Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science & Management

  • The Sport Science & Management (SSM) programme is a robust interdisciplinary degree programme focusing on the scientific principles behind exercise and the human body along with the management of sport organisations. SSM is the only undergraduate programme offered by a local tertiary institute that provides academic and professional pathways to sport-related careers. 

    Through the four-year direct honours programme, you will acquire knowledge in sport science and sport management, and develop pertinent skills for engagement in the sport industry. Combining branches of physiology, biomechanics, together with skill acquisition, psychology, sport management and coaching, you will graduate capable of taking on exciting careers in a range of industries such as:

    • Adapted Physical Activity
    • Coaching and Performance Analysis
    • Corporate Health and Wellness
    • Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation
    • Health Promotion
    • Physical Education
    • Sport Injury Management and Rehabilitation
    • Sport Science Support
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Workplace Health and Safety
    • Human Resource Management in Sport
    • Management of Sport Organisation
    • Public Relations in Sport
    • Sport Analytics
    • Sport Broadcasting and Journalism
    • Sport Event Management
    • Sport Facility Management
    • Sport Marketing and Sales
    • Sport Research and Business
    • Sport Sponsorship and Advertising
    • Sport Tourism
  • Students who welcome a rigorous multi-disciplinary programme that complements and bridges NTU’s core disciplines while adding breadth to their academic experience may indicate their desire to be considered for the NTU-USP. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to the latter stages of the application process. Scholars remain in their home programme, while concurrently pursuing NTU–USP courses and activities that aim to provide opportunities to explore many disciplines outside their own domain of study.

    Students who are admitted to NTU-USP are required to take four core courses and select five elective courses of their interest from two academic categories.

    Core courses will be read in the student’s first two semesters at NIE NTU, Singapore, while elective courses can be read throughout the student’s length of study.

    NTU-USP

    Find out more about the NTU-USP programme here

  • Prospective students need to meet certain requirements for a successful application into the SSM programme. Admission interviews are conducted on a selective basis and non-academic achievements will also be considered. Athletes may wish to apply for admission into the programme through the University's Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) scheme.

    Read more on the most Frequently Asked Questions about the SSM programme.

    Application Group

    Requirements

    Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

    H1 level pass in Mathematics or
    GCE 'O' level equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics

    Diploma awarded by a local Polytechnicin Singapore

    A polytechnic diploma (regardless of specialization) from Nanyang Polytechnic,NgeeAnn Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic

    GCE 'O' level in Additional Mathematics preferred. Those who do not meet the Maths requirement but can show potential may be called up for interviews and considered on a case-by-case basis

    Graduates from certain diploma programmes from Republic Polytechnic's School of Sports, Health and Leisure are considered for direct entry admissions into second year of the SSM programme

    Singapore Sports School Diploma Programmes

    International Baccalaureate Diploma

    Diploma in Business Studies

    Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management

     

    Student-athletes are encouraged to apply for Aptitude-Based Admissions (APA); an admission scheme for applicants with exceptional talents and/or outstanding achievements beyond schools’ co-curricular activities, subject to a minimum level of academic competence.

    International Baccalaureate

    Mathematics at standard level

    NUS High School Diploma

    Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics

    International Qualification

    Completed at least 12 years of general education

    Additional Mathematics at Junior High School level / Mathematics at IB standard level

    Find out more about application dates, admission procedures and fees at the Apply to NTU website.

  • NTU offers a wide range of scholarships in support of its undergraduate students' pursuit to achieve a goal of the future within the Sport Science and Sport Management industry. The following scholarships are offered to students who choose to pursue their undergraduate degree with the SSM:

    The SSM also offers a flagship scholarship offered exclusively to SSM students.

    E.W. Barker Scholarship

    The late Mr Edmund William Barker was a brilliant student at Raffles Institution and studied law at Cambridge University on a Queen's scholarship.

    One of PAP's key pioneer leaders, his Cabinet portfolio included labour, national development, home affairs, environment, science and technology. As president of the Singapore National Olympic Council, he was also the first Singaporean to receive the Olympic Order from the International Olympic Committee, in 1986, for his outstanding merit in the cause of world sport and faithfulness to the Olympic ideal.

    Donors of the EW Barker Scholarship fund aims to nurture talented and committed individuals in the pursuit of undergraduate study in the area of sport management, and sport and exercise science.

    - One-off award of S$8000.00 per academic year.

    - No bond apart from the three-year bond applicable to all Singapore PRs under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

    - Possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level results, Local Polytechnic Diploma, SingaporeSports School AUT Diploma,NUS High School Diploma or IB Diploma.

    - Excellent co-curricular records.

    - Strong leadership qualities and potential.

    Application details



    For Current Undergraduates

    In recognition of academic exellence and leadership potential, NTU also offers a variety of scholarships to new as well as existing students pursing their full-time undergraduate studies in NTU. 

    Check out more scholarships adminstered by NTU.

     

    More Scholarships Opportunities

    SSM undergraduates are also encouraged to pursue scholarship opportunities administered by external industry partners, some of which include:

  • This section provides a description of all courses offered by the SSM programme as well as the pre-requisites if any. Unless otherwise stipulated, all courses are 3 hours per week for 13 weeks for 1 course unit.

    Each course unit is worth 3 Academic Units (AU).

    DISCLAIMER: The course outlines provided serves as a general informational guide for students. Please do not purchase textbooks based on the information contained in the documents.

    SSM Core Courses:

    SS0111 Sport and Culture in SingaporeA Sociological Perspective [course outline]

    To "think sociologically" about sport which are closely connected with the Singapore context. 

    SS1101 Human Anatomy and Physiology [course outline]

    The objectives of this course are to learn about the structures and functions of the various organ systems within the human body and the role of these systems in physical performance, health and fitness.

    SS1102 Introduction to Sport Management [course outline]

    This course introduces students to the field of sport management. It will examine theoretical foundations and concepts in sport management. In addition, students will examine current trends and development in the sport industry.

    SS1103 Introduction to Growth and Motor Development [course outline]
    This course introduces students to the field of sport management. It will examine theoretical foundations and concepts in sport management. In addition, students will examine current trends and development in the sport industry.

    SS1104 Introduction to Health and Wellness [course outline]
    To acquire knowledge and understanding of pertinent health and wellness concepts from a holistic approach. To learn to design healthy lifestyle programmes appropriate to children, adolescents and adults.

    SS1105 Foundations of Exercise Physiology [course outline]  
    This is a foundational course whose objectives are to provide information on how the human organ systems function during exercise and to examine how exercise training causes adaptations to those organ systems.

    SS1106 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Exercise [course outline]
    This is an introductory course on exercise and sport psychology. The focus of this course is on the social and psychological aspects of sport and exercise. Topics covered include personality, motivation, stress and coping, aggression, moral development, team building and cohesion, competition, and leadership. Emphasis will be on the role of sport psychology in influencing participants’ cognition, emotion, and behaviour in physical activity and sport settings.

    SS2101 Foundations of Motor Behaviour [course outline]
    This introductory course introduces key concepts of motor control and learning, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning via practical experience of skills learning. The course comprises of components such as the degrees of freedom problem, theoretical paradigms, process of learning, and instructional strategies related to motor skills learning.

    SS2102 Introduction to Sport Biomechanics [course outline]
    This course introduces basic mechanical concepts, laboratory equipment and software to evaluate human movements: Linear and angular kinematics, Linear and angular kinetics, Equilibrium, and Fluid mechanics.

    SS2103 Sport Coaching Foundations of Coaching [course outline] 
    This course examines and applies practical sport coach pedagogy (learning theories and instructional models) to the sport environment. Issues related to effective coaching of young athletes will be addressed. In addition, pedagogical knowledge and application of the principles of motor skills’ learning will be covered in this course.

    SS2104 Sport Marketing and Sponsorship [course outline]
    This course will introduce students to theories in the area of sport marketing and sponsorship. Students will learn various marketing theories and concepts which will allow them to appreciate the roles that marketing play in the industry: Market Segmentation and Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Mix, and Sponsorship

    SS2105 Seminars on Current Issues in Sport [course outline]
    The course will cover topical sport science themes relevant to athletic performance, including doping and drug use and the role of sleep in sport performance. In relation to local athletes the effects of Ramadan on sport performance will be evaluated. From the sport management perspective, emerging topics related to sport marketing in social media and video games and the role and effectiveness of sport sponsorship will be evaluated. The organisation of major sporting events will also be discussed which is relevant to the recent major sport events (Formula 1, SEA Games) held in Singapore.

    SS2106 Physical Activity and Leisure for Special Populations [course outline]
    This is an experiential course designed to introduce students to the world of adapted physical activity, leisure and sport for individuals with special needs. Students will gain an overview of the various recreational and sporting activities available in Singapore, and be introduced to the different disability conditions and the sports played by different disability groups. Principles, guidelines and strategies for activity instruction will be gleaned through hands-on participation, class discussions and personal reflections.

    SS2107 Research Methods & Design in Physical Activity & Sport [course outline]
    This introductory research course covers the basic contents necessary for students to undertake undergraduate research. Topics covered include basic appreciation of the research process, various strategies for qualitative and quantitative research, and the communication of research.

    SS2108 Fundamentals of Sport Injuries [course outline] 
    This course introduces the students to fundamental understanding of causes and mechanisms of sport injuries, injuries to different tissues, common sport injuries and their prevention, management and rehabilitation.

    SS2109 Management of Sport Organisations [course outline]
    This course will introduce students to various theories in the area of organisational behaviour. Students will learn organisational theories and concepts which will allow them to understand how sport organisations function: Organisational Structure, Organisational Strategies, Power, Politics and Conflict, and Organisational Culture and Change.

    SS3010 Applied Statistics [course outline]
    The objectives of this course are to 1) provide students with a well-rounded and solid foundation in statistics for sport and exercise science and 2) prepare them for more advanced or graduate statistical courses.


    SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Science Specialisation):

    SS3111 Environmental Exercise Physiology [course outline]
    The objective of this course is to examine the responses and adaptations of the human body to exercise under different environmental conditions.

    SS3112 Exercise Prescription [course outline]
    The objectives of this applied exercise physiology course are to know 1) the role of exercise and physical activity for health as an intervention to prevent and/or manage chronic health conditions and 2) the exercise prescriptions for select chronic health conditions.

    SS3113 Applied Sport Injuries [course outline]
    This course is designed to provide students with hands-on skills, exposure to technology, knowledge and the understanding of applied, population-specific and epidemiological aspects of sport injuries.

    SS3114 Physical Activity and Health [course outline]
    The objective of this course is to examine how physical activity and inactivity influences a number of health and disease outcomes.

    SS3115 Sport Nutrition [course outline]
    The objective of this course is to learn about the role of nutrition in supporting the physical performance, health and fitness of athletes.

    SS3211 Experimental Biomechanics [course outline]
    This course will introduce current experimental methods in the biomechanical analysis of human movement, including: Kinematic techniques, Kinetic techniques, and Inverse dynamics.

    SS3212 Analytical Biomechanics [course outline]
    This course will introduce current analytical methods in the biomechanical analysis of human movement, including: Conceptual models, Physical models, Statistical models and Simulations models.

    SS3311 Advanced Topics in Exercise and Sport Psychology [course outline]
    The focus of this course is on psychology of exercise and sport. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how psychological variables influence participation in physical activity. The focus is on the key motivational perspectives of exercise and sport. Advance topics such as children in sport, burnout, and psychology of injury will also be covered.

    SS3312 Sport Psychology in Theory Practice and Research [course outline]
    The focus of this course is on theory, research and practices in sport and exercise psychology. The students will be introduced to the role of applied sport psychologist, the development and evaluation of basic mental skill training, and theories underpinning each mental skill. This course will be both theoretical and practical based on research evidence. In addition, the development and evaluation of basic psychological skills training programmes will be introduced.

    SS3313 Sport Coaching Theory to Practice [course outline]
    This course builds on the work undertaken in the foundation of sport coaching and critically examines the understanding and application of sport pedagogy (learning theories and instructional models) to the sport environment. Students will be given opportunities to observe and sample some coaching sessions, mentored by experienced instructors/coaches. In addition, best practice from successful sporting countries will also be explored to give learners an international perspective in sport coaching.

    SS3411 Motor Control and Learning Theory to Practice [course outline]
    This course focuses on the central questions of why, when, and how movements becomes coordinated over time by way of reflecting on current theories and research. In particular, the dynamical systems approach is adopted as the main theoretical paradigm. Topics related to complex systems, ecological psychology, degrees of freedom problem, perceptual-motor landscape, and specific practical strategies related to acquisition of skills will be covered.

    SS3412 Adapted Physical Activity and Recreation [course outline]
    This course will enable students to better understand disability sports and apply theoretical knowledge and understanding in coaching athletes with disabilities. Students will develop instructional coaching skills and learn how to plan, adapt and teach physical activities/sports & games that cater to the needs of individuals with special needs via the practical attachment. 

    SS3620 Sport in Society [course outline]
    To critically examine the significance of sport from social, political, economic and cultural perspectives. To critically examine the significance of sport to different groups of people in Singapore. To study different theoretical approaches to the sociology of sport. To describe and analyse the historical trends affecting sport in general and physical activity in Singapore specifically. To develop analytical powers through interaction and discussion. To increase personal factual knowledge of sport through reading and access to alternative forms of sport information.

    SS3621 Sport Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship [course outline]
    This course introduces fundamental topics related to sport technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Contents related to sport engineering, making and coding culture, sport materials and wearable technologies, and data analytics are covered to provide students with broad-based knowledge regarding sport technology and innovation. Students will also be guided to program and prototype a sport or movement related electronics gadgets. The last component of this course concerns the development of business plans.


    SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Management Specialisation):

    SS3611 Events and Facilities Management [course outline]
    This course will introduce students to various concepts and issues in events and sport facilities management: Planning, designing, constructing and maintaining sport facilities, Financial, Operational and Marketing issues in facility management, Risk management and safety concerns in sport venues and events, Budgeting and financing sport events, and Developing sport marketing and sponsorship strategies.

    SS3612 Human Resource Management in Sport [course outline]
    This course introduces human resource management principles and practices to students: Human Resources in Sport and Recreation, Job Design and Staffing, Performance Appraisal and Reward System, Job Satisfaction and Commitment, and Leadership.

    SS3613 Legal Aspects in Sport [Course Outline]
    The purpose of this course is to give the students in sport management department a conceptual foundation for understanding the law and its relationship to sport, recreation, and physical activities. The course explores the kinds of legal problems faced in the day-to-day operations of an athletic, sport program, physical education, and recreational activities into common sense perspective that is easily understood and remembered. It is not intended to teach all there is known about the law but instead to serve as an introduction to areas of law that most often have an impact on administrators, practitioners, and sport industry.

    SS3614 Sport Media and Communication [Course Outline]
    The course reflects the inter-relationships between sport and media in current society. It also focuses on developing an understanding of how to effective integrate technology to improve sport organizations performance related to promoting, marketing and managing sport business. Students will get opportunities to examine the increasing influence of digital technology and media on the sport industry with various platforms including the Internet and social media.

    SS3615 Finance and Business in Sport [Course Outline]
    The learning objective of this course is to introduce students to important financial concepts and systems. This will allow them to appreciate financial aspects of sport business and evaluate the financial position of companies through the analysis of financial statements.

    SS3616 Leisure and Recreation Management [Course Outline]
    The course explores the concept of leisure and recreation in historical and social perspectives. What are some of the current needs and issues of leisure and recreation? How are leisure and recreation planning and programming done? What are the areas in leisure and recreation? Who are important stakeholders in any leisure and recreation planning and delivery?

    SS3618 Sport Retail Management [Course Outline]
    The learning objective is for students to learn about retail management theories and apply them to the sporting goods industry. In addition, students are expected to extend their understanding of sport marketing theories into the retail industry.

    SS3619 Advanced Topics in Sport Marketing and Sponsorship [Course Outline]
    This course will introduce students to theories in the area of sport marketing, consumer behaviour and sponsorship. Students will examine sponsorship in different fields and culminate in a research project which will allow them to apply their knowledge: Theories in Consumer Behaviour and Sport Sponsorship, and Research and Case Studies in Sponsorship and Sport Marketing.

    SS3620 Sport in Society [Course Outline]
    To critically examine the significance of sport from social, political, economic and cultural perspectives. To critically examine the significance of sport to different groups of people in Singapore. To study different theoretical approaches to the sociology of sport. To describe and analyse the historical trends affecting sport in general and physical activity in Singapore specifically. To develop analytical powers through interaction and discussion. To increase personal factual knowledge of sport through reading and access to alternative forms of sport information.

    SS3621 Sport Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship [Course Outline]
    This course introduces fundamental topics related to sport technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Contents related to sport engineering, making and coding culture, sport materials and wearable technologies, and data analytics are covered to provide students with broad-based knowledge regarding sport technology and innovation. Students will also be guided to program and prototype a sport or movement related electronics gadgets. The last component of this course concerns the development of business plans.


    SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Courses) / Unrestricted Electives:

    SS9001 Conditioning for Physical Fitness [Course Outline]
    This course is designed to help students understand the theoretical and practical considerations regarding the planning and development of health and physical fitness, so that students are able to plan and organise a personal health and fitness programme.

    SS9002 Principles of Strength Training [Course Outline]
    More than 600 muscles are used by humans to work, exercise, play and accomplish daily tasks. The skeletal muscle is our body’s most abundant tissue making about 22-26% of a female’s body mass and about 40-44% of a male’s body mass. Adequate muscle strength is  important  at  every  stage  of  our  life  to  move  with  ease,  improve  bone  health,  efficient  glucose  tolerance  and  better  metabolism,  better  posture,  avoid  injuries,  enhance  self-esteem and have an improved quality of life This module is structured to provide a concept and practice-based knowledge on muscular fitness and conditioning.

    SS9003 Introduction to Pilates Matwork and Hatha Yoga [Course Outline]
    The aim of this course introduces students to the fundamentals of pilates matwork and hatha yoga. It will provide a strong foundation for them to continue their practice in future. Course will progress to introduce students to intermediate movements and poses with modifications. With the knowledge and proper practice of pilates and yoga, they will be able to improve core strength, flexibility, mobility of the joints and techniques of breathing that can help them to feel more relaxed.

    SS9101 Badminton [Course Outline]
    The course aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to develop an appreciation of, and play, the sport of badminton. Students will be taught the essential skills necessary to play the sport.

    SS9102 Tennis [Course Outline]
    This course aims to impart the knowledge and competencies essential to having an informed understanding and appreciation of tennis. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to play the game.

    SS9103 Squash [Course Outline]
    This course is designed to impart basic squash skills and knowledge of the game of squash to players at an introductory stage leading into intermediate levels. The emphasis of the course is on providing ample opportunities to play the game at a recreational as well as a competitive level. Also under consideration are the respective roles of player, referee and coach in creating a meaningful experience.

    SS9104 Basketball [Course Outline]
    This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to play and enjoy recreational basketball. Students will be taught on basic fundamental skills, rule/terminology, officiating, team offense/defense, and situational strategies.

    SS9105 Volleyball [Course Outline]
    This course is an activity class for providing NTU undergraduate students with the basic skills and knowledge required to play volleyball. Emphasis is on basic fundamental skills, rules/terminologies, officiating, team offense/defense drills, and game situational strategies. Particularly, students will learn to execute basics such as passing, setting, serving, and hitting, referee games, become familiar with game terms, and practice fairplay, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

    SS9106 Netball [Course Outline]
    The course is designed to impart basic netball skills and knowledge. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop the basic footwork and ball skills, goal shooting skills, and study the principles of attacking/defending, as well as the application of these skills and game concepts/tactics in game play.

    SS9107 Table Tennis [Course Outline]
    This course aims to impart the knowledge and competencies essential to having an informed understanding and appreciation of table tennis. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to play the game.

    SS9202 Soccer [Course Outline]
    This course aims to develop basic skills in soccer, and to provide an understanding and appreciation of the sport through an experiential process. Students will be introduced to the historical development and current trends in soccer, the technical aspects of soccer, strategies and tactics employed in the sport, and competition formats.

    SS9203 Hockey [Course Outline]
    Hockey as a game may seem "strange and unfamiliar" but actually it has many similarities to other sports. This course will enable students to learn the game of hockey in a fun manner. It pays particular attention to safety and will enable participants to enjoy the skills in a simple yet enjoyable manner. By the end of the course participants will be more aware of field hockey as a sport which can be enjoyed by all ages and all levels of ability

    SS9204 Floorball [Course Outline]
    Floorball is a young and fast growing game in Singapore and the world. This course will enable students to learn the game of Floorball in a fun and safe environment through a game-centred approach.

    SS9205 Rugby [Course Outline]
    This course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and playing competency in the various forms of rugby football namely, tag rugby, touch rugby and contact rugby. The basic techniques, tactics and strategies will be learnt and applied in practice and match situations and analysed from theoretical, practical and biomechanical perspectives.

    SS9206 Tchoukball [Course Outline]
    This course is an activity class for providing NTU undergraduate students with the basic skills and knowledge required to play tchoukball. Emphasis is on the unique tchoukball charter, philosophy of non-interception and non-contact, basic fundamental skills, tchoukball rules/terminologies, team offense/defense drills, game situational tactics and officiating. Students will learn to execute basics such as passing, shooting, defending, and transition, court official and its duties, officiate games, become familiar with game terms and referee hand signals, and practice sportsmanship, fairplay and teamwork. Students will also acquire skills in leading a peer coaching session and work as a team to organize and officiate a mini competition.

    SS9302 DanceSport [Course Outline]
    What better way to de-stress and socialize then dancing! And, at the same time, being able to move to different kinds of music, have fun learning some funky steps, be challenged physically and mentally, and learn more advanced dance moves. Dancing provides a tremendous outlet physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Learn how to move with ease, improve posture, balance, endurance, and have an enhanced body image and self-esteem leading to quality living.

    SS9303 Introduction to HipHop and its Dances [Course Outline]
    How many times have you wondered - what exactly is Hip-Hop? Over this course, learners will be exposed to how the Hip-Hop culture we know of today, born in the mid-1970s in an impoverished section of New York City, found its way to the mass media and mainstream population and evolved into a multi-million dollar industry. Emphasis will be placed on learning about roots of Hip-Hop, particularly its dances. Participants will learn to dance to the rhythm of music and be introduced to some common moves popularized by prominent dance pioneers.

    SS9304 Introduction to Modern Jazz Dance [Course Outline]
    Through performing, creating and responding, participants will receive a holistic experience in the learning of dance. Be prepared to be constantly stimulated and engaged mentally, physically and even emotionally. Discover your unique way of expressing yourself and make meaningful dances for yourself.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS

    Sport Science & Management (SSM) courses are conducted indoors as well as outdoors, and involve physical activities such as running and strength training, some of which are very strenuous.

    All students who like to take up sport courses with the SSM must be physically active with no injuries or medical conditions which might affect his/her performance during lesson.

    It is important that we know of any existing medical problem(s) as it is in your best interest and ours. If you are receiving medication and/ or treatment and/ or have any existing medical conditions, illnesses and/ or injuries and/ or physical and/ or mental disabilities and/or currently pregnant that may prohibit and/ or affect your participation, whether fully or otherwise, in the course, please provide us with full written details together with a doctor's certificate. Failure to do so might affect your underlying performance, final grade and/ or admission and/ or continued participation in the course as well as put you at medical risk.

    We maintain the right to refuse participation and/or the continued participation in the course to anyone on any grounds deemed applicable by the SSM programme committee. Failure to comply with the safety rules or the instructions of the instructors or associated members will result in termination of participation without prior notice.

    All students must complete the online Sport Safety Waiver form before participating in your first lesson.

    If you are below 21 years of age, you must seek consent for participation from your parent/guardian by completing the Sport Safety Consent form and submitting a copy to your lecturer before participating in your first lesson.

    By submitting your personal data, you consent to the associated members of the SSM programme committee and/or National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) collecting, using, disclosing and/or processing your personal data for the purpose(s) of:

    a. processing your declaration to participate in SSM courses;
    b. record keeping;
    c. contacting you in the event of an emergency and/or investigation;
    d. contacting your parent/guardian in the event of an emergency that threatens the life, health, and safety of yourself.

  • In adopting the following guiding principles of the Athlete Friendly Education Scheme set out by the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI), the SSM endeavours to provide student-athletes an environment to balance both their academic and sporting pursuits.

    Aptitude-based Admissions by virtue of sports achievements:

    1. In addition to academic performance, national athletes may wish to apply for admission into the programme through the University's Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) scheme.

    Flexible study options:

    2. Student-athletes may choose to extend their candidature in the programme up to 6 years (instead of 4 years).

    3. A customised academic load per semester could be negotiated with the school coordinator based on the student-athlete's training and competition schedule.

    4. Support for leave of absence during term time for training camps and competitions.

    5. Provision of alternative arrangements for final examinations within a week before the actual examination dates due to training camps and major competitions, with early notifications to the school. 

    6. Provision of alternative deadlines for assessments due to training camps and competitions.

    7. Provision of any other academic support (study materials, course consultation, etc.) where necessary.

    Overseas tournament subsidy:

    8. Financial support up to S$2,000 for outbound student-athletes representing NTU at high level tournaments (e.g. World University Championships). The subsidy does not apply to local tournaments or any other non-university organised competitions.

  • The SSM programme in NIE NTU, Singapore is the first and only autonomous university in Singapore to offer sport science and sport management related courses. We welcome students visiting from other institutions having interest in disciplines like sport physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, psychology, sport management and coaching to join us on one of our courses for an academically and culturally enriching exchange experience. 

    General Information

    GEM Trailblazer is the inbound exchange student's one-stop information centre application procedures, financial options and essentials on living and studying in Singapore.

    Information on SSM Courses

    SSM core courses:

    Inbound exchange students are free to request for enrollment into SSM first and second year core courses (subject to vacancies). Third and fourth year specialization courses will only be offered to students who have embarked on similar disciplines in their home university and are able to show evidence of meeting the pre-requisites of the SSM courses.

    SSM sport electives:

    Inbound exchange students are also free to register to take up sport electives (Conditioning for Physical Fitness, Court Games, Tennis and Soccer). However, these courses have very limited vacancies and tend to be oversubscribed by both SSM and NTU students. Exchange students are encouraged to monitor the vacancy system during the Add / Drop period to register a place in the course.

    Students should consult NTU Office of Academic Services - ng_prog@ntu.edu.sg on issues pertaining to the registering of courses in NTU.

  • Sport Science & Management (SSM)

    Physical Education and Sports Science
    National Institute of Education
    NIE5-03-09
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616

    Phone: (65) 6790 3719

    Email: ssm@nie.edu.sg

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