Basic Exercise Science (BES)

The Basic Exercise Science Course aims to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills in how to exercise. Participants will be taught the fundamentals in exercise terminologies, human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, aerobic training, resistance training techniques, flexibility, etc. Participants will be issued a certificate after successful completion of the course and theory examination.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be introduced to the following fundamental sports exercise domains:

  • Introduction to Exercise Science, Terminologies and Principles of Training
  • Human Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology and Adaptations to physical training
  • Basic health screening and fitness/basic movement appraisal/orientation
  • Exercise prescription on Cardiorespiratory Endurance programs
  • Exercise prescription on Resistance/Functional/Balance training
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Weight-management
  • Exercise psychology (Behavioural Change/Motivation)
  • Exercise Safety – risk identification/management
  • Introduction to group fitness training
  • Introduction to exercise and special populations (children, seniors, pregnant, co-morbid)

Who should attend?    

Individuals who have an interest in basic health and fitness knowledge and exercise techniques. Individuals who have interests in pursuing health and fitness courses.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years old.

The course and assessment will be conducted in English. It is recommended, although not required that participants should possess a credit in the English Language at the GCE O-Level, N(A)-Level or Employability Skills System (ESS) of Level 5.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Dates

Course Dates   
 29 April and 6 May 2023
(Face to Face)
 13 and 20 May 2023 (Online)
 27 May and 3 June 2023
 10 and 17 June 2023 (Online)
 24 June and 1 July 2023
(Face to Face)
 8 and 15 July 2023 (Online)
 22 and 29 July 2023
(Face to Face)
 5 and 12 August 2023 (Online)
 19 and 26 August 2023
(Face to Face)

Note: There will be an assessment after each intake. Exam and Re-exam needs to be completed within 2 weeks. 

Course Duration

16 Hours (9am to 6pm)

Course Venue

This course is conducted with Face to Face or online. 

Face to Face at RP ACE @ Woodlands

Assessment and Re-Assessment are conducted Face to Face at RP ACE @ Woodlands

*All information may be subject to changes.

Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$695.50 $208.65 $69.55 $78.65

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$702.00 $208.65 $69.55 $210.60 $78.65 $80.60

*Fee of $50.00 (before GST) payable to retake exam on re-exam date if you fail or were absent from first exam date without a Letter Of Absence.

- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

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 18 Jul 2023

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