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[Republic Polytechnic] Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC)

Based around the art and science of coaching, the Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC) has been designed in consultation with Sport Singapore to teach you the basics of sports science. You will learn essential soft skills such as communication, athlete and team management and professional ethics.

Course Outline

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

General Modules
A113 Mathematics
B102 Organisational Behaviour
B216 Marketing
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
G905 Life Skills

Discipline Modules
S202 Inclusive Physical Activity
S204 Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

Specialisation Modules
S211 Injury Prevention and Management
S212 Sports and Exercise Prescription
S214 Sports and Exercise Psychology
S215 Sports and Exercise Nutrition
S246 Exercise Programming and Assessment
S261 Introduction to Sports Coaching
S262 Foundations of Kinesiology
S263 Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games
S264 Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games II
S265 Safety and Risk Management in Sports
S266 Performance Analysis
S311 Human Motor Control and Development
S361 Professionalism and Coaching Ethics
S362 Managing Developmental Athletes and Teams
S660 Coaching Practicum

Choose 2 modules from the list below:
S661 Practical Studies: Basketball
S662 Practical Studies: Football
S663 Practical Studies: Badminton
S664 Practical Studies: Table Tennis
S665 Practical Studies: Swimming
S666 Practical Studies: Athletics

Industry Orientation Programme
S300 Project
S931 Industry Immersion Programme

Elective Module
Select 1 module from the list below:
S322 Strategic Sports Development
S363 Media and Public Relations for Sports

Freely Chosen Module
Choose from the prescribed range of freely-chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

Course Outcome

Whether you hope to train individual athletes or teams, Diploma in Sports Coaching will enable you to build a rewarding career as a sports coach, instructor or fitness trainer.

Undergraduate Studies
The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas universities. DSC graduates can apply to any of the local universities, or enjoy advanced standing at various overseas institutions such as:

Skills Deepening
Upon graduation, DSC students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs.

Career Choices

DSC graduates benefit from transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied to diverse domains such as sporting institutions, schools, gyms, and recreational clubs. You can also pursue further studies to become a Physical Education teacher. Some rewarding and fulfilling career options you can look forward to include:

  • Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education
  • Fitness Trainer / Instructor
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Instructor
  • Sports Official


Diploma Certificate for Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC).

To meet the graduation requirement, students will need to achieve a total number of modular credits as stipulated in the graduation criteria of their diploma programme. Students should complete the diploma programme within three years of enrolment.

Entry Criteria

GCE O-Level
ELR2B2-C: 14

Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 3.5
Higher Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 2.0

GCE A-Level

  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE ‘A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore

Contact Information

Republic Polytechnic
Tel: + 65 6510 3000
Email: [email protected]

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