Bachelor of Science in Sport Science & Management

Single Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

SSM is the only undergraduate programme offered by a local tertiary institute that provides academic and professional pathways to sport-related careers.

Why choose SSM?

Close Ties with Industry Partners:
Get real-world knowledge and hands-on training experiences that will help shape your success in your future career.

Broad-based Education:
Benefit from a multidisciplinary programme that will open up many exciting career pathways in sport.

Internship opportunities:
A wide range of internship opportunities with major sport-related employers in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

This is a full-time four-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science & Management programme.

The first and second year of the SSM degree is common in that all students enrol for the same Core Courses.

Specialisation begins in the third year and continues throughout the fourth year where students elect to undertake courses with a concentrate in sport science or sport management.

For list of SSM course descriptors, please click here

Students are required to complete a total of 132AUs and fulfil all programme requirements for the award of the degree. 

SSM Curriculum Structure

For Year 1 Students Admitted from 2021-2022

Programme Title

Year of Study

Number of Academic Units (AUs)
Major Requirement

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC)

Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)Total
Core

Major Prescribed Electives

Common Core

Foundational Core

Bachelor of Science in Sport Science & Management (Entry to Year 1)121-93336
225-8-336
3318-21235
46--10 (Internship)925
Total5518171527132

 

Please click here for curriculum structure.

SSM graduates can find opportunities in industries such as:

Sport Science:

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Coaching and Performance Analysis
  • Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation
  • Health Promotion
  • Physical Education
  • Sport Injury Management and Rehabilitation
  • Sport Science Support
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Workplace Health and Safety

 

Sport Management:

  • 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.

Find out more about the NTU-USP programme here

 

Athlete Support Framework

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 minor in Sport Science & Management is open to all students in NTU except students from the Sport Science & Management programme.

With the expanding interest in sport comes a need to provide sport science support services to athletes, teams, coaches and managers to improve success rates. Along with the investment in elite sport is the national need to maintain fitness of a conscript army, prevent obesity in our children and improve the health and activity of an aging population subject to chronic diseases associated with physical inactivity.

Students must complete five Sport Science & Management courses from the list of courses stated below and attain at least 15 AUs (5 courses) registered under 'BDE/UE' to file for Minor in Sport Science & Management.

Courses opted for S/U will not be counted towards the fulfilment of the Minor.

 

SS5601 - HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (3 AU)   

SS5602 - INTRODUCTION TO GROWTH & MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (3 AU)    

SS5603 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & WELLNESS (3 AU)

SS5604 - FOUNDATIONS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (3 AU)

SS5605 - PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT & EXERCISE (3 AU)

SS5606 - FOUNDATIONS OF MOTOR BEHAVIOUR (3 AU)

SS5607 - INTRODUCTION TO SPORT BIOMECHANICS (3 AU)

SS5608 - SPORT COACHING: FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING (3 AU)

SS5609 - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & LEISURE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3 AU)

SS5610 – FUNDAMENTALS OF SPORT INJURIES (3 AU)

 

Vacancies in each course is limited. (Only 1 course is offered in its respective semester i.e once a year)

 

For Sport Science & Management Students

SSM students are free to pursue other minors of their interest with other schools in NTU to broaden their horizons.

For a list of minors offered, please click here.