Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)

Programme Details

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.

Objectives

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; and
  • a conceptual grasp of issues affecting the future of sport and physical education in Singapore.
Structure

The programme offers TWO options.

1) The MSc (ESS) by 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 elective courses of 4AUs (24AUs)
Each course should be from the list of courses shown below, including one open elective course outside of the MSc (ESS) programme in lieu of one PESS course.

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

A total of 30AUs is required to graduate.

2) The MSc (ESS) by 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 elective courses of 4AUs (20AUs)
Each course should be from the list of courses shown below, including one open elective course outside of the MSc (ESS) programme in lieu of one PESS course.

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

A total of 30AUs is required to graduate.

Please click on the course code for the respective course outline.

DISCLAIMER:
The course outlines provided serves as a general information guide for students.
Course content and assessment modes may vary for different lecturers.
Actual course outlines will be made known to students by the individual lecturers.


Core Course

MES900 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Studies

Integrative Project

MES901 Integrative Project

Specialisation Courses

MES902 Adapted Physical Activity & 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 & Health
MES911 Psychology of Physical Activity
MES912 Sports Injuries - Understanding, Prevention and Management
MES913 The Culture of Sport
MES914 Trends & Issues in Physical Education & Sport

Duration of Study

You may complete the programme in 2 to 4 years on a part-time basis. 

Entry Requirements

You should have:

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

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

(c) Professional experience that commensurate with the programme's content and outcomes.

International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Test dates must be within the last 2 years before the date of your application.

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

Application for Admission

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.

Applications may be made online. More information on application details can be found here.

Enquiries

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

Programme Leader: Dr Lin Yen-Chun
Email: yenchun.lin@nie.edu.sg
Tel: 6790 3691

Programme Administrator: Ms Yow Chea Nuan
Email: cheanuan.yow@nie.edu.sg
Tel: 6790 3682

(ii) For issues such as admissions and application

For Admission matters, please email to: nieadmpp@nie.edu.sg
For Postgraduate Programme matters, please email to: higherdegrees@nie.edu.sg

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