Sports science is the study of improving performance in sports by applying scientific approaches and knowledge.
Kinesiology is a scientific approach that studies human movement in all situations which also includes movement in sports activities. Traditionally, its study incorporates the study of physiology, psychology, motion control and biomechanics and going further into its study it includes other topics such as nutrition and diet, sports technology, anthropometry, kinanthropometry, and analysis of performances.
These days, sport science therapists and sports consultants are growing up with very high demand for improving performance and employment opportunities in various sports fields. With increase in numerous sports activities and competition around the world, sports persons are in great pressure for improving their performance and give their best.
Researches on sports have helped these therapists to understand and develop human body reactions based on it. Various exercises to be performed, training sessions to be followed, different environments and many other stimuli have evolved from researches.
Competition in sports activities such as olympics, world championships, and many more tournaments are going all over the year, everyone’s desire to perform best has provided a firing rise in the field of sports science. All players and every team in any sports are trained under these therapists. These therapists not only help them in their performance but also help them to deal and recover from their injuries, which could end their future.
Sports Science Study
Dozens of universities are giving graduate and post graduate degree in the field of sport science and its popularity is increasing day by day. There are many opportunities waiting for graduates in this field for employment as a physical education teacher, dietician or nutritionist, performance consultant, sports coach, sports therapist, fitness trainer, sports administrator, strength and conditioning specialist. From a beginning, these students are well engaged in these activities and further training help them to be a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or exercise consultant, and may set up his or her own clinic or research center.