Sports Medicine Theory Course

Interest and demand for sports medicine services have grown exponentially due to an increasingly active and ageing population in Singapore and around the world. Besides the prevention and treatment of sports- and exercise-related injuries, sports medicine also involves the prescription of exercise to prevent and manage common chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, sarcopenia and hypertension. 
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in partnership with Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital (SSMC@CGH), is offering a Sports Medicine Theory Course (SMTC) for medical doctors, allied health professionals, exercise scientists and individuals with special interests in having basic knowledge of Sports Medicine.

Applicants should have an undergraduate or higher degree in health or biomedical-related sciences to appreciate the technical content of the programme. Completion of the SMTC does not automatically qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine programme (GDSM). The GDSM is a postgraduate medical degree and is opened to doctors with > 6 years of medical practice, post-MBBS qualification. 

The Sports Medicine Theory Course (SMTC) is a six-month online non-accreditation programme that is targeted at primary care physicians who would like to have a fundamental understanding of sports medicine. The SMTC comprises six online modules with about four to five pre-recorded lectures in each module. 

The content in the six modules includes:
a. Basic Sports Science
b. Sport Injuries in the Lower Limbs
c. Sport Injuries in the Upper Limbs
d. Medical Consideration in Sports Medicine
e. Exercise in Special Populations
f. Thermoregulation, Anti-doping, and Sports Nutrition

The modules will be made available online to SMTC participants on a monthly basis and participants will need to score at least 60% in an online, self-administered and open-book quiz to progress from one lecture topic to the next within each module. Participants will have access to the lecturers for online consultations. 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of the six modules. The completion of the programme does not imply or confer any competency or qualification related to the specialty practice of sports medicine. There will be no practical components in the programme, such as workshops, clinical attachments etc.​

Features of SMTC: 
  • Subsidised course fee for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs
    i.e. S$1,11.80 (up to 70% of course fee funding for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs) and S$431.80 (up to 90% of course fee funding for Singaporeans)​
  • SkillsFuture credit-eligible course
  • Ideal for busy medical practitioners and allied health professionals who receive patients with sports/exercise-related injuries and with chronic diseases
  • Six-month online learning at your own pace, any time, anywhere
  • Access to lecturers via online discussion forum
  • Course offered by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – ranked 36th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Ranking
  • Course offered in partnership with Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre @ Changi General Hospital – one of the premier sports medicine clinics in Singapore​
For an accredited sports medicine programme, please refer to the Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine​ programme.  

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