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Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Overview

Introduction

The Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences is designed to meet an increasing demand and need for sport, health, exercise and fitness practitioners to help improve the health and fitness levels of health-conscious individuals, gym members, and corporate clients. The programme aims to nurture sport science and coaching practitioners who are focused on skills development and high-performance sports.

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with core knowledge on subjects related to sports and exercise sciences such as functional anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, and group exercise instruction;
  • To apply the above knowledge toward developing practical skills in coaching, sport instruction, exercise/fitness instruction, personal training and lifestyle/weight management;
  • To equip students with hands on and industry-related experience through quality supervision and applied projects;
  • To prepare students for the award of the qualification of the Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences, and to prepare for higher level studies (e.g., undergraduate degrees in sport & exercise sciences).

Target Audience

Individuals who are passionate about sports/exercise, sport coaches, and exercise & fitness professionals who wish to:

  • Acquire adequate in-depth knowledge related to the sport, exercise and fitness industry
  • Acquire practical and theoretical knowledge in sport and exercise sciences
  • Acquire competency in Sport Coaching / Instruction, Analysis of Skills, Methods of Group Instruction, Personal Training, and Lifestyle & Weight Management
  • Prepare for further studies at the undergraduate level or equivalent


Students pursuing this programme can expect to be adequately and rigorously trained in functional anatomy, nutrition, psychology, sport coaching, and analysis of skills.  Students will also be equipped to be industry ready and relevant through a rigorous programme aimed at imparting practical knowledge on sport and exercise sciences, personal training and the management of lifestyle and weight.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the core knowledge on subjects related to sport and exercise sciences such as nutrition, psychology, functional anatomy, and strength and conditioning
  • Apply the above knowledge towards developing skills in personal training and lifestyle/weight management
  • Apply the above knowledge towards developing skills in principles of coaching and analysis of skills
  • Be equipped with valuable hands-on and industry-related experience through quality supervision and applied projects.


Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can advance on into year 2 of the Bachelor of Science Sport and Exercise Science programme awarded by:


Professional Accreditation

This diploma is accredited by the International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA) - the largest international accreditation body for professionals serving athletes and athletic communities worldwide. The ISPA is also a specialty certification authority best known for the creation of the first and only certification for healthcare providers whom treat and rehabilitate patients of workers' compensation (CWcHP).

The ISPA Accreditation signifies PSB Academy's commitment to provide education at the highest possible standards & practices. Students graduating from this ISPA-accredited programme are rewarded with an excellent credential for professional and career development.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 9 months for full-time pathway and 12 months for the part-time pathway.


Programme Structure

This programme consists of 8 modules.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations. Students learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, case studies, discussions, role-plays, quizzes and hands-on practice sessions.

Programme Outline

  • Professional Studies
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Principles of Weight Training
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Intakes

Full-time: April, July, October
Part-time: January, April, July, October

 

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 320 hours
Part-Time: 240 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 18 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy Delta Campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels; or
  • PSB Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences; or
  • PSB Certificate in Business Management; or
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years work experience); or
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis.

 

International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Fees

Local Student

Total Programme Fee (Full-time Pathway): S$6,163.20*

Instalments

Amount

1st Instalment

$1,540.80

2nd Instalment

$2,311.20

3rd Instalment

 $2,311.20

Total Fee

$$6,163.20

 

Total Programme Fee (Part-time Pathway): S$6,163.20*

Instalments

Amount

1st Instalment

$1,540.80

2nd Instalment

$1,540.80

3rd Instalment 

 $1,540.80

4th Instalment

$1,540.80

Total Fee

$6,163.20

 

International Student

Total Programme Fee (Full-time Pathway): S$9,844.00* 

Instalments

Amount

1st Instalment

$2,461.00

2nd Instalment

$3,691.50 

3rd Instalment

$3,691.50 

Total Fee

S$9,844.00

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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