Thank you for visiting us at Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group (AG).
We are a vibrant department at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We started as the College of PE in the year 1985, transited to School of PE in 1991, and established PESS in 2000. We have evolved over the years in response to the changing landscape in PE and sports to stay relevant. However, our commitment and dedication in delivering high quality training and education for pre-service and in-service teachers in Singapore remain unchanged. At PESS, we have developed a clear vision to be the leading teacher-training and research centre for PE and Sports Science in the region and beyond. Our mission is to develop trainee teachers in areas of competence and expertise in teaching PE as a major subject. We have a group of dedicated and committed faculty members, with diverse backgrounds and expertise to deliver quality academic programmes, and provide quality learning environment and experience for our students.
Our pre-service programmes include the Bachelor of Science (Ed) in PE, Post Graduate Diploma in Education in PE, and Diploma in PE. We aim to equip our students with the necessary values, skills and knowledge to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through PE and sports. Currently, we have more than 200 students in the pre-service programmes. We also work closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer short courses tailored to meet the demands of practicing PE teachers for professional development. We also offer postgraduate programmes for PE teachers and sports practitioners to upgrade their professional knowledge. The Master of Science programme (Exercise and Sports Studies) is the only masters by coursework in Singapore providing training in this field. In addition, the interest in research (MSc and PhD programmes) is also growing steadily over the years. Lastly, the Sport Science & Management (SSM)
programme under the umbrella of NTU is also under our purview. The demand for this programme has been high. Currently, we have 296 students enrolled in this programme.
As a research-intensive university, our faculty members have published in high quality journals, served on editorial boards of major journals in their respective fields, and also supervised undergraduate and graduate students. Most of their work has also informed practices in schools and the sports industry. PESS has a growing research programme with five priority research areas of pedagogy and coaching in PE and sports, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor skills, and biomechanics. We are constantly looking for experts from the local and international fraternity to strengthen our AG so that we can provide quality education for our students.
PESS has developed strategic and research collaborations with a number of local organisations (e.g. MOE, Sport Singapore, and various National Sports Associations) and overseas universities. The applied nature of the curriculum focus ensures that our students are well equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the industry’s needs.
We have received many visitors from different parts of the world to get acquainted with our achievements, and explore research collaborations. We are looking forward to receiving more visitors from overseas to establish long term partnerships. I look forward to welcoming you to visit us, to be our student or our collaborator so that we can innovate together for a better future!