• The Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) academic group of the National Institute of Education offers a variety of programmes in teacher education specialising in physical education. PESS aims to develop student teachers in areas of professional competence and expertise in teaching physical education as a major subject.

    The three initial teacher training programmes not only provide theoretical and practical courses in Physical Education, but also the knowledge and skills for student teachers to teach other academic school subjects.

    In addition, there are also graduate programmes and in-service courses offered to PE teachers & educators in related fields who would like to enhance their career and research.

  • Enquiries

    Express your interest regarding our PhD/Masters degree programmes at PESS using the form below. We will get back to you shortly.

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  • In-Service Training

    The courses listed are for PE and Sports teachers who wish to further develop their content knowledge and skills in their area of specialization or interest. All the courses are conducted by our experienced practitioners and experts in the area of PE and Sports teaching and coaching.

    Most of these courses are funded by the Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy (PESTA), Ministry of Education, for MOE teachers. For an application form for Diploma in PE (in-service), please click here to visit the PESTA webpage.

    In addition, for more information on programmes and courses, please click here to visit Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL) office website.


    (i) For issues such as admissions and application

    For Admission matters, please email to:

    For Professional Development Programme matters, please email to:

    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)
    National Institute of Education
    Nanyang Technological University
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3888

    (ii) For specific academic issues relating to the PE programme

    Dr Chian Lit Khoon
    Tel: 6790 3769

  • The Sport Science and Management (SSM) programme is the sole degree programme offered by a national university in Singapore that offers undergraduates academic and professional pathways to sport-related careers. The four-year direct honours programme imbues knowledge in areas such as physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, psychology, sport management and coaching, to help develop pertinent skills for engagement in the sport industry.

    Specifically conceptualized with the objective to train qualified sports professionals, SSM undergraduates are provided with relevant research and appropriate industry experience via the academic project and the internship programme during their studies. They will also benefit from a rich undergraduate experience with an academic broadening component chosen from amongst arts, humanities & social sciences, science, technology and society, business and management and liberal studies.

    Outstanding undergraduates have opportunities to spend up to six months at overseas universities as part of an exchange experience. Overseas expedition stints organised in collaboration with industry partners also allows undergraduates opportunities for personal growth, team and leadership development.

    With state-of-the-art sport science laboratories as well as other facilities at NTU, and taught by well-qualified academic staff, SSM provides a holistic and unparalleled learning experience that prepares students for exciting careers in the sport industry.

    Click here to visit an official website of the SSM programme