level growth in the nation.
It was part of an MOU signed between the 2 institutes to launch these certificates courses in sports science which can give a chance to younger certified professionals to additional specialise in their space of experience.
In the primary leg, sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition courses have been launched online with admission to the courses beginning on Monday. Sports Authority of India additionally plans to introduce courses in physiology, sports biomechanics, energy and conditioning, sports psychology.
These courses are geared toward coaching professionals who can work together with neighborhood coaches and development-level coaches to make use of sports science in grassroot-level coaching.
A two-week bodily workshop may also be held as a part of the six-month course. It will probably be organised as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Assessment of attendees for ultimate certification will probably be accomplished on the idea of online quizzes and written examinations.
“The new courses in Sports Science are aimed to strengthen the grassroot-level sports ecosystem by imparting training in a more scientific way,” said SAI senior govt director (lecturers) RS Bishnoi.
“After completion of these courses, these professionals will be equipped to work alongside community coaches and developmental coaches at the grassroot-level and provide better training to junior athletes.”
In the second part SAI may also introduce courses in train physiology, sports biomechanics, energy and conditioning, sports psychology.
“The eligibility criteria to appear for the written entrance exam for the Sports Physiotherapy course is a Masters in Physiotherapy (Ortho/Sport).Those who have a Bachelors’ in Physiotherapy with three years of work experience in a sports institute, sports team or club, can also apply.For the Sports Nutrition course, those eligible to take the entrance examination must have a Masters in any of the steams including, food and nutrition, applied nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition and dietetics, food science and quality control or sports nutrition.Those with a Bachelors’ 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.”
“These courses are designed to include the latest international practices in the field of sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition,” said Professor Arunmugam, Director of CSS-SRIHER.”The inclusion of sports science, even on the grassroot-level degree, will assist professionals working in this subject to grasp the wants of an athlete higher. The best Indian school and international consultants will probably be instructing in this course.”The software types to the courses will probably be out there online from August three to August 10, with eligible candidates taking the written online examination on August 16.
The course commences from August 24.