Intermediate Sports Science

Intermediate Sports Science

What’s Intermediate Sports Science?

Intermediate Sports Science course equips its participants with the sports science knowledge to coach competitive athletes in their early years of competition.

Intermediate Sports Science (ISS)

Course Waivers

Intermediate Sports Science

1. Direct Waiver

Direct Waiver for ISS 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 Sports 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 ISS 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 ISS 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

There is no cost for the evaluation BUT a certification fee of S$53.50 (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 ISS course.

Intermediate Sports Science
Intermediate Sports Science

3. Examination-Only Pathway

In the event that the ISS 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 ISS course material which will be shared with the applicant 2 weeks before the examination.

Please note that candidates will have two attempts for 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 ISS course in full.

Should applicants have further queries, please e-mail