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National Institute of Sports Science (NISS) is the premier institute of sports education in Sri Lanka. It was established under the provisions of the sports law No. 25, 1973 and named "Sports School" with its inauguration in 1978 under the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Sports. It was reorganized in 1996 under the provisions of an Act of Parliament, which amended the original sports law and renamed as the National Institute of Sports Science.
The Institute was attached to the Department of Sports Development in 1992. NISS has been functioning as a separate institute under the Ministry of Sports since 1st of January 2006. Personnel from many state organizations such as Ministry of Sports, Provincial Ministries of Sports, Ministry of Education, National Youth Services Council, Armed forces, Department of Police etc. receive their sports education from this institute.
The major academic activities of the institute include Diploma in Sports Science (One Year), Advanced Diploma in Coaching for sports coaches (Six months), Certificate course in Sport Management and short term courses in sport coaching. Apart from that, the institute conducts physical fitness programs, workshops, conferences and lectures based on demands and requirements of the sports field.NISS is supposed to be upgraded to a fully-fledged Degree awarding institute in collaboration with a local or foreign university in the future.
These courses have been designed to provide in-depth knowledge to coaches in respective sports.It consists of three month academic work followed by three month field work.
The Diploma course conducted by the institute is unique in its kind and has contributed immensely to train the manpower required for the country in the field of sports for more than three decades.