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Diploma in Sports Coaching




What will I learn?

This programme will train students in both the art and science of coaching. Learn the basics of sports science, psychology, and nutrition while picking up soft skills in communication, athlete and team management, and professional ethics. You will also get a 30-hour mentorship with a senior coach who will share various coaching styles, philosophies, methods, and strategies.

DSC will give you the foundation you need to build a rewarding career as a sports coach who is fully capable of taking on individual athletes and teams.

  • Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of sports coaching with the development of both academic and practical skills
  • Receive training in the fundamentals of sports science such as psychology and nutrition
  • Learn the latest industry-relevant skills and technology
  • Undergo a 16-week industry attachment programme with a national sports association such as the Singapore Athletic Association or Football Association of Singapore, or a private coaching club

DSC graduates possess transferable skills and knowledge that may be applied to domains such as sporting institutions, schools, gyms, and recreational clubs. Some rewarding and fulfilling career options you can look forward to include:

  • Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education
  • Fitness Trainer or Instructor
  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Instructor
  • Sports Official

Which department am I in?

School of Sports, Health and Leisure

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$26,919.00 (16,57,574) per year
Tuition Fee Payable (after Tuition Grant): SG $9,050
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Sports, Health and Leisure

9 Woodlands Avenue 9,

738964, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: O-level holders must have English language with grades 1-7, mathematics (Elementary/Additional) with grades 1-6, any one of the following subjects: with grades 1-6; aggregate type (ELR2B2-C); NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 3.5; Higher NITEC holders must have subjects with GPA greater than equal to 2.0. Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements: A-level holders must have the obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, and must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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