Diploma in Sport Science


Course Title: Sport Science, Diploma
Course Code: DSS 

What the course will give you
A diploma in sports science will qualify you for various careers in sports, recreation, and wellness. As the market for the sports industry grows, graduates of the MSU Diploma in Sport Science (DSS) programme will meet the country’s demand for experts trained in both science and sports at the administrative and sub-professional levels.

Areas of study on the MSU DSS programme besides health and fitness include sport injuries and rehabilitation, complementary and alternative medicine, sport nutrition, psychology, and sociology, and exercise physiology and design. The MSU DSS will be your first step towards a career in coaching, teaching, health and fitness, exercise science, and leisure and sport administration. 

How long it will take you
2 1/2 years

Where the qualification may lead you to
You could be working in sport management, administration, rehabilitation, teaching, or marketing. Industry job titles include sports trainer, fitness trainer, and coach, among others.

Who may enrol
You need to have passed SPM and obtained THREE (3) Credits including BM, Mathematics, and Science; OR obtained Sijil Kemahiran MARA (SKM) plus ONE (1) Credit at SPM; OR Sijil Politeknik and at least 2.0 CGPA; OR Sijil Institut Kemahiran Mara (IKM) and at least 2.0 CGPA; OR Sijil Sains Kesihatan PTPL and at least 2.0 CGPA.

International students with equivalent qualifications approved by MSU Senate must also pass IELTS and score at least 5.5; OR TOEFL and score at least 550; OR O-Level English Language (equivalent to SPM 1119 English).

You MUST also pass the interview, where you will be asked about your involvement in sports, achievements, and future plans; and the fitness test, which measures your body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Diploma in Sport Science (DSS) is a two-and-a-half-year programme by the Department of Diagnostic & Allied Health Science (DHS) at the MSU Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (FHLS).

KPT Reference
KPT /JPS (R/723/4/0046) 01/18


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