Foundation Sports Science

Foundation Sports Science

What’s Foundational Sports Science?

Foundational Sports Science course is part of Level 1 Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme that equips its participants with the sports science knowledge to coach novice participants in community and / or youth sport.

Foundation Sports Science (FSS)

Course Waivers

Foundation Sport Science

1. Direct Waiver

Direct Waiver for FSS course will be given to those who have graduated from the following local courses:

  • Nanyang Technological University’s Degree in Sport Science and Management
  • National Institute of Education’s Diploma / Postgraduate Diploma / Degree in Physical Education
  • Republic Polytechnic’s Specialist Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science
  • Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • Republic Polytechnic’s Part-Time Diploma in Sports (Coaching)
  • Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management
  • Applicants who graduated from the above institutions holding similar certifications, but higher than the above listed courses (e.g. Masters) may also be given direct waivers on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who are granted FSS + ISS Direct Waiver are exempted from paying the administrative fee.

2. Other Certifications

Individuals with a Diploma / Postgraduate Diploma / Degree in “Sports Science” or “Sports and Exercise Science” or “Sports Coaching” from other institutions will be reviewed by an accreditation panel.

The accreditation panel will review application for waiver of Sports Science certification based on the submitted degree, diploma, and post-graduate programmes and their accompanying transcripts. Based on the evaluation, the applicant will be given either a waiver from FSS course attendance, the option to pursue an examination pathway to demonstrate proficiency, or be required to attend the course itself (at full cost).

If you are interested in seeking accreditation for FSS via recognition of prior learning, please send an e-mail to with the following. Please note that all submitted documents must be in English or translated to English:

  • Application Form
  • Diploma / Degree / Postgraduate in “Sports Science” or “Sports and Exercise Science” or “Sports Coaching” and the course transcripts
  • Any other supporting documents
Foundation Sport Science
Foundation Sport Science

3. Examination-Only Pathway

In the event that the FSS examination-only pathway(s) is / are granted, there will be a charge of S$80.25 (including GST) per exam – this test fee includes access to FSS course material which will be shared with the applicant 2 weeks before the examination.

Please note that candidates will have two attempts for this online exam. This is a closed-book examination and reference to the course materials is not allowed during the examination. Individuals who do not pass the examination will have to go through the FSS course in full.

Should applicants have further queries, please e-mail