Established in 1998, Sports Sciences Research Institute of Iran (SSRII) is the only national institute which typically focuses on scientific research in the field of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in the country. Through a series of initiatives, SSRII attempts to conduct and disseminate research, educate and train executives, and function as a think tank and informational resource for those involved in the sport sciences.


The Institute draws together highly qualified professionals and top university professors in the country and offers a wide variety of professional services to a variety of sporting fraternities and organizations. Additionally, the SSRII is involved in training PhD. and M.A. students studying Sports Physiology and Sports Management.

At SSRII we are working on a wide range of research projects in different aspects of sport fields including sports physiology, motor behavior, sports management, sports medicine, etc. Our research teams go out of their way to carry out and conduct the most accurate quantitative research possible. Already SSRI has 21 faculty members.

Vision: In a 10-year span, the Sports Sciences Research Institute will be positioned at the highest level in terms of the research performance assessment indexes of the Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology through the maximum utilization of management capabilities and qualified human resources and by considering global and scientific standards and will shine as the most credited sport sciences research reference in the country and in southwest Asia.


Mission: The mission of the Sports Sciences Research Institute can be defined as: 

Progressing along the policies of the 1404 development prospect document, fulfilling the research policies of the Ministry of Sciences, Researches and Technology, development and promotion of research in the field of physical education, playing the role of intermediary between the national administrative bodies in the field of physical education and educational centers in order to identify, assess and respond to the country’s research demands and needs in the field, providing solutions and guidance and also counseling policy makers and sport administration officials in the intelligent and sustained development of elite, professional, sports for all  sectors considering the high Iranian-Islamic values and also the development of health in the society by utilizing all available domestic and international capacities based on the values and laws of the country.


Main Strategies:

Establishing a system for requirement assessment and feasibility studies of research needs of the society in the field of physical education

Strengthening and development of demand-based researches

Establishing the commercialization system of the institute’s innovation and research achievements

Planning in order to direct the financial resources towards the institute’s main mission

Strengthening the concept of plan-based activity in all of the institute’s research related affairs

Planning in order to increase the efficiency of the institute’s human resources

Enhancing and promoting the social status of researchers

Strengthening the interaction of the institute’s research system with related domestic and international research and administrative organizations

Organization and strengthening of the monitoring, evaluation, credibility assessment and ranking system of the institute

Strengthening and integrating the technology and Scientific information system with the mission of standardizing and reforming processes and creating coherent information data bases to service researchers


The institute’s main fields of activity:

  • Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises
  • Sports Biomechanics and Sports Engineering
  • Motor Behavior
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Physiology
  • Sports Management


Research Centers

SSRII has already three research centers including center of Behavioral Sciences in Sport, Sports Medicine Center and Sports Management center which each one with different research groups.

Center of Behavioral Sciences in Sport aims to produce high quality research and high impact learning experiences while encouraging our researchers and undergraduate students to continuously pursue personal and academic research development in motor control and learning, and motor development and sport psychology.

-          Motor Behavior Research group  

-          Sport Psychology Research group  


  • Sports Medicine Center aims to produce high quality research in Sports Physiology, Biomechanics and Sports Technology and Corrective Exercises

-          Sports Physiology Research group

-          Research group of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises

-          Research group of Biomechanics and Sports Technology



  • Sports Management center aims to produce high quality research in Sports Management, Marketing and Sport Tourism, Media and Sports Communications

-          Research group of Sports Management


We are proud of our staff members. Not only are they highly educated and qualified, but their research mentality cannot be surpassed anywhere. Their international experience makes them uniquely qualified to do their best in research scopes. The institute is including of Research Council, Strategic Council, Publication Council, and Managers Council.