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Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)

  • For more information about the programmes offered for the August 2021 intake, please click here.

    Click here for the application details for January 2022 intake.

  • The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme is designed for participants with an interest in physical education, sports, fitness, health and wellness. It is structured to provide a balanced coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and scientific aspects of human movement. It aims to enable professionals to upgrade their qualifications either for career advancement in schools or to qualify them to work in other sport science and management positions.

    The programme aims to provide you with:

    • A greater knowledge base in human movement studies
    • A career path for the study of exercise science and sport studies
    • Leadership skills for use in the sport and fitness area
    • Research perspectives on the field of human movement studies
    • An ability to undertake research in your working environment
    • The skills of a reflective practitioner
    • A conceptual grasp of issues affecting the future of sport and physical education in Singapore
  • You should have:

    a. A good Bachelor’s degree, preferably with strong honours, in exercise and sport studies or a related field; or

    bA good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, not in exercise and sport studies, with a diploma (credit) or postgraduate diploma in exercise and sport studies (credit) or its equivalent; and

    c. Professional experience that commensurate with the programme’s content and outcomes.

    Interviews may be conducted to determine applicant’s suitability for the programme.

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • The programme offers two options.

    1) Coursework Only Route

    Students who choose this route must complete the following courses:

    One core course (4AUs)
    MES900 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Studies

    Six specialisation courses of 4AUs (24AUs)
    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select one open elective course offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes, including Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies).

    One integrative research project course (2AUs)
    MES901 Integrative Project

    A total of 30AUs is required to graduate.

    2) Coursework with Dissertation Route

    Students who choose this route must complete the following courses:

    One core course (4AUs)
    MES900 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Studies

    Five specialisation courses of 4AUs (20AUs)
    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select one open elective course offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes, including Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies).

    Dissertation (6AUs)
    Students will have to write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.

    A total of 30AUs is required to graduate.

    Core Course

    • MES900 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Studies
    Integrative Project

    • MES901 Integrative Project
    Specialisation Courses

    • MES902 Adapted Physical Activity and Sports
    • MES903 Applied Sport Psychology - Interventions and Evaluation
    • MES904 Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
    • MES905 Effective Coaching: From Theory to Practice
    • MES906 Exercise Physiology
    • MES907 Managing Sport Organisations in Singapore
    • MES908 Mentoring for Physical Educators and Sports Practitioners
    • MES909 Motor Behaviour
    • MES910 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
    • MES911 Psychology of Physical Activity
    • MES912 Sports Injuries - Understanding, Prevention and Management
    • MES913 The Culture of Sport
    • MES914 Trends and Issues in Physical Education and Sport

    Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) full course listing and description

    For your reference, these are the courses that were offered in the last 4 semesters.

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

  • The degree of Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:

    Full-time

    Minimum

    1 year

    Maximum

    3 years

    Part-time

    Minimum

    2 years

    Maximum

    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

  • There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

    Applications are to be made online.

    More information on application details can be found here.

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  • “The programme kept me updated with the current knowledge in my field and enabled me to be more critical while inquiring knowledge. It was rewarding to be able to use what I have learnt in my work. Through the programme, I have also made some invaluable friends. It was truly an enriching journey.”  

    Chang Hao Yi Diana 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2013

    “The courses in the Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) have deepened my knowledge base and research perspectives in human movement studies and pedagogy. They have also helped to keep my daily teaching of PE and personal sport training relevant and up-to-date.”  

    Low Lai Fong 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2014

    “The programme has helped refined and developed my knowledge within the exercise science field through its research, theoretical and practical applications. It has also sharpened my critical thinking, analytic skills and scientific perspective which is beneficial in my role to drive the sport science and technology programme in Sport Singapore. The entire journey while challenging has also been a truly enriching one.”  

    Yeo Huiling Jacinta 
    Recipient of Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize Award, 2015

    • E-mail: nieadmpp@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative enquiries related to admissions and application)

    • E-mail: higherdegrees@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)

    • Programme Leader: Dr Lin Yen-Chun
      (for specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum requirements)