Welcome to National Institute for Sports

Become a Professional Sports Coach/Manager

About National Institute For Sports

Prof. Olawale A. MORONKOLA – Director General 

The National Institute for Sports (NIS) was conceptualized in 1972. It was formally established in 1974 by the Administration of then Head of State and Commander in-Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria, Gen. Yakubu Gowon based on the need by the government to improve Nigeria’s performance in international sporting competition. The Law granting its autonomy, Decree 31 was promulgated on the 8th of July 1992. The National Institute for Sports is a research and training Institute.  It is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.


1st Interview for Regular & Basic Coaching course:

Date: 22nd & 23rd September 2021. Time – 9am

Venues: NIS, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos
NIS, Package B, National Stadium Abuja

Available Basic Coaching Courses for Oct. – Dec. 2021


Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate, Power-lifting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Entry Requirement: Veteran Athletes of not less than 30 years of age with a minimum of 3 GCE O/L credits/merits or its equivalence including English and Mathematics and any other subject plus 2 years cognate experience.

Admission forms:

Application forms now on Sale for 3 Months Basic Coaching Course

Scheduled to Hold October – December, 2021

Call Students Affairs Office on 08023034630 OR 08033859591

For online Assistance: Call 08121272245

Curriculum Overview

Basic Coaching Course


NIS Coaching

Advanced Certificate in Coaching


Diploma Coaching


NIS Training Programme

Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching


Diploma in Stadium Management


Higher Diploma in Stadium Management


Student Life and Activities

Accreditation Activities






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