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.
The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
G905 Life Skills
S202 Inclusive Physical Activity
S204 Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure
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
S931 Industry Immersion Programme
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.
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.
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:
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Institute of Technology
- Monash University
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Western Australia
- University of Canterbury
- University of Stirling
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.
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.
Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 3.5
Higher Nitec Minimum net GPA ≥ 2.0
- 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
Course Fees & Financing
Singapore Citizens: S$2,880
Singapore Permanent Residents: S$5,710
International Students (with GST): S$10,153
Scholarships & Awards
RP Freshman Scholarship: A bond-free scholarship for RP freshmen
External Scholarships: Scholarships by external organisations
PFP Scholarships: Scholarships for RP Polytechnic Foundation Programme students
Edusave Awards: Edusave Merit Bursary, Edusave Good Progress Award, and Edusave Skills Award
Higher Year Scholarships: Scholarships for Year 2 and Year 3 RP students
Please contact us for details of scholarships and other financial assistance schemes.
Dr Ho Mun Wai
Designation: Programme Chair (DSC)
Department: School of Sports, Health and Leisure
Mun Wai graduated with a B.Eng from the National University Singapore (NUS) in 1989. He subsequently obtained an MBA from the Lancaster University in the UK in 1992 and a M.Sc from the NUS in 1997. He has also attended the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme, the Harvard-NUS Executive Programme, and the Tsinghua University Executive Programme. Mun Wai is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Prior to joining the Republic Polytechnic, Mun Wai has served as Chief and Director with the Singapore Sports Council (SSC). Some of his notable accomplishments there include the NSA Review System, the Outcome-Based Funding Model and the Singapore ADR Sports framework (Alternative Dispute Resolution For Sports).
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