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Basic Sports Science Curriculum Benefits Lower Secondary Student-Athletes
Sports Module For Lower Secondary Student-Athletes
To complement their quest towards sports excellence, Singapore Sports School offers Basic Sports Science to lower secondary student-athletes as part of their school curriculum. Unique to Sports School, topics are carefully curated and the curriculum is specially designed for Secondary 1 and 2 student-athletes to give them theoretical knowledge and practical applications that would be useful for them to understand their bodies, optimise fitness levels and their overall sports performance.
Over two years, student-athletes learn about sport nutrition, injury prevention and management, human anatomy, exercise physiology, ethics in sports, sports psychology and technique analysis and feedback. Teaching such concepts enables them to understand how their bodies respond to training and specific exercises that would be useful in their pursuit of sport advancement.
Secondary 1 paddler Jaryl Wong Yi Zhong, who has been getting a taste of the sports module over the last three months since he joined the school, can already see the benefits of it. He said, “In just a short time, I have learnt about the human anatomy and how to prevent injuries, which is important knowledge for us. I really enjoy the class, and it’s a great way to also bond with my classmates.”
Swimmer Koh Kai Lin, a Secondary 2 student-athlete, shared similar sentiments. “The sports module does more than help us in our sport, but it also is beneficial knowledge for us in our daily activities such as walking. It is also good that we can better communicate our needs to physiotherapists, as we understand the different parts of our body and muscles better. Another good thing is that we learn about different sports from our classmates through our interaction during the sports module. Classes are usually very fun and engaging, as the teachers use interesting methods to teach us the curriculum.”