The Board of Study in Sports Medicine will conduct a training programme leading to a Diploma in Sports Medicine (D. Sp. Med.) (Col.), recognized by the Sri Lanka Medical Council for registration as a postgraduate qualification. This programme is essentially a distance education course, with an emphasis on training of working Medical Practitioners, at their own place of work or hospital.
Academic Colleges both in Sri Lanka and in advanced countries such as US, UK and Australia have adopted the method of distance education, and the modular system for training programmes in many disciplines. This ensures the accessibility of the programme to doctors practising in different sectors, and enables them to follow the training programme without disrupting work in their places of employment, for long periods of time.
This is offered as a part-time programme, with 06 – 10 months of course work.
i. To produce a dedicated category of doctors who will have a high level of competency in the field of Sports Medicine.
ii. To enable them to provide the expert medical services and medical care necessary in Sports Medicine.
iii. To equip medical practitioners with the basic understanding of the theory and practice of Sports Medicine, so that they would function as Sports Physicians in advising sportsmen, sportswomen and athletes.
iv. To meet the medical demands of persons involved in health related physical programmes for the purpose of rehabilitation and prevention of diseases that would lead to a healthier nation.
i. Possession of a Medical Degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
ii. Completed one year of active medical practice following full registration.
iii. If the Board is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by the applicant, the Board may, require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out work as the Board may prescribe, before enrolment.
iv. Pass an entrance or screening examination conducted by the PGIM.
Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission