Stop watching from the sidelines and get into the action as a professional coach, grooming the next generation of sporting stars.
Designed in consultation with the Singapore Sports Council, the Diploma in Sports Coaching will drill you in the art and science of coaching. Catch the basics of sports science, psychology, and nutrition while picking up soft skills in communication, athlete and team management, and professional ethics. You also get a 30-hour internship with a senior coach who will share various coaching styles, philosophies, methods and strategies.
We give you the foundation you need to build a rewarding career as a sports coach who is fully capable of taking on individuals and teams at sports institutions, schools, gyms and recreational clubs. Now that is something to cheer about!
The professionalism and recognition of the coaching profession is gaining attention. To turn coaching aspirations into a real career, the Diploma in Sports Coaching, the first of its kind diploma in Singapore was launched in 2012.
Designed in consultation with the Singapore Sports Council, the programme will train you in both the art and science of coaching. You will learn different sports as well as important soft skills such as communication, athlete and team management, and professional ethics. With a solid grounding in sports science subjects such as psychology, nutrition and kinesiology, you will be well equipped to undertake the fulfilling job of a sports coach.
During the first year of the course, you will undergo a 30-hour internship under the guidance of a senior coach. This will facilitate your understanding of the depth and breadth of coaching styles, philosophies, methods, and strategies. Graduates of this diploma are fully adept at coaching either individuals or teams in both competitive and corporate settings.
RP’s sports coaching graduates are fully equipped to join sporting institutions, schools, gyms and recreational clubs as a sports coach or educator. They also possess transferable skills and knowledge that may be applied to other domains. Some rewarding and fulfilling career options you can look forward to are:
For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies.
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
Want to find out more about the school that offers this diploma? Then drop by the School of Sports, Health and Leisure's homepage now!
The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
5 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
2 compulsory modules:
S202 Inclusive Physical Activity
S204 Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure
17 compulsory modules:
S211 Injury Prevention and Management
S212 Sports and Exercise Prescription
S214 Sports and Exercise Psychology
S215 Sports and Exercise Nutrition
S261 Introduction to Sports Coaching
S262 Foundations of Kinesiology
S263 Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games
S264 Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games II
S265 Safety and Risk Management in Sports
S266 Performance Analysis
S311 Human Motor Control and Development
S361 Professionalism and Coaching Ethics
S362 Managing Developmental Athletes and Teams
S660 Coaching Practicum (2 MC)S661 Practical Studies: Basketball (2 MC) OR S662 Practical Studies: Football (2 MC)S663 Practical Studies: Badminton (2 MC) OR S664 Practical Studies: Table Tennis (2 MC)S665 Practical Studies: Swimming (2 MC) OR S666 Practical Studies: Sailing (2 MC)
3 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG901 Character and Citizenship EducationS931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Choose 1 module from the following list:
S322 Strategic Sports Development
S363 Media and Public Relations for Sports
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Sports Coaching, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.