27 January 2010

Customised sports diploma offered to Singapore Sports School students

Customised sports diploma offered to Singapore Sports School students@CNA

SINGAPORE : Students at the Singapore Sports School (SSP) will soon be able to take up a customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management.

The diploma is being offered by Republic Polytechnic, in collaboration with SSP.

The target is to have a minimum of 18 to 20 students for the first intake in 2011.

Students will be admitted based on their sporting achievements and academic results at the Sports School.

Deborah Tan, principal, Singapore Sports School, said: "We are really responding to the need for us to consider our graduates who are in the post-secondary pathway in our school, to really get into an industry, the sports and leisure industry."

The diploma prepares students for work in the sports and leisure industry in areas such as sports facilities management and programming.

Dr Michael Koh, director, School of Sports, Health and Leisure, Republic Polytechnic, said: "We have customised it to enable the developmental athletes in the Sports School to both balance academic pursuits and sporting pursuit...the main difference is in the time table planning; it allows them the flexibility to go for competitions and meet their training requirements."

The Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management is offered to students who have enrolled under the SSP's six-year through train programme.

No comments: