Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science (Top-up) programme offered by the University of Portsmouth is primarily concerned with the analysis and enhancement of sporting and exercise performance from both a performer’s and scientist’s perspective.To reflect the varying areas explored in this domain, there are four main themes to the course which include: Exercise and Health Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, and Research Methods and Skills in Higher Education. It is deemed by the Department that a thematic approach enables students to study the science of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective whilst having an introduction to inter-disciplinary study.

Duration (Part & Full-time)

  • Academic Instruction : 8 months (Full Time / Part Time)

Career Options

Potential job roles include (but not limited to):

  • Health and Fitness Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Strength and Conditioning Trainer
  • Sports Science Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Therapist

Core Modules

  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Applications of Exercise Physiology
  • Project

Electives *(choose 2 out of 3)

  • Advanced Sports Nutrition
  • Professional Practice in Sport Psychology
  • Applied Skill Acquisition *must have completed the Principles of Skill Acquisition module (Level 5)

Applicant must meet the following requirements to enroll into the course:


  • Minimum 17 years old

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Exercise Science from UoP; or
  • Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, Diploma in Sports Coaching from Republic Polytechnic with a minimum of GPA 2.5; or
  • Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management from Nanyang Polytechnic with a minimum of GPA 2.5; or
  • Equivalent relevant Advanced/Higher Diploma qualifications awarded by other Singapore registered PEIs with a minimum GPA 3.0 or equivalent

English Language Proficiency

  • GCE ‘O’ Level Pass in English at C6 and above; or
  • IELTS 6.0 and above, no sub-component below 5.5 or equivalent

Refer to brochure for exact cost and breakdown of items.
You may also reach out to our course consultants for more information.

Study Loan

The Telecoms Credit Co-operative (TCC) offers special and attractive loan packages for local IMSC students. For more information on the loan plan, interested applicants should contact TCC directly at 6319 3700.

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