Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by PSB Academy

Course introduction


The Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences is designed to meet an increasing demand and need for sport, health, exercise and fitness practitioners to help improve the health and fitness levels of health-conscious individuals, gym members, and corporate clients, and to nurture sport science and coaching practitioners who are focused on skills development and high-performance sports.

Students pursuing this programme can expect to be adequately and rigorously trained in functional anatomy, nutrition, psychology, sport coaching, and analysis of skills. Students will also be equipped to be industry ready and relevant through a rigorous programme aimed at imparting practical knowledge on sport and exercise sciences, personal training and the management of lifestyle and weight.

At the end of this programme, students will be able to:
  • Understand the core knowledge on subjects related to sport and exercise sciences such as nutrition, psychology, functional anatomy, and strength and conditioning
  • Apply the above knowledge towards developing skills in personal training and lifestyle/weight management
  • Apply the above knowledge towards developing skills in principles of coaching and analysis of skills
  • Be equipped with valuable hands-on and industry-related experience through quality supervision and applied projects

  • Purpose-Built Sports Lab
    Study in an industry-standard facility focused on optimising athlete performance through sport science technology such as speed gates and 3D motion cameras.
  • Learn From Industry Practitioners
    Gain industry insights from our experienced team of sport science lecturers, which include certified personal trainers and sport coaches.
  • Double Certificate
    Be industry-recognised with ACE Certified Personal Trainer along with your diploma.
  • Progress to a Bachelor's Degree
    Continue from a Diploma to a Degree in Sport and Exercise Science with us.

Potential Career Opportunities
  • Fitness Programme Designer
  • Health Consultant
  • ​​​​​​​Sports Coach


Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • Academic Reading and Writing 2
  • Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
  • Physiology of Sport & Exercise
  • Principles of Weight Training
  • Professional Studies
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

Mode of Assessment
Assessment of this programme may include assignments, tests, projects, reports, lab work and final examinations.

Entry Requirements

Local Qualifications

  • GCE ‘A’ Levels with 2 H2 passes; OR
  • PSB Academy Certificate in Sport and Exercise Sciences; OR
  • PSB Academy Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences; OR
  • PSB Academy Certificate in Business Management; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years work experience); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis
Minimum Age Requirement
  • 16 years old
English Language Requirements
  • GCE ‘O’ level English (grade 1 to 7); OR
  • IELTS score of 5.5; OR
  • PSB Academy’s Certificate in English Proficiency programme; OR
  • PSB Academy English Proficiency Test (A retest score range is allowed for marks between 35-39); OR
  • WPL Literacy Level 5; OR
  • Post-Secondary Qualifications, where certified that English is the sole medium of instruction; OR
  • Professional Qualifications (ie: WSQ, LCCI, ACCA etc.); OR
  • An equivalent of English language qualification

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

12 months
[Part-time option available]

Intake Period

  • October

Fees & Funding

Total Course Fees

Singapore-based Students
New Students: S$6,848.00
Payment Instalments: 3

International Students
New Students: S$10,807.00
Payment Instalments: Differ by markets

Progressing Students*
Singapore-based Students: S$6,163.20
International Students: S$10,807.00

* Applicable for students who completed PSB Academy’s Certificate in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Up to S$250 NICA/NTUC UTAP training subsidy available for this programme.
All fees are subject to annual revision. 

Mandatory Fees

Singapore-based Students
Application Fee: S$107.00
Student Development Fee: S$321.00

International Students
Application Fee: S$450.00
Students Induction and Development Fee: S$1,070.00
Student’s Pass issuance and multiple journey visa fees (varies by country): S$60.00 – S$90.00

All fees are subject to annual revision.