O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Sports Science 2023; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


CourseSports Science
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off mark180
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesSports Science related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Sports Science. In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Sports Science

The subjects needed to study Sports Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Sports Science must include

  1. English Language
  2. Any two of Biology, Economics, Geography, Government and Mathematics
  3. A Trade Subject

Sports science is the study of how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity promote health, physically, mentally and socially. The study of sports science incorporates many other academic studies and areas, like physiology, psychology, anatomy, engineering and chemistry.
This is a degree with a wealth of career options and paths along which one may specialise. Sports Science grads may become coaches, psychologists, agents, personal trainers, or work in sports government. If you are a sports fan, then working on it every day, no matter what sport it is, would be a dream job. Sports science puts you right at the heart of it, with placement opportunities galore.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Sports Science 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Sports Science is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Sports Science must include

  1. Biology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics/Geography

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Sports Science
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in any of the followings (i) Economics, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
(ii) NCE/Diploma in PHE with at least Grade 3 Referees Certificate in a sport
(iii) Advanced Diploma Coaching and Officiating Sports Management of NIS

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Sports Science similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad or within. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Sports Science in Nigeria

For now, only Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye offers Sports Science

Cut-off Mark for Sports Science course

The cut-off mark for Sports Science 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Sports Science is a good course and you can also check the top best Educational courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Sports Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Sports Science is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Education but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Where can I work with a Degree in Sports Science 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Sports Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

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