Unam to launch sports science degree next year

WINDHOEK: The University of Namibia (UNAM) and the Ministry of Youth National Services Sports and Culture (MYNSSC) is planning to launch a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports at Unam.

This was announced during a consultative meeting with the stakeholder held here on Monday at a local hotel.

The course is earmarked to be introduced at the university during the 2015 academic year and will be run under the Faculty of Science.

Courses that will be offered in the field of Science in Sports and creation are Bachelor of Sports Coaching, Bachelor of Adapted Physical Activities and Bachelor of Sports Recreation Management.

Speaking during the event Dr. Frednard Gideon from the university’s faculty of science said the university has land that they can avail to government to build up the infrastructure of the sports management school.

“As a university we are a public entity and we land that we can avail so one can build up centre that can be used to develop our sportsmen and women.

We also have the capacity and the people capable of run this course,” he said.

Gideon said the faculty of science at the university is capable of producing the next sports coaches, physiotherapist, agents and sports managers.

“The purpose of this course is to see how we can help change the future of Namibian sports. With people graduating from this course we can then be able to track down how our future athletes are being prepared for future events, physically, mentally and sociologically.

We can also in the future be able to track the progress of our athletes from junior level and until they are stars who can win medals for us,” said Gideon.

Students are required to have 25 points in five subjects and a C symbol in Mathematics and English to qualify.

Meanwhile bridging courses will be offered at Unam Khomasdal and Oshakati Campus with applicants who have 17 points and are above 23 years old for a full one year of study.

(edited)WINDHOEK; The University of Namibia (Unam) through the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture (MYNSSC) is planning to launch a Bachelor of Science in Sports next year.

This was announced during a consultative meeting with stakeholders here on Monday.

The degree course will be run by the Faculty of Science, and will include modules such as Sports Coaching; Adapted Physical Activities; and Sports Recreation Management.

Speaking during the event, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr Frednard Gideon said the university has land which it can avail to Government to build the infrastructure of the proposed School of Sports.

“As a university we are a public entity, and we have land that we can avail so one can build a centre that can be used to develop our sportsmen and women. We also have the capacity and the people capable of running this course,” he said.

Gideon said the Faculty of Science is capable of producing the next sports coaches, physiotherapists, agents and managers.

“The purpose of this course is to see how we can help change the future of Namibian sports. With people graduating from this course we can then be able to track how our future athletes are being prepared for future events – physically, mentally and sociologically,” said the Dean.

“We can also in the future track the progress of our athletes from junior level until they are stars who can win medals for us,” he said.

The requirements for the course are 25 points in five subjects and a C symbol in Mathematics and English.

Meanwhile, bridging courses will be offered at the Unam Khomasdal and Oshakati campuses with applicants who have 17 points for a full one-year of study.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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