The department of Sport Science is one of the teaching departments established under the Faculty of Natural and Computational Sciences, University of Gondar. Although the department starts to accept regular students in September 2010, it has long history and experience in teaching allied courses since the establishment of College of Medicine and Health Sciences presently grown to University of Gondar. More recently, it is also teaching extension and summer students in B.Sc. in Exercise Science & Health Study and B.Sc. in Sport Science respectively.
Sport Science is a discipline that uses scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sport performance. The nature and scope of Sport Science is not delimited solely on a single discipline or field. Its scope includes Sport Psychology and Sociology, Sport Medicine, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, etc.
Due to high demand of professionals in the country, the department of Sport Science has launched a three year B.Sc. program in Sport Science to produce a wholesome citizen which is capable of fulfilling the societal problems in the area of Sport Science in different schools, higher institutions, sport federations, sport commissions, fitness centers and rehabilitation centers, etc.
MISSION AND VISION
The department of Sport Science strives to produce competent Sport Science professionals both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It works to provide an opportunity for students to enhance their sport science knowledge and skills that enables them to efficiently work in different educational institutions, federations, sport commissions, fitness and rehabilitation centers, etc.
The department of Sport Science of University of Gondar aspires to be one of the best departments in the country in area of Sport Science.