The UP Board of Regents approved the Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) offering by UP Mindanao at its 1372nd Meeting on July 28, 2022. The BSS is a four-year undergraduate program to be offered under the Department of Human Kinetics (DHK). The program aims to develop qualified individuals to function effectively as science-oriented sports specialists. It also serves as a pre-medicine course. UPCA passers, shiftees, and transferees are welcome to apply, said the DHK bulletin.
The BSS was adopted with approval from the existing program of the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics. The BSS offering is a step forward toward the establishment of a college for human kinetics in UP Mindanao, as pledged by President Danilo Concepcion in a statement to media in January 2019 after signing the memorandum of agreement with then-Davao City mayor, now vice-president, Sara Duterte-Carpio.