Mattu University

Yuunivarsiitii Mattuu

መቱ ዩኒቨርሲቲ

Mattu University

Department of Sport Science

About the Department

Mattu University, since its establishment in the country as a higher learning institution in 2004 E.C., has had a Department of Sport Science, one of the Departments in Mettu University under the Natural and Computational Sciences College, which was established in 2005 E.C. The Department of Sport Science is providing the physical fitness course as a common course for all departments for highly qualified intellectual individuals with the concepts of equipping them to be mentally alert, physically strong, prevent hyphokinetic disease, and be socially responsible individuals. In 2005 E.C., the Department started working by taking 57 students from 161 students assigned to the College of Natural Science with two MSc holders in Sport Science, offering an Undergraduate Bachelor of Sport Science with regular and summer programs. The extensive and rigorous use of scientific principles of the 21st century modern concepts of Sport Sciences disciplines and the Educational Policy of the Country as a whole has made the Department take the initiative in proposing a new postgraduate program of master of science in sport science in football coaching and master of science in sport science (sports and exercise therapy).

Therefore, as of this Academic year, we have already launched an M.Sc. program in the above-mentioned field of sport science.

Mattu University is one of the most Public universities in Ethiopia and has participated in the Ethiopian Public Universities Sports Festival of 2013, 2014, and 2015 since the beginning. Jimma University is assigned to host the 9th Ethiopian Public Universities Festival, taking the flag from Adama University a couple of years ago. For that, the University has begun preparations with the formation of several core committees. And at different times, mass sports were also conducted with different institutions. Not only had that, in 2015, Mattu University participated in the IluAbabora Sports Championships 

2012 Established Year
18 Faculty & Staff
488 Students
4 Publications
NIL Funded Projects
388 Graduated Students

Mr. Girma Bikila Benti

HoD's Message

The success of education in Sport Sciences depends on the combination of theory and practice. The good name and competence of the university you graduated from in the sports community will increase your chances of finding a job and being successful in your future life. Mattu University department of Sport Sciences will give you the education you want with its qualified instructors. With the opportunities through which you can combine technology and sports, you can prepare yourself for the future by doing double major and minor in other fields. We embrace you all with love and want to see you in department of Sport Sciences.


The aims of Department of Sport sciences is to enable the student to: appreciate and understand the value of sport science and its relationship to a healthy, active lifestyle, work to their optimal level of physical fitness, develop the motor skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities, experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity develop social skills that demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities,  show knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performances, Demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to pass on to others in the community the knowledge, skills and techniques that have been learned 


The department message is to prepare an academic and educated staff who can adopt professional and scientific standards based on the needs and aspirations of the society to attain development, progress, and knowledge of sport sciences. Also to prepare graduates who are able to meet needs of the job market and the various sport organizations. This will contribute to meet the increasing shortage in the qualified sport staff. To achieve this goal, the department uses modern curricula, highly qualified instruction that combine qualifications and long-term experience in sport work.

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