Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

The Coleman College Sports and Exercise Science programme is designed to give the learners an understanding of the sport sciences and exercise sciences and the practical skills required to work in the sports and fitness industry.

This diploma is suitable for those seeking to be or those who are currently employed in the sports sector and are seeking further academic progression and professional development

The objective of this programme is to prepare the students to have a basic understanding of the sport and exercise skills needed as well as to develop the student’s analytical skills, understand key issues in sports and quantitative research.

Course Outline

The programme consists of 10 modules:


  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Biomechanics for Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Massage
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science
  • Employability Skills
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Coaching

Module Synopsis/Objectives:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise

An understanding of anatomy and physiology forms the basis for a number of other areas relating to training, fitness, fitness testing, physical activity and various therapeutic techniques. In this unit, learners will study the structure and function of the human body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal), intracellular processes and the endocrine and nervous systems. Learners will also be required to understand the homeostatic control mechanisms for each perspective at rest and during exercise.


  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

This unit addresses key concepts in sport psychology that are relevant to sports performance. Whilst the focus of sport psychology is on performance in competitive sport, the focus of exercise psychology is on exercise/physical activity and the role exercise plays in establishing optimal mental health. The unit looks at motivation and the range of factors that will influence motivation in different situations. The unit also looks at the related concepts of arousal, anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress are linked to arousal as they are generally experienced at high levels of arousal and they can have a positive or negative effect on an individual and their performance.


  • Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Training and fitness has inherent applications within all areas of sport and exercise sciences and sports therapy as it examines the different fitness requirements of different sports and athletes, the training methods that can benefit these areas and the changes that can occur with an individual or team as a result of the adopted methods. The principles of training and fitness can be particularly important for sport and exercise scientists working with sport and exercise performers who are trying to peak for competition and sports therapists that are working with performers in the later stages of functional rehabilitation.

Learners will also adopt an evidence-based practice approach to their work on training programme which will help them to prepare for the continuing rigours of Higher Education and careers within sport and exercise sciences, sports therapy and other related areas.


  • Biomechanics for Sport

Sports biomechanics is the branch of sport and exercise sciences that examines the causes and consequences of human movement and the interaction of the body with apparatus or equipment through the application of mechanical principles in sporting settings. It is one of the key areas to understand when analysing the performance of both individuals and teams.


  • Sport and Exercise Massage

The sport and exercise masseur is now a key member of the sports multi-disciplinary team, working alongside the sports therapist, physiotherapist, nutritionist, coach and sports psychologist. Within this unit, there is the opportunity to develop skills and work not only as an individual but also as part of a team.

Learners will develop their therapeutic skills in providing pre-event and post-event massage not only in a therapeutic environment, but also in a sporting setting. Learners will also complete the relevant supporting written documentation that must accompany practical treatments, whilst recognising the importance of working in a safe and appropriate manner.


  • Personal and Professional Development

This module is designed to enable students to assess and develop a range of professional and personal skills in order to promote future personal and career development. It also aims to develop learners’ ability to organize, manage and practice a range of approaches to improve their performance as self-directed learners in preparation for work or further career development. This module emphasizes the needs of the individual but within the context of how the development of self-management corresponds with effective team management in meeting objectives.


  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science 

Research Methods is the branch of sport and exercise sciences that aims to enhance human knowledge on a given topic. It is essential for all elements of sport and exercise sciences and without it there would be very little credibility to any of the applied work that is conducted within each of the different disciplines within sport and exercise science.

This unit will introduce learners to each of the different areas of understanding within research methods, starting with being able to find and read journal articles to develop subject knowledge in a given area and culminating with to having an applied knowledge of the different quantitative and qualitative techniques that are commonly used within sport and exercise science research.


  • Employability Skills

This module gives the learners an opportunity to assess and develop an understanding of their own responsibilities and performance in, or when entering, the workplace. It considers the skills required for general employment, such as interpersonal and transferable skills, and the dynamics of working with others in teams or groups including leadership and communications skills. It also deals with the everyday working requirement of problem solving which includes the identification or specification of the ‘problem’, strategies for its solution and then evaluation of the results through reflective practices.


  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

The unit develops learners’ knowledge of nutrition in relation to improving performance in sport and exercise and helping them to achieve their sporting or exercise goals. On completion of this unit, learners should feel confident in offering well-informed, accurate nutrition advice to other people. The ability to provide information to people participating in exercise sessions and those interested in general health is a skill in increasing demand from coaching and instructional professionals.


  • Sports Coaching

 In this unit, learners will investigate different teaching, learning and coaching styles, the impact of each style on current coaching practice and ways they can be used to monitor and enhance athletic performance and success for a range of participants.

Learners will also examine the methods used by sports coaches to assess and manage the needs of sports performers.

Learners will have the opportunity to look at the organisational processes and procedures that are used to monitor and manage coaching performance to ensure safe and effective sports activities that contribute to the success and achievement of the sports coach.

Scope of Study

Principles, theories and cases studies related to sports and exercise science

Delivery Mode

Lectures, Tutorials, Discussions, etc

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Coleman College reserves the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 5 students for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy)

Course Duration

The course duration is 10 months of institutional training.

Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 18 months

Class Period

Monday to Friday

3 contact hrs per session, 5 sessions per week

15 contact hrs per week

Course Fees

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  • Individual Assignment Work
  • Examination

Assessment Methods

No Assessment Type Mark allocation
1. Individual Assignments or : Varies depending on individual module
2. Examination/ Practical Examination : Varies depending on individual module
Total Marks 100 % Marks

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction   :  >75%

Merit             :  66% – 75%

Pass               :  50% – 65%

Fail                :  <50%

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination

Qualification Award

Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science awarded by Coleman College

Graduation Requirements

Pass all required assessments and assignments

Teacher Qualifications

The Council for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers in Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:40

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Progression Pathway

Students who successfully pass this programme may join the Advanced Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science delivered by Coleman College

Age: At least 16 years old
Academic: Minimum GCE “N” Level qualification or equivalent
Work Experience: Minimum 1 year working experience at supervisory level in related field/industry to waive academic entry requirement
English Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or a pass in GCE ‘O’ Level English or equivalent

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