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World’s Best Universities For Sport Science And Management In 2019

The ever-changing times can disturb the natural balance in your lives. While work pressure does not provide you with much time to focus on yourselves as individuals, it will also curb your desires and potentials to a certain extent.

A number of individuals are in sports, and why not? There are numerous kinds of sports that people have learned to play from their childhood days. Sports provide a respite from everyday life, as it helps in engaging you into something that makes you joyous, feel free and release energy in the best way possible. It also helps in working every muscle of your body and hence, keeps you in shape. Professionals, state and national level players keep playing every single day. They keep on practicing throughout their lives to become better every day. Their love for sports also drives them into making a career out of it.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina has been crowned the best university in the world for Sport Science and Management in 2019, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The 2019 rankings placed Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) in 4th ahead of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, the University of Queensland into 5th; while the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham 6th.

Overall, among the top 10 Best Universities For Sport Science and Management In 2019, the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU); the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University; and the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. These are the world’s top universities where you can study sport, exercise, and health science?

World’s Best Universities For Sport Science And Management In 2019:

RankUniversityCountryTeaching Score
1College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South CarolinaUnited States983
2School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough UniversityUnited Kingdom982
3School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin UniversityAustralia981
4Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH)Norway979
5School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of QueenslandAustralia970
6School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom968
7University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States967
8Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern DenmarkDenmark966
9School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York UniversityCanada964
10School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores UniversityUnited Kingdom955
11University of CopenhagenDenmark953
12German Sport University CologneGermany951
13University of British ColumbiaCanada943
14Faculty of Exercise and Sport Science, Verona UniversityItaly941
15Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU LeuvenBelgium935
16School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan UniversityAustralia933
17Department of Movement and Sport Science, Ghent UniversityBelgium932
18School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western AustraliaAustralia931
19Department of Kinesiology, Laval UniversityCanada927
20School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao PauloBrazil923
21Department of Kinesiology, University of WaterlooCanada916
22Department of Human Movement Science, Maastricht UniversityNetherlands914
23University of GroningenNetherlands910
24Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of AlbertaCanada908
25Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands905
26Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of WashingtonUnited States904
27College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria UniversityAustralia903
28Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of CalgaryCanada902
29Department of Kinesiology, McMaster UniversityCanada901
30University of FloridaUnited States900
31Faculty of Sport, University of PortoPortugal898
32Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser UniversityCanada897
33Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, The University of MelbourneAustralia894
34Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Physical Education and PhysiotherapyBelgium886
35Pennsylvania State University - University ParkUnited States884
36Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State UniversityUnited States883
37Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of TorontoCanada883
38The University of NewcastleAustralia882
39Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUnited Kingdom881
40Department of Kinesiology, Iowa State UniversityUnited States880
41Queensland University of TechnologyAustralia879
42Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of ZaragozaSpain878
43University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh CampusUnited States877
44Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of JyvaskylaSpain875
45School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic UniversityAustralia873
46Technical University MunichGermany867
47School of Human Kinetics, University of OttawaCanada864
48Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNUNorway862
49School of Sport and Recreation, AUT UniversityNew Zealand860
50Department of Sport Management, Florida State UniversityUnited States859
51Swedish Winter Sports Research Center, Mid-Sweden UniversitySweden858
52School of Sport Health and Exercise Science, Bangor UniversityUnited Kingdom853
53Oregon State UniversityUnited States851
54Polytechnic University of MadridSpain850
55Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina UniversUnited States849
56Griffith UniversityAustralia846
57Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at ChicagoUnited States845
58University of Cape TownSouth Africa844
59Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN), Texas A&M UniversityUnited States841
60Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityUnited Kingdom838
61Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Swansea UniversityUnited Kingdom834
62Aberystwyth UniversityUnited Kingdom833
63University of SydneyAustralia832
64School of Sport and Education, Brunel UniversityUnited Kingdom831
65School of Sport Sciences, Waseda UniversityJapan823
66School of Kinesiology, Western UniversityCanada818
67University of BristolUnited Kingdom812
68Swedish School of Sport and Health SciencesSweden811
69Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Wisconsin - MadisonUnited States810
70University of UtahUnited States806
71Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland805
72University of ExeterUnited Kingdom802
73University College DublinIreland800
74University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States798
75University of GranadaSpain797
76University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUnited States796
77University of Massachusetts AmherstUnited States795
78Federal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazil791
79Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece790
80Queen Mary University of LondonUnited Kingdom785
81McGill UniversityCanada783
82Murdoch UniversityAustralia782
83Shanghai University of SportChina778
84University of AgderNorway775
85University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States774
86The University of AucklandNew Zealand773
87University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesUnited States769
88Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at AustinUnited States768
89University of Missouri - ColumbiaUnited States766
90Center of Sports Medicine, the Ohio State University - ColumbusUnited States757
91Department of Kinesiology, University of ConnecticutUnited States756
92University of BaselSwitzerland755
93University of UlsterUnited Kingdom754
94Technical University of LisbonPortugal753
95University of LausanneSwitzerland750
96University of WolverhamptonUnited Kingdom748
97Department of Kinesiology, The University of GeorgiaUnited States747
98National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore746
99Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia741
100Chinease University of Hong KongHong Kong740
101Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea736
102University of OtagoNew Zealand734
103University of TsukubaJapan733
104Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea727
105University of Hong KongHong Kong723

A number of universities today are offering various degrees related to sport science and management. Sports acts as a way of helping people learn valuable skill sets, physically and emotionally. It also aids in providing life lessons like confidence and teamwork. The universities in the world are focusing on the importance of sports as a subject because of the following reasons:



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  1. Sports help in building a stronger physique – The science of sports educates you to grow stronger muscles and build healthy bones. Sports is not just playing and running around. It involves the importance of a healthy diet, teaches you about the food groups and essential vitamins and minerals you need on an everyday basis, and more. It helps you in building resistance in case you face any external injury.
  2. It promotes positive self esteem and character growth – One of the few things that sports aids you in is by helping you build a strong character that is appreciated by your peers. It helps in bringing the value of team spirit, since you and your team members are brought down to focusing on similar goals. Every contribution you and your team members make helps you in achieving success in a game. Whether you win or lose, you learn more about yourself as an individual which in turn helps in promoting your character. It also gives you the sense of contentment.
  3. It inculcates respect and discipline in an individual– Respect for yourself as a key player in the team, alongside sharing a mutual respect for your team members is a great quality you can learn from sports. This can readily be used in a workplace as you grow older, where playing as an important team member is a required skill in every employee.
  4. It acts as a method of boosting one’s endurance– Since different kinds of sports aids in keeping you on your toes, it can ward off a number of heart diseases and risks. If you wish to advance your career into sport science and management, you can expect to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will minimise the risks by manyfolds.

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Eva R Sachdeva
Travel and lifestyle reporter at the CEOWORLD magazine.
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