Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science


Programme Overview

This programme is designed to cover the application of scientific principles on three branches of science – biomechanics, physiology and
interdisciplinary approaches. The sports science area largely offers expert scientific backup for top sport training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical programmes aimed at improving general health. The qualified sport and exercise scientist can expect to have a broad technical and physiological knowledge, and stands to benefit from current developments within the field offering a professional status that is recognised worldwide. This programme covers a broad, multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise science. Students will be introduced the sports concepts and practices, principles of coaching, health and wellness, and various games in sports. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used to examine sport and exercise activities in subjects such as anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, sport biomechanics as well as motor learning and development. Other topics include sports management, maintenance of sport facilities, sports injuries, legal and ethical issues in sports, and sports nutrition.

Academic Progression

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports & Exercise Science.

Minimum Entry Requirements

# Students with 3-4 relevant credits in SPM/Grade C in 3-4 relevant subjects in O Level may be considered for the Diploma programmes offered at the Perak Branch Campus (PK), Johor Branch Campus (JH), Pahang Faculty Branch (PH) and Sabah Faculty Branch (SB).

** Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language (1119 Level) conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) The entry requirement must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.
c) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
d) Equivalent qualifications other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.


Updated: 1 December 2016 (subject to change)

Programme Structure

    • Introduction to Sports Science
    • Foundation of Fitness and Exercise
    • Functional Human Anatomy
    • Systemic Human Physiology
    • Sports Management
    • Basic Biomechanics
    • Principles of Coaching
    • Sport Injuries and First Aid
    • Motor Learning and Development
    • Health and Wellness
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Games I
    • Games II
    • Management and Maintenance of Sport Facilities
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sport Sociology
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Introduction to Information Technology
    • Basic Economic Principles Fundamentals of Marketing

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:
English Language, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan
A, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Public Speaking, English for IELTS, Civic
Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular


Career Prospects

  • Assistant Fitness Trainers
  • Assistant Instructors
  • Sport Administrators
  • Sports Maintenance Personnel
  • Junior Sales Executives.