Basic Exercise Science (BES)

This course is being offered as part of Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP). Click here for more ETSP courses.

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.

Certification

Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Achievement issued by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 75% of the attendance requirement and passing a multiple-choice examination.

Course Dates

Course Dates     Exam Date  
 Re-Exam Date
 12 and 19 November 2021  29 November 2021 (1.5hr)  13 December 2021 (1.5hr)
 3 and 10 December 2021  3 January 2022 (1.5hr)  17 January 2022 (1.5hr)

Note: There will be an assessment after each intake.

Assessments and Re-assessments are from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Course Duration

16 Hours (9am to 6pm)

Course Venue

This course is conducted online.

*All information may be subject to changes.

Companies sending their employees for training enjoy 90% course fee funding.

Full Course fee (with GST) Enhanced Training Support Package (ETSP) Scheme  Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME- sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR
$695.50 $69.55 $69.55 $78.65 $208.65

Fee of $53.50 (w GST) payable to retake exam on re-exam date if you fail or were absent from first exam date without a Letter Of Absence.

Notes:
• Fees for ETSP are 10% of full course fees  
• Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
• All fees quoted are inclusive of 7% GST.
• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

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 14 Sep 2021

Need more help?

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

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees 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.