Foundational Sport Science (FSS)

Foundational Sport Science

What’s Foundational Sport Science?

Foundational Sport 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.

Register for Foundational Sport Science (FSS)

Foundation Sports Science (FSS)

Course Waivers

Foundation Sport Science

1. Direct Waiver

Direct Waiver for the FSS and ISS courses is given to those who have graduated from the following local courses:

  1. Nanyang Technological University’s Degree in Sport Science and Management
  2. National Institute of Education’s Diploma / Postgraduate Diploma / Degree in Physical Education
  3. Republic Polytechnic’s Specialist Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science
  4. Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  5. Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sports Coaching
  6. Republic Polytechnic’s Part-Time Diploma in Sports (Coaching)
  7. Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management
  8. Singapore Polytechnic’s ‘Introduction to Sports and Exercise Science’ Module
  9. Institute of Technical Education’s Higher NITEC in Sport Management
  10. PSB Academy Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) Bachelor of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
  11. PSB Academy Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  12. PSB Academy Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Sports Coaching)
  13. International Management and Sports College Pte Ltd (IMSC) Diploma in Sports Science and Management (DSSM)

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 ISS Direct Waiver are exempted from paying the administrative fee.

All curriculum listed on this webpage have been approved by CoachSG following a rigorous curriculum review process.

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 and / or ISS course attendance or be required to attend the course itself (at full cost).

If you are interested in seeking for accreditation for ISS via recognition of prior learning, please apply via this link.

There is no cost for the evaluation BUT please note that a certification fee of S$54.50 (including GST) will be charged If an ISS waiver is granted. For unsuccessful applications, no administrative fee will be charged and applicant encouraged to enrol in the FSS and ISS courses.


Foundation Sport Science
Foundation Sport Science

Should applicants have further queries, please e-mail