Diploma in Sports Studies



The Diploma in Sports Studies is one of the sports education programmes that the SRC embarked upon in 2004 in partnership with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). The advent of this programme was informed by the need to equip sports practitioners (coaches, administrators and technical officials) with the requisite skills and competencies to help them organize their sporting activities effectively. The duration of the programme is two years. Aspiring candidates for this programme should have the following Qualifications:

  • 5 O Levels with a Grade C or better in English language, Mathematics and any other Science subject.
  • Individuals who are participating in sport will have an added advantage.
  • Sport administration and or coaching certificate.
  • Physical education specialization will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in sport management at club or association level.
  • In exceptional circumstances special entry will be granted to those who do not have the normal entry qualifications.

Sports and Recreation

Sports Planning

Sports Psychology

Community Sports Leader

Sports Safety

Anatomy and Physiology

Theory of coaching and training


Sports nutrition

Sports and Recreation

Sports Planning

Sports Psychology

Year 2 Biomechanics

Adapted PES


Research Projects

Sports Marketing and Media

Facility Management


Research Project

Olympism and Ethics

Research project


  • Work Based Experiences (WBE) in Block 1
  • Supervised and assessed work based experience (WBE) at the candidate’s work place will be carried out in the 2nd year.
  • Elective courses will be offered subject to availability of staff and resources.

Candidates who complete the programme may be eligible to apply for undergraduate programmes at the Zimbabwe Open University to undertake Bsc in Physical Education and Sport and Bsc Sport Science and Coaching. Refer to the application form for DSS  (link)