The School of Health and Social Sciences (SHSS) offers you the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career as a highly skilled healthcare or social care professional in the related industries. You will study in a vibrant multi-disciplinary health and social care environment, which will provide you with well-rounded knowledge and skills to deliver quality holistic patient/client care. With many of our programmes developed to meet the specific needs of these dynamic industries, you will get relevant and quality training in your chosen field, leading to further education or career advancement opportunities.



  • The most established health and social sciences school among polytechnics in Singapore.  
  • Practise in authentic hospital, healthcare or social service environments under the guidance of specialists.
  • Enjoy advanced standing and overseas clinical attachments with our foreign university partners in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. 
  • Academic excellence and forward-looking curriculum 

Full Time Diploma Courses

Lifelong Learning Courses

  • Director's Message

    Fascinated by the intricacies of the human body? Perhaps you are excited by the challenge of working in a healthcare environment; or you may enjoy working with people and have a passion to help the less fortunate in society? If you said yes to any of these, then NYP's School of Health & Social Sciences (SHSS) is the place for you.
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning

    To nurture the skills and enthusiasm for self-directed and self-paced life-long learning, SHSS continually expands its e-Learning curriculum by developing new multimedia packages to be made available for students’ on-demand access. Currently there are more than 40 web-based integrated e-Learning packages providing learning experiences that lead to students’ comprehension and mastery of new skills and knowledge in diverse areas like emergency resuscitation, transfusion of blood, and administration of medication. These integrated e-Learning packages provide students with the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere.
  • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography & Radiation Therapy Alumni

    Request for curriculum verification for graduates of the Diplomas in Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiation Therapy

    Please contact Ms Ho Ah Hiong ( or 65501300 or 65501310, for all request pertaining to curriculum or clinical placement verification for application of registration to practice overseas.

    Information on request for copies of transcript can be found on NYP i@Central Information & Service Centre. Alternative graduates can log on to the NYP Alumni webpage for such request.

Qualifying Exams

  • Industry Projects

    Our students work closely with the Ministry of Health, the National Council of Social Service, and various hospitals and volunteer welfare organisations on real-world projects that touches the lives of many beneficiaries. 


11 Jul 2018

WorldSkills Singapore 2018: NYP’s Best Performance Yet

We swept to victory with 12 Golds, eight Silvers and seven Bronzes.

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08 Jun 2018

A Celebrity in SHS

Celebrity doctor, Dr Mehmet Oz (or better known as just Dr Oz), dropped by NYP for a quick session with SHS staff and students.

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25 May 2018

Connected to Care

Our nursing students are now able to hone their skills in telemedicine with the launch of the new NYP-StarHub Centre for Connected Care.

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04 May 2018

The Innovative Disrupters

Our students have proven once again that they have the innovation and creativity to solve real problems!

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05 Jan 2018

Abuzz with Activity

Our Schools, as well as corporate departments such as Foundational General Studies and Student Development put up massive displays and had activities through the campus.

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22 Dec 2017

Professional Indemnity for Oral Health Therapists

Over 30 Diploma in Oral Health Therapy graduates attended a seminar on the importance of professional indemnity.

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Nadia Ariffin
Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy (Year 3 Student)

"With the intensive training I received at NYP, I am now more confident of treating young patients a

Winnie Ng
Diploma in Nursing (Year 3 Student)

"Acquiring nursing knowledge and skills has enabled me to do more for the community such as helping

Michelle Vong
Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) (Year 3 Student)

"The field placements in my second and third years taught me that every client, as well as the probl