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Course Descriptors

This section provides a description of all courses offered by the SSM programme as well as the pre-requisites if any. Unless otherwise stipulated, all courses are 3 hours per week for 12 weeks for 1 course unit.
Each course unit is worth 3 Academic Units (AUs)

 

Select course by category:

 

SSM Core Courses

 

SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Science Specialisation)

 

SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Management Specialisation)

 

SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Courses) / Unrestricted Electives

 

   

 

SSM Core Courses:

SS0111 Sport and Culture in Singapore: A Sociological Perspective [course outline]
To "think sociologically" about sport which are closely connected with the Singapore context.


SS1101 Human Anatomy and Physiology
[course outline]
The objectives of this course are to learn about the structures and functions of the various organ systems within the human body and the role of these systems in physical performance, healthand fitness.

 

 
SS1102 Introduction to Sport Management [course outline]
This course introduces students to the field of sport management. It will examine theoretical foundations and concepts in sport management. In addition, students will examine current trends and development in the sport industry.

 

 


SS1103 Introduction to Growth and Motor Development 
[course outline] 
This course introduces students to the field of sport management. It will examine theoreticalfoundations and concepts in sport management. In addition, students will examine current trends and development in the sport industry.

 


SS1104 Introduction to Health and Wellness
[course outline]

To acquire knowledge and understanding of pertinent health and wellness concepts from a holistic approach. To learn to design healthy lifestyle programmes appropriate to children, adolescents and adults.

 


SS1105 Foundations of Exercise Physiology
[course outline]
 
This is a foundational course whose objectives are to provide information on how the human organ systems function during exercise and to examine how exercise training causes adaptations to those organ systems.

 


SS1106 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Exercise
[course outline]
This is an introductory course on exercise and sport psychology. The focus of this course is on the social andpsychological aspects of sport and exercise. Topics covered include personality,motivation, stress and coping, aggression, moral development, team building and cohesion, competition, and leadership. Emphasis will be on the role of sport psychology in influencing participants’ cognition, emotion, and behaviour in physicalactivity and sport settings.

 


SS1107 Outdoor Recreation
[course outline]
This course introduces students to the outdoors as a recreational pursuit and explores its affordances for personal growth and team building, the development of confidence, problem solving skills, and leadership. Risks are inherent in the outdoors and an understanding and application of a risk assessment and management system will also be introduced. Through experiential learning at the Outward Bound School Singapore, students will be facilitated to experience and understand the outdoors and at the end, will be well-placed to organise, lead, and manage outdoor activities.

 


SS2101 Foundations of Motor Behaviour
[course outline]
This introductory course introduces key concepts of motor control and learning, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning via practical experience of skills learning. The course comprises of components such as the degrees of freedom problem, theoretical paradigms, process of learning, and instructional strategies related to motor skills learning.

 


SS2102 Introduction to Sport Biomechanics
[course outline]
This course introduces basic mechanical concepts, laboratory equipment and software to evaluate human movements: Linear and angular kinematics, Linear and angular kinetics, Equilibrium, and Fluid mechanics.

 


SS2103 Sport Coaching Foundations of Coaching
 [course outline]
 
This course examines and applies practical sport coach pedagogy (learning theories and instructional models) to the sport environment. Issues related to effective coaching of young athletes will be addressed. In addition, pedagogical knowledge and application of the principles of motor skills’ learning will be covered in this course.

 


SS2104 Sport Marketing and Sponsorship
[course outline] 
This course will introduce students to theories in the area of sport marketing and sponsorship. Students will learn various marketing theories and concepts which will allow them to appreciate the roles that marketing play in the industry:Market Segmentation and Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Mix, and Sponsorship

 


SS2105 Seminars on Current Issues in Sport
[course outline]
The course will cover topical sport science themes relevant to athletic performance, including doping and drug use and the role of sleep in sport performance. In relation to local athletes the effects of Ramadan on sport performance will be evaluated. From the sport management perspective, emerging topics related to sport marketing in social media and video games and the role and effectiveness of sport sponsorship will be evaluated. The organisation of major sporting events will also be discussed which is relevant to the recent major sport events (Formula 1, SEA Games) held in Singapore.

 


SS2106 Physical Activity and Leisure for Special Populations
[course outline]
This is an experiential course designed to introduce students to the world of adapted physical activity, leisure and sport for individuals with special needs. Students will gain an overview of the various recreational and sporting activities available in Singapore, and be introduced to the different disability conditions and the sports played by different disability groups. Principles, guidelines and strategies for activity instruction will be gleaned through hands-on participation, class discussions and personal reflections.

 


SS2107 Research Methods & Design in Physical Activity & Sport
[course outline]
This introductory research course covers the basic contents necessary for students to undertake undergraduate research. Topics covered include basic appreciation of the research process, various strategies for qualitative and quantitative research, and the communication of research.

 


SS2108 Fundamentals of Sport Injuries
[course outline] 
This course introduces the students to fundamental understanding of causes and mechanisms of sport injuries, injuries to different tissues, common sport injuries and their prevention, management and rehabilitation.

 


SS2109 Management of Sport Organisations
[course outline] 
This course will introduce students to various theories in the area of organisational behaviour. Students will learn organisational theories and concepts which will allow them to understand how sport organisations function:Organisational Structure, Organsational Strategies, Power, Politics and Conflict, and Organisational Culture and Change.

 


SS3010 Applied Statistics
[course outline] 
The objectives of this course are to 1) provide students with a well-rounded and solid foundation in statistics for sport and exercise science and 2) prepare them for more advanced or graduate statistical courses.

 
 
 

 

SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Science Specialisation):

 


SS3111 Environmental Exercise Physiology
[course outline]

The objective of this course is to examine the responses and adaptations of the human body to exercise under different environmental conditions.

 


SS3112 Exercise Prescription
[course outline]
The objectives of this applied exercise physiology course are to know 1) the role of exercise and physical activity for health as an intervention to prevent and/or manage chronic health conditions and 2) the exercise prescriptions for select chronic health conditions.

 


SS3113 Applied Sport Injuries
[course outline]
This course is designed to provide students with hands-on skills, exposure to technology, knowledge and the understanding of applied, population-specific and epidemiological aspects of sport injuries.

 


SS3114 Physical Activity and Health
[course outline]
The objective of this course is to examine how physical activity and inactivity influences a number of health and disease outcomes.

 


SS3115 Sport Nutrition
[course outline]
The objective of this course is to learn about the role of nutrition in supporting the physical performance, health and fitness of athletes.

 


SS3211 Experimental Biomechanics
[course outline]
This course will introduce current experimental methods in the biomechanical analysis of human movement, including: Kinematic techniques, Kinetic techniques, and Inverse dynamics.

 


SS3212 Analytical Biomechanics
[course outline]
This course will introduce current analytical methods in the biomechanical analysis of human movement, including: Conceptual models, Physical models, Statistical models and Simulations models.

 


SS3311 Advanced Topics in Exercise and Sport Psychology
[course outline]
The focus of this course is on psychology of exercise and sport. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how psychological variables influence participation in physical activity. The focus is on the key motivational perspectives of exercise and sport. Advance topics such as children in sport, burnout, and psychology of injury will also be covered.

 


SS3312 Sport Psychology in Theory Practice and Research
[course outline]
The focus of this course is on theory, research and practices in sport and exercise psychology. The students will be introduced to the role of applied sport psychologist, the development and evaluation of basic mental skill training, and theories underpinning each mental skill. This course will be both theoretical and practical based on research evidence. In addition, the development and evaluation of basic psychological skills training programmes will be introduced.

 


SS3313 Sport Coaching Theory to Practice
[course outline]
This course builds on the work undertaken in the foundation of sport coaching and critically examines the understanding and application of sport pedagogy (learning theories and instructional models) to the sport environment. Students will be given opportunities to observe and sample some coaching sessions, mentored by experienced instructors/coaches. In addition, best practice from successful sporting countries will also be explored to give learners an international perspective in sport coaching.

 


SS3411 Motor Control and Learning Theory to Practice
[course outline]
This course focuses on the central questions of why, when, and how movements becomes coordinated over time by way of reflecting on current theories and research. In particular, the dynamical systems approach is adopted as the main theoretical paradigm. Topics related to complex systems, ecological psychology, degrees of freedom problem, perceptual-motor landscape, and specific practical strategies related to acquisition of skills will be covered.

 


SS3412 Adapted Physical Activity and Recreation
[course outline]
This course will enable students to better understand disability sports and apply theoretical knowledge and understanding in coaching athletes with disabilities. Students will develop instructional coaching skills and learn how to plan, adapt and teach physical activities/sports & games that cater to the needs of individuals with special needs via the practical attachment. 



 

SS3620 Sport in Society [course outline]
To critically examine the significance of sport from social, political, economic and cultural perspectives. To critically examine the significance of sport to different groups of people in Singapore. To study different theoretical approaches to the sociology of sport. To describe and analyse the historical trends affecting sport in general and physical activity in Singapore specifically. To develop analytical powers through interaction and discussion. To increase personal factual knowledge of sport through reading and access to alternative forms of sport information.

 
 


SS3621 Sport Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
[course outline]
This course introduces fundamental topics related to sport technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Contents related to sport engineering, making and coding culture, sport materials and wearable technologies, and data analytics are covered to provide students with broad-based knowledge regarding sport technology and innovation. Students will also be guided to program and prototype a sport or movement related electronics gadgets. The last component of this course concerns the development of business plans.

 

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SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Management Specialisation):


SS3611 Events and Facilities Management
[course outline]
This course will introduce students to various concepts and issues in events and sport facilities management: Planning, designing, constructing and maintaining sport facilities, Financial, Operational and Marketing issues in facility management, Risk management and safety concerns in sport venues and events, Budgeting and financing sport events, and Developing sport marketing and sponsorship strategies.

 


SS3612 Human Resource Management in Sport
[course outline]
This course introduces human resource management principles and practices to students: Human Resources in Sport and Recreation, Job Design and Staffing, Performance Appraisal and Reward System, Job Satisfaction and Commitment, and Leadership.

 


SS3613 Legal Aspects in Sport
[course outline]
The purpose of this course is to give the students in sport management department a conceptual foundation for understanding the law and its relationship to sport, recreation, and physical activities. The course explores the kinds of legal problems faced in the day-to-day operations of an athletic, sport program, physical education, and recreational activities into common sense perspective that is easily understood and remembered. It is not intended to teach all there is known about the law but instead to serve as an introduction to areas of law that most often have an impact on administrators, practitioners, and sport industry.

 


SS3614 Sport Media and Communication
[course outline]
The course reflects the inter-relationships between sport and media in current society. It also focuses on developing an understanding of how to effective integrate technology to improve sport organizations performance related to promoting, marketing and managing sport business. Students will get opportunities to examine the increasing influence of digital technology and media on the sport industry with various platforms including the Internet and social media.

 


SS3615 Finance and Business in Sport
[course outline]
The learning objective of this course is to introduce students to important financial concepts and systems. This will allow them to appreciate financial aspects of sport business and evaluate the financial position of companies through the analysis of financial statements.

 


SS3616 Leisure and Recreation Management
[course outline]
The course explores the concept of leisure and recreation in historical and social perspectives. What are some of the current needs and issues of leisure and recreation? How are leisure and recreation planning and programming done? What are the areas in leisure and recreation? Who are important stakeholders in any leisure and recreation planning and delivery?

 


SS3617 Quality Management in Sport
[course outline]
The course explores the concept of quality management in sport with various perspectives. What are some of the current needs and issues of improving quality of sport events, brands, and organizational situation? How are quality evaluation planning and programming done? What sport business are we in? What is our market? Who are our customers? What affects their consumption of the experience? What feedback have we had? What research can we do? What legal requirements and codes of practice are available to guide us? After reading various peer-reviewed journal articles, interpreting, critiquing and presenting group works, students will get more deep understanding of quality management issues in sport industry by developing conceptual frameworks. Ultimately, students will understand that quality enhancement is a key determinant for the success of an organization in today’s competitive sport market environment.

 


SS3618 Sport Retail Management
[course outline]
The learning objective is for students to learn about retail management theories and apply them to the sporting goods industry. In addition, students are expected to extend their understanding of sport marketing theories into the retail industry.

 


SS3619 Advanced Topics in Sport Marketing and Sponsorship
[course outline]
This course will introduce students to theories in the area of sport marketing, consumer behaviour and sponsorship. Students will examine sponsorship in different fields and culminate in a research project which will allow them to apply their knowledge: Theories in Consumer Behaviour and Sport Sponsorship, and Research and Case Studies in Sponsorship and Sport Marketing.

 


SS3620 Sport in Society
[course outline]
To critically examine the significance of sport from social, political, economic and cultural perspectives. To critically examine the significance of sport to different groups of people in Singapore. To study different theoretical approaches to the sociology of sport. To describe and analyse the historical trends affecting sport in general and physical activity in Singapore specifically. To develop analytical powers through interaction and discussion. To increase personal factual knowledge of sport through reading and access to alternative forms of sport information.

 

 

 


SS3621 Sport Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
[course outline]
This course introduces fundamental topics related to sport technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Contents related to sport engineering, making and coding culture, sport materials and wearable technologies, and data analytics are covered to provide students with broad-based knowledge regarding sport technology and innovation. Students will also be guided to program and prototype a sport or movement related electronics gadgets. The last component of this course concerns the development of business plans.

 

 

 

SSM Major Prescribed Electives (Sport Courses) / Unrestricted Electives:


SS9001 Conditioning for Physical Fitness [course outline]
This 36-hour course is designed to help students understand the theoretical and practical considerations regarding the planning and development of health and physical fitness, so that students are able to plan and organise a personal health and fitness programme.

 

SS9002 Principles of Strength Training [course outline]
This course aims to provide NTU students with the basic sports science knowledge and skills of running, jumping and throwing so as to execute and appreciate Track & Field events. Based on a systematic and hands-on approach to this course, the students will have an enjoyable time learning how to execute events such as long jump, hurdles, sprints, high jump, javelin and discus throw. This course includes the principles of training and five core bio-motor abilities so as to equip the students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to design his/her own training program.


SS9003 Introduction to Pilates Matwork and Hatha Yoga
[course outline]
The aim of this course introduces students to the fundamentals of pilates matwork and hatha yoga. It will provide a strong foundation for them to continue their practice in future. Course will progress to introduce students to intermediate movements and poses with modifications. With the knowledge and proper practice of pilates and yoga, they will be able to improve core strength, flexibility, mobility of the joints and techniques of breathing that can help them to feel more relaxed.

 


SS9101 Badminton
[course outline]
The course aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to develop an appreciation of, and play, the sport of badminton. Students will be taught the essential skills necessary to play the sport.

 


SS9102 Tennis
[course outline]
This 36-hour course aims to impart the knowledge and competencies essential to having an informed understanding and appreciation of tennis. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to play the game.

 


SS9103 Squash
[course outline]
This course is designed to impart basic squash skills and knowledge of the game of squash to players at an introductory stage leading into intermediate levels. The emphasis of the course is on providing ample opportunities to play the game at a recreational as well as a competitive level. Also under consideration are the respective roles of player, referee and coach in creating a meaningful experience.

 


SS9104 Basketball
[course outline]
This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to play and enjoy recreational basketball. Students will be taught on basic fundamental skills, rule/terminology, officiating, team offense/defense, and situational strategies.

 


SS9105 Volleyball
[course outline]
This course is an activity class for providing NTU undergraduate students with the basic skills and knowledge required to play volleyball. Emphasis is on basic fundamental skills, rules/terminologies, officiating, team offense/defense drills, and game situational strategies. Particularly, students will learn to execute basics such as passing, setting, serving, and hitting, referee games, become familiar with game terms, and practice fairplay, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

 


SS9106 Netball
[course outline]
The course is designed to impart basic netball skills and knowledge. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop the basic footwork and ball skills, goal shooting skills, and study the principles of attacking/defending, as well as the application of these skills and game concepts/tactics in game play.

 


SS9107 Table Tennis
[course outline]
This 36-hour course aims to impart the knowledge and competencies essential to having an informed understanding and appreciation of table tennis. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary to play the game.

 


SS9202 Soccer
[course outline]
The 36-hour course aims to develop basic skills in soccer, and to provide an understanding and appreciation of the sport through an experiential process. Students will be introduced to the historical development and current trends in soccer, the technical aspects of soccer, strategies and tactics employed in the sport, and competition formats.

 


SS9203 Hockey
[course outline]
Hockey as a game may seem “strange and unfamiliar “but actually it has many similarities to other sports. This course will enable students to learn the game of hockey in a fun manner. It pays particular attention to safety and will enable participants to enjoy the skills in a simple yet enjoyable manner. By the end of the course participants will be more aware of field hockey as a sport which can be enjoyed by all ages and all levels of ability

 

SS9204 Floorball
[course outline]
Floorball is a young and fast growing game in Singapore and the world. This course will enable students to learn the game of Floorball in a fun and safe environment through a game-centred approach.


SS9205 Rugby [course outline]
This course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and playing competency in the various forms of rugby football namely, tag rugby, touch rugby and contact rugby. The basic techniques, tactics and strategies will be learnt and applied in practice and match situations and analysed from theoretical, practical and biomechanical perspectives.

 


SS9206 Tchoukball
[course outline]
This course is an activity class for providing NTU undergraduate students with the basic skills and knowledge required to play tchoukball. Emphasis is on the unique tchoukball charter, philosophy of non-interception and non-contact, basic fundamental skills, tchoukball rules/terminologies, team offense/defense drills, game situational tactics and officiating. Students will learn to execute basics such as passing, shooting, defending, and transition, court official and its duties, officiate games, become familiar with game terms and referee hand signals, and practice sportsmanship, fairplay and teamwork. Students will also acquire skills in leading a peer coaching session and work as a team to organize and officiate a mini competition.

 


SS9302 DanceSport
[course outline]
What better way to de-stress and socialize then dancing! And, at the same time, being able to move to different kinds of music, have fun learning some funky steps, be challenged physically and mentally, and learn more advanced dance moves. Dancing provides a tremendous outlet physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Learn how to move with ease, improve posture, balance, endurance, and have an enhanced body image and self-esteem leading to quality living.

 


SS9303 Introduction to HipHop and its Dances
[course outline]
How many times have you wondered- what exactly is Hip-Hop? Over this course, learners will be exposed to how the Hip-Hop culture we know of today, born in the mid-1970s in an impoverished section of New York City, found its way to the mass media and mainstream population and evolved into a multi-million dollar industry. Emphasis will be placed on learning about roots of Hip-Hop, particularly its dances. Participants will learn to dance to the rhythm of music and be introduced to some common moves popularized by prominent dance pioneers.

 


SS9304 Introduction to Modern Jazz Dance
[course outline]
Through performing, creating and responding, participants will receive a holistic experience in the learning of dance. Be prepared to be constantly stimulated and engaged mentally, physically and even emotionally. Discover your unique way of expressing yourself and make meaningful dances for yourself.