Basic Sports Science (BSS)

As we learn more about the human body, we also learn how that knowledge can be used to enhance physical performance and maintenance.

Conducted mainly in the classroom, participants will be guided with basic theoretical knowledge and practical applications within the Sports Science discipline.

From injury management to psychology, this course provides a good foundation for participants who wish to pursue the Fitness Instructor Course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Anatomy and injury prevention

  • Sports biomechanics

  • Sports nutrition

  • Sports physiology

  • Sports psychology

  • Strength and conditioning

Who should attend?

  • Students pursuing the Fitness Instructor Course

  • General public interested in Sports Science

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years old. Only participants of 21 years and above are eligible for subsidy.

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 the Certificate of Achievement issued by Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic upon attaining a required attendance of 21 hours (75% of the course) and passing a multiple-choice examination.

Full Course Fee (Others)
Workfare Training Scheme(WTS) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR

This course is SkillsFuture credit. 

Full course fee will be charged if participant

  1. fails to meet the minimum requirement of 75% attendance and terms and conditions for SkillsFuture Singapore funding eligibility,
  2. fails the course,
  3. repeats the course,
  4. is below 21 years old.

Course Date/s

Intake 54:     5 - 26 Jan 2019 (application opens on 23 Nov 2018)

Intake 55:    12 Jan - 2 Feb 2019 (application opens on 30 Nov 2018)

Intake 56:    9 Feb - 2 Mar 2019 (application opens on 14 Dec 2018)

Course Duration

28 hours, 3 times a week

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Examination & Re-examination: 2.5 hours, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands

Last updated on 13 Dec 2018