Curriculum | Bachelor of Physiotherapy | PHYSIOTHERAPY IN SPORTS | PAPER CODE-0305405


PAPER CODE-0305405









Note: For Paper setters /Examiners

  • Paper setter is required to set eight questions from the entire syllabus out of which 5 questions is to be attempted, each carrying 16 marks.


Unit Topic Learning Objectives(At the end of the session the student should be able to ) Teaching guidelines Methodology Time (Hrs)
1. Pre-exercise evaluation.

Diet and nutrition measurement of fitness components and sports skills.

Describe the pre-evaluation and diet, nutrition measurement To cover

pre-evaluation Measurement of muscular strength, Measurement of muscular endurance, Measurement of flexibility, Determination of exercise endurance.

Sports specific nutrition

Lecture discussion


Teachers seminar

1. Physiological effects of exercise on body system Describe the physiological effects of exercise on body system To cover

physiological effect of Muscular system, Endocrine system, Cardio-respiratory system, Nervous system

Lecture discussion


Students seminar

2. Sports injuries: Describe the various sports injuries such as ankle sprain, swimmers knee To cover various sports injuries such as Spine-PIVD, cervical whiplash injuries, facet joint syndrome, SI joint dysfunction. Hip-muscle strain, piriformis syndrome, ITB syndrome, osteitis pubis, hamstring tendenopathy,  Knee- menisci, cruciate, collateral, osteochondritis, chondromalacia patella, biceps femoris tendinitis, swimmer’s knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome. Leg & ankle- shin splint, achillis tendinitis, & rupture, TA bursitis, ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, tuff toe syndrome, Head & Face:- maxillofascial injuries, helmet compression syndrome. Lecture discussion


Students seminar


Poster presentation

3. Sports injuries Shoulder Describe the various sports injuries of shoulder such as golfers elbow, tennis elbow. To cover various sports injury such as instability, rotator cuff injury, bicep tendinitis and rupture, pectoralis major rupture, swimmers shoulder, scapular dyskinesia, and acromio-clavicular joint injuries. Elbow: tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow. Wrist and Hand: carpal tunnel syndrome, game keeper’s thumb. Lecture discussion


Students seminar


Group discussions

4. Principle of injury prevention.


Describe the principle of injury prevention and training, rehabilitation in sports To cover various Principles of training & Rehabilitation in sports injuries. Lecture discussion

Poster presentation

5. Sports in Special age groups: Describe the sports in special age groups such as younger athlete, musculoskeletal problem. To cover various sports specifics condition such as Female athletic triad, Younger athlete: Musculoskeletal problem, Management of children with chronic illness and nutrition. Older athlete- Physiological changes with aging, benefits, risks of exercise in elderly, exercise prescription guidelines for elderly.


Lecture discussion


Teachers seminar



Practical assessment   50Hours


  • Practical demonstration of basic principles of Physiotherapy assessment, functional assessment
  • Application of Various Techniques in sports Physiotherapy such as: tapping, agility exercise, Swiss Ball Exercise, cardiovascular training and thera-band exercise.
  • On-Field evaluation of the sports players
  • Off-Field evaluation of the sports players

Recommended books:

  • Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, by Peter Brukner (Author), Karim Khan (Author)
  • Sports Physiotherapy: Applied Science and Practice, María Zuluaga
  • Biomechanics evaluation of movement sports and exercise. by Carl J. Payton and Roger M. Bartlett
  • 101 performance evaluation test, Brian Mackenzie