Specialist Diploma in Sport Science and Wellness

SDSES-TIMG

About the Course

The Specialist Diploma in Sport Science and Wellness prepares individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to support the growing needs of the sport and fitness industry.  Upon completion of the programme, graduates will have specialised knowledge in sport science practices that meets the demand in both public and private sectors.

Target Audience

Coaches, athletes, fitness trainers, Physical Education teachers, physiotherapists, nurses, sport trainers, health and fitness enthusiasts.

What is so unique about this programme?

Students will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Sports and exercise prescription
  • Nutrition
  • Health and wellness

This programme is a collaboration between Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). There will be an advancement for students to pursue the Bachelor of Sports and Physical Educator with Minor at SUSS, if they meet the entry requirement.

How often do I need to attend the course?

Lessons will be held at Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands and Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Number of Lessons Duration 
3 times a week 7pm – 10:00pm

Note: Some lessons will be conducted via e-learning.

Participants will be awarded the Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) upon successful completion of each certificate programme. The Specialist Diploma in Sport Science and Wellness will be issued upon meeting 50% of attendance requirement and passing the assessment criteria of both PDCs.

Certification Modules
Health and Wellness (135 hours)
  1. Fitness and Conditioning *
  2. Sport and Exercise Nutrition *
  3. Wellness and Health Management *
Sport Science (105 hours)
  1. Exercise Physiology
  2. Motor Development, Control and Learning
  3. Applied Sport Psychology

 This includes self-learning hours in the form of e-learning, assessments, case study analysis and revision required by the module.

*For Non Work-Study Programme: Students will complete a RP-based Project on top of the curriculum hours

* For Work-Study Programme: Students will complete a company-based OJT on top of the curriculum hours

Module Synopses


1. Post-Diploma Certificate in Health and Wellness 

Fitness and Conditioning

This module aims to equip students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required in sports and exercise prescription for athletes and the general population. This module includes implementations of the different phases of training in a periodisation programme, which includes muscular endurance, strength, power, speed, quickness, and agility, and conditioning assessment and training. Students will also develop an appreciation of assessing and analysing traditional and popular exercise programmes used presently in the sporting and fitness industry.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

This module aims to provide an overview of nutrition towards exercise and sports performance though the human life cycle. Topics include energy balance and nutrient requirements for children through to seniors; nutrition recommendations to enhance performance and recovery in strength, endurance and team sports; and nutritional considerations for special populations such as diabetics and vegans. The module also aims to address issues concerning ergogenic supplementation, eating disorders and nutritional assessment of individuals. The topics will be taught using examples of athletes at various life stages along with case studies from the sporting world to provide in-context application of sport nutrition principles.

Wellness and Health Management

This module aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to formulate strategies and interventions to improve the state of health and wellness in identified populations from across the lifespan – including early childhood, youth, corporate and ageing sectors. Participants will gain competence in identifying and utilising appropriate operational and theoretical frameworks to conduct population needs assessment and implement horizontal and vertical integrated public health interventions.
 
2. Post-Diploma Certificate in Sport Science 

Exercise Physiology

This course provides students with the applied knowledge of the physiological and biochemical alterations occurring in the human body due to the physical stress of exercise. Emphasis is placed on understanding the functional changes that result from acute and chronic exercise. Laboratory sessions are included as a means to review and enhance understanding as students observe the physiological responses and adaptations that occur during physical activity and apply assessments used in the field of exercise physiology.

Motor Development, Control and Learning

This course provides fundamental knowledge of how the development of body systems influences the emergence of motor milestones and how the central nervous system controls movements to facilitate performance and acquisition of motor skills. Important topics including pre- and post-natal development, processes of motor learning and instructional strategies related to skill acquisition will be covered through a series of lectures, assignments and practical exercises.

Applied Sport Psychology

This course addresses the psychological factors and skills needed to facilitate peak performances in sport and other competitive situations. The focus of study examines the latest research and best practices of sport performance enhancement through the application of basic mental skills; composure and concentration skills; confidence and adversity-coping skills; cohesion and team dynamics strategies; and the periodization of mental skills training.
Commencement Date Duration Venue Schedule
June 2020 240 hours Republic Polytechnic Campus/ Singapore University of Social Sciences Campus To be confirmed


Relevant academic qualification includes Diplomas or Degree of any discipline which offer module(s) in any of the following areas:

  • Sport Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Sports Coaching
  • Public Health
  • Allied Health
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Applicants who have a degree and above from any disciplines can qualify for the programme provided they have relevant experience.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements, special consideration may be granted to applicants with at least 3 years of relevant industry experience or its equivalence. In such cases, suitable applicants may be required to be further assessed through an interview and/or submission of a written essay on a given topic. Relevant experience encompasses additional related trainings, short course, workshops, or certifications obtained. The polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Singapore Citizen

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by RP Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by SUSS Course Net Fee
Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme $164.03 $537.39 $701.42
SME-sponsored $298.35 $915.84 $1,214.19
40 years & above $288.90 $915.84 $1,204.74
below 40 years old $433.35 $2,429.64 $2,862.99

Singapore Permanent Resident

Fee Subsidy Eligibility Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by RP Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by SUSS Course Net Fee
Self-sponsored $1,155.60 $2,429.64 $3,585.24
SME-sponsored $298.35 $915.28 $1,213.63

Non Singapore Citizen/ Permanent Resident

Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by RP Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee by SUSS Course Net Fee
$2,903.45 $9,718.59 $12,622.04

*Note:

  • Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • WTS: Workfare Training Support scheme for SCs 35 years and above with average gross income not exceeding $2,000.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing.

 

Last updated on 11 Jun 2020

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice.  The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.