Department of Physiotherapy

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Diploma in HMIP

Diploma Course in Movement Science and Injury Prevention in Sports

A Course in Exercise & Sports Sciences

Batch 2023/2024

Department of Physiotherapy of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of the University of Peradeniya is privileged to call for applications for the all-new, and first-ever Diploma course in Human Movement Sciences and Injury Prevention in Sri Lanka.

The course contents have been developed by highly reputed international and national experts in the fields of exercise and sports sciences.

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It aims to give basic knowledge in all aspects of exercise and sports and physical education to teachers (in government and international schools), sports coaches, sportsmen and women, and anybody planning to pursue a career in sports locally and internationally.


It is an excellent pathway to study sports-related subjects in overseas universities as the curriculum is planned to cover basic subjects required to lay the foundation to follow overseas sports-related degree courses.


01 Anatomical, physiological, and biochemical basis of human movement and exercise
02 Exercise Biomechanics
03 Pathophysiological and psychological factors limiting exercise and exercise testing
04 Essentials of strength training and conditioning
05 Testing of elite athletes
06 Field experiences in sports and sports management
07 Sports Nutrition
08 First aid and injury prevention
09 Independent study


1) Pass in G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination locally or equivalent examination abroad.


2) Diploma level qualification (SLQF Level 3) with one year of experience in the field of sports, as a coach / physical education teacher in a school or as a sports officer.


Enrollment 2023
Duration 12 months (Two semesters of 15 weeks each)
Medium of Instruction Simple English
Mode of Study Weekend
Mode of Delivery Hybrid (Both online and face-to-face)
Place of Delivery of Practical Contents 1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya

2. Peradeniya University Gymnasium and Athletic ground

3. Elite Gymnasium, Colombo
Course Fee 1.General Students: 60,000 LKR

2.Members of Forces: 35,000 LKR

3.University Undergraduate Students (None University of Peradeniya): 30,000 LKR

4.University Undergraduate Students (University of Peradeniya) : 25,000 LKR


Applicants are requested to apply online & The completed application forms should be submitted / posted to the Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

Closing Date : 31st October 2023.

The selected candidate will be informed to pay the total course fee according to the category of their candidature before the commencement of the progamme.

For any further inquiries,
Contact Number:0812065784 , 0812065784