About the Course
Fire Up Your Passion for Sports to Attain a Dynamic Career
Get ready to be a part of our unique programme that explores and combines sport studies and business management with hands-on experiences and real-world case studies that will prepare you for a career in the vibrant sports industry. Through active engagement with our lecturers, you will be equipped with the professional expertise and essential industry knowledge to build a valuable portfolio, which is indispensable in today’s dynamic sporting world.
You will also be given opportunities to manage and operate real-life businesses that serve as platforms for applied learning. Your training will include enhanced internships where you will receive meaningful work assignments and industry exposure to acquire skills that will better prepare you for the workplace.
Look forward to a dynamic and rewarding career in:
- Event management companies
- Fitness or lifestyle gyms
- Golf & country clubs
- National sport associations
- Sports or community clubs
- Voluntary welfare or non-profit organisations
- Wellness centres
The programme has gained wide recognition by many universities and institutions of higher learning. Many graduates have successfully completed their degree studies at universities offering advanced standing and credit transfers for admission into their degree programmes both locally and abroad. Graduates with good academic achievements may be accepted for general degree courses by local institutions of higher learning at advanced entry levels.
Martina Veloso is our current Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management (DSWM) student who enrolled in 2016. She won Singapore's first shooting gold at the 2017 SEA Games and also represented Singapore for shooting in various events such as the ISSF World Cup, Youth Olympics, and Commonwealth Games. She flies the nation’s flag high in the international shooting arena and is currently one of the world’s best and most promising talent in shooting.
It started when she managed to have a chance to shoot as young as 11 and decided to take up lessons. She has since had to endure the tough journey of training 5 times a week to maintain consistency in her performance. Shooting has also made it harder to cope with her studies and manage her time. She is grateful to her tutors and mentors who have given her full support and guidance especially when she is competing overseas. She is also thankful to have peers who are understanding and always cheering for her. All this has helped her to enjoy her learning experience at NYP.
The SEA Games medallist said, “I always believe that everything happens for a reason and that I should always do my best no matter the circumstances.”
DineshRaj Naidu is our very own National Hockey player and is also our current Diploma in Sport and Wellness Management (DSWM) student who enrolled in 2016. He represented Singapore in the recent 2017 SEA Games and won a bronze medal. He picked up hockey as young as 13 years old when he watched his dad play hockey and got interested in the sport.
With a heavy workload in studies and sports, Dinesh has been able to excel in his studies with the help and support of his lecturers, mentors and peers. The school has also translated its course modules to equip him with the necessary knowledge for his national representation and help him to prepare for his games, thus enabling him to achieve greater heights in his sport.
In Dinesh’s words, “Education and sports is always parallel. If you can excel in sports, I don't see why you can’t do the same in your education.”
In My Shoes is a movement founded by Dipna Lim-Prasad (National Athlete) and James Walton (Deloitte S’pore) to take unwanted sports shoes and redistribute them to those in need. The movement started by sharing shoes from our Team Singapore national athletes with underprivileged children, but is about more than giving shoes: it's also about giving opportunities for an active lifestyle, better health and wellbeing and a brighter future. We hope the stories of what the donors accomplished 'In My Shoes' will help inspire the recipients – their new solemates – to dream of what they too will achieve.
In the course of our work, we have encountered NYP students who express difficulty buying a suitable pair of sports shoes for use for the FFL module. We also know some students who face financial issues and a new pair of sports shoes is not among their priorities. The project entails placing an “In My Shoes” donation drop-box at BodyWatch Gym for students, staff and/or the public to donate their “pre-loved” or new shoes.
In this regard, there is every possibility that “In My Shoes” will donate sports shoes to (identified) NYP needy students if they are eligible.
DSWM students will put up posters and conduct road shows to help publicise the movement and encourage participation from NYP students and staff. The drop-box will be available in NYP from August 2017 to May 2018.