Indian institute of Sports Medicine is an educational institution for those who believe to be the reformers of the health and fitness world. Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi, is the Founder and Director of the institute. His trailblazing sports medicine career and  expertise for more than three decades enriches the courses that are offered. Our courses are groundbreaking, first of its kind and impeccably suited to the need of the hour for humankind.

Indian institute of sports medicine is a non profit organisation emerging from its parent organisation SPARRC institute. SPARRC institute is a fully fledged, pioneering sports medicine centre spread all over India in 15 locations earning pride to our country on the global arena by providing sports medicine support and sports specific training for international, national sports performers and translating the sports medicine principles for the general population towards holistic wellness.


Will.  Wisdom. Well being.

Imbue the young minds with the Will to relinquish sloth

Enlightening them through invaluable Wisdom

And enriching the environment in entirety with Well-being

Mission :

Transforming the nation to restore it’s pride and rewrite, redefine the history of world sports and fitness through virtuous education and training.

Core values :

  • Dedication
  • Determination
  • Discipline
  • Diligence
  • Devotion

We believe all of the above values are imperative to achieve Distinction in one’s career.


  • To conduct academic programs and educate on Fitness medicine, Sports medicine and allied subjects such as Sports psychology,  sports nutrition,  sports biomechanics and kinesiology.
  • To enhance urban and rural India participation in fitness and sports through the outreach programs.
  • To establish research activities to bring out the innovative methods of healing using indigenous sports,  Fitness, dance, Martial arts, work, adventure sport and leisure.
  • To organise international and national conferences, seminars and workshops on sports medicine,  research and development,  sports nutrition and psychology, Martial arts,  Dance, yoga and fitness medicine.
  • To identify talents from all over the country and offer appropriate sport specific training to be victorious in an international Sports arena.
  • To educate anyone and everyone in India and all over the world  irrespective of their geographical location and historical origin,  language, religion, caste, colour, economical or social status.
  • To create conscientious and meritorious health and fitness professionals to annihilate diseases of inactivity.
  • To create awareness campaign on exercise interventions, lifestyle modifications, mental and physical health and fitness.
  • To create, organise and develop sports facilities in rural and urban India that facilitates the availability of it for the underprivileged.
  • To update on all the recent advancements in the field of sports and Fitness medicine for one and all through publications, workshops and awareness programs.


  • Class rooms
  • Library
  • Biomechanics Lab
  • Exercise physiology Lab
  • Emergency First aid
  • Departments
  • Rehabilitation &  Fitness
  • Fitness medicine for specially-abled
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Aquatherapy
  • Dance therapy
  • Clinic / Outpatient Department
  • Research and Development Unit
  • Outdoor Sports ground facility
  • Kalari pit
  • Meditation hall
  • Yoga therapy / Asana & Pranayama practice hall
  • Reception
  • Students lobby
  • Pantry

University Courses Offered:


  • B.Sc Fitness & Lifestyle Modification (Duration 3 years, eligibility: +2 Science group)

PG Diploma:

  • PG Diploma in Biomechanics & Kinesiology in Sports & Fitness (Duration 1 Year, eligibility:MBBS / Bachelors of Physiotherapy (BPT) / B.E. Mechanical Engineer)
  • PG Diploma in Exercise Physiology in Sports & Fitness (Duration 1 Year, eligibility:MBBS / Bachelors of Physiotherapy )


  • MSc Sports & Fitness Psychology (Duration 2 years, eligibility: B.Sc Psychology / MBBS)
  • MSc Sports & Fitness Nutrition (Duration 2 years, eligibility: B.Sc. Nutrition/ B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition / B.Sc. Courses with Nutrition as Allied Subject)


  • Fellowship In Fitness Medicine & Lifestyle Diseases Management (Duration 2 years, eligibility: MBBS)
  • Fellowship In Sports Medicine & Sports Rehabilitation (Duration 2 years, eligibility: MBBS)

Courses offered directly by our Parent Organization SPARRC:

  •  Certificate program in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (Duration 3 months, eligibility: BPT/MPT)
  •  Health and Fitness Instructor Certificate Course (Level 1)
  •  Advanced Health and Fitness Instructor Certificate Course (Level 2)