Bachelor of Science in Sports Science
Creativity, innovation, and production require human capital in a sustainable manner and sports sciences plays a great role in strengthening and contributing to social and economic transformation across the globe. The sports sciences programme is critical for: (1) blending Indigenous sports with Eurocentric sports and facilitating cultural cross-over; (2) branding the African holistic problem solving approaches, as it relates to sports sciences, and their underlying principles; (3) developing balanced, viable livelihoods and economic development through sports sciences as resource; (4) ensuring that the local communities benefit economically and socially through sports sciences outreach; and (5) asserting African sport and incorporating it into the formal education system in order to restore pride and dignity for Africans.
The SPS programme will play a major role in addressing the many needs of the Malawian society through providing paradigm and perspectives for meaningful engagement with issues in the realm of sports sciences as it relates to technology, innovation, economics, governance, public fitness, leadership and sustainable development.
Graduates can venture into sports-related positions such as physical education teachers; exercise physiologists; sport psychologists; sports agents; personal trainers; strength and conditioning coaches; health advisors; sports development officers; cooperate fitness and wellness instructors; recreation and facilities managers; sports equipment designers; sports sciences researchers; biomechanical analysts; match analysts; and sports nutritionists.
-General Chemistry I
-Mechanics & Thermal Properties of Matter
-Algebra & Trigonometry
-Language & Communication
-Introduction to Computer Application
-Human Anatomy & Physiology I
-Electricity & Magnetism
-Vibration & Waves
-Technical & Business Communication
-Ethics & Morality
-Critical Thinking & Reasoning Skills
-Essential Principles in Sports Science
-Sports Integrity & Ethics
-Sports History & Olympism
-Ethics & Professionalism
-Psychological Factors in Sports
-Individuals & Teams
-Anatomy & Physiology
-Biomechanics of Human Movement
-Performance Analysis & Player Monitoring in Sports
-Sports Organisation Management
-Strength & Conditioning
-Sports for People with Disabilities
-Psychological Dimensions in Sports–Understanding Children’s Participation
-Indigenous Sports & Games
-Biomechanics & Technology
-Entrepreneurship in Sports
-Exercise, Growth & Development
-Sports & Politics
-Aerobics & Dance
-Advanced Studies in Sports for People with Disabilities
-Sports Psychological & Elite Athletes
-Sports & Exercise Behaviour
-Outdoor & Adventurous Activities
-Biomedical Implications of Exercise
-Policy & Governance in Sports
-Physiological Tests for Athletes
Malawian undergraduate students on generic intake pay K450,000 per academic year for tuition. However, the students also need K80,000 per annum for accommodation and an estimated K500,000 per annum for upkeep.
Economic fee paying students pay K2,200,000 tuition fees per annum and K160,000 per annum for their accommodation.
Foreign students from the SADC region pay US$3,000 tuition fees per annum while those from countries outside the SADC pay US$3,500 per academic year.
Postgraduate students pay tuition fees of US$5,000 or Malawi Kwacha equivalent per academic year. Other costs include K40,000 per semester residence (depends on availability) fee; living expenses of approximately K250,000 per semester payable on prorate basis; research fee of US$500 or in Malawi Kwacha equivalent; dissertation/thesis binding fee of K25,000 and yet to be advised medical insurance fee.
Six credits in MSCE or its equivalent including English, and a grade of no more than 4 in Biology, Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry), and Mathematics or B for IGSCE in all the above subjects shall join at year one. For A Level, the candidate must have a minimum grade of C in Biology; Physical Science or Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidates will join in second year.
A candidate with MSCE, IGCSE (‘O’ level) or equivalent, industrial experience and a qualification from a recognized institution, will join the programme at the beginning of year 1 or year 2 dependent on the nature of qualification.
A candidate shall have:
Diploma in sports sciences or physical education or related qualification from a recognized institution;
MSCE/IGCSE with at least 4 credits including English and any other science subjects; and
At least 2 years relevant on job experience