Sports and Health Sciences (BSHS)

Bhutan's First and Only A+ Accredited Institution      Inspiring Education in Bhutan

BSHS is a 4-year programme in Sports and Health Sciences offered at the Royal Thimphu College in affiliation with the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB). Implemented from the academic year 2022, this is the first undergraduate degree programme with a specialization in sports in the country. The programme not only aims for improving the health and physical wellbeing of the learners, but also aspires to enhance the role that sports can play in boosting social cohesion, for their educational value, and for economic reasons. Only through a systematic higher education degree in sports, a clear understanding of the value of sports and fitness is gained, which in turn will lead the way toward improving the services in this sector. This degree course will equip students with the necessary skills to address the challenges of delivering quality sports and physical activities and their benefits to individuals, communities, and societies, and will contribute to the overall sporting culture of Bhutan in a professional manner.

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Module Structure






HDS101: Historical Development of Sports and Physical Education

HFH101: Structure and Function of Human Body

GAT102: Game Sense Approach to Teaching and Coaching


IT and Basic Problem Solving

Basics of Football


FAW101: Fitness and Wellness

MLS101: Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition

GSE101: Analytical Skills


English for Academic Purposes I

Basics of Volleyball



KAB201: Kinesiology and Biomechanics

BIG201: Bhutanese Indigenous Games


English for Academic Purposes


Dzongkha Communication

Basics of Badminton


SEP201: Sports and Exercise Physiology

LED201: Leadership in Sport

SST201: Sports Specific Skills Tests

Elective: PCP302: Contemporary World Politics/

Basics of Basketball



BSM301: Basic Concepts on Sports and Exercise Medicine

PTS301: Periodization Training for Sports

SOM301: Sports Operations and Facilities Management

EDP101 Entrepreneurship

Basics of Table tennis


SPS301: Sports Psychology

NIS301: Foundation Study on  National and International Sports Agencies

SFA301: Sports Safety and First Aid

REM301: Research Methods




PIM401: PRACTICAL IMMERSION (specialize in one of the sports)


RRR401: Risks, Rehabilitation and Resilience in Sports

DDS401 Drugs and Doping in Sports

APE401: Adapted Physical Education and Sports

FNP401: Foundation of Nutrition in Sports

FLT101: Financial Literacy


The programme provides a choice of study to young aspiring sports professionals from high schools to remain connected with sports while pursuing their studies. The programme is expected to attract sports professionals as well as sporting enthusiasts who wish to build their careers in sports. The programme of study will provide theoretical knowledge along with practical skills that professional athletes, future managers, coaches, trainers, and instructors of sports and games need in order to scientifically manage their own athletic careers as well as engage in training of other community members including youths in sports and games. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the reciprocity between health and sports through basic empirical data and necessary scientific knowledge.

In addition, through several general education modules included in the programme of study, graduates with this 4-years undergraduate degree will have imperative life skills such as good communication and analytical skills, the ability to solve problems, and other life skills required to be successful in any relevant career that he/she chooses.


Entry Requirements into the programme 

Class XII pass in Science, Arts or Commerce with minimum 50% aggregate marks in 4 best subjects. Admissions will be confirmed on merit, based on the following three criteria, with their weightings as indicated below:

  • Academics: 40% 
  • Sport/Games certificates from recognized Sports agencies such as BOC, BAAF, BFF, etc.: 40% 
  • Aptitude Test (Written/ physical endurance): 20%