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Course Overview

The subject will take a deeper look at structural, physiological, and functional changes occurring during adulthood and the implications of these on older adults’ well-being. The subject examines key methods for the design, conduct and evaluation of individualized exercise programmes aimed at maintaining balance and strength, preventing falls and improving functional independence as people age in the community.





Students will be able to:

1. Describe the functional changes that occur with age and the links with physical activities

2. Explain the benefits and recommendations of physical activity for overall wellbeing as a person ages

3. Compare global practices and trends in exercise programmes for older adults

4. Understand the key principles for the development of exercise programmes

5. Design a simple exercise programme to meet the needs of older adults.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

●      Normal Ageing and Physical Activity

●      Physical Activity and Optimal Ageing

●      Current Practices and Trends

●      Principles of Exercise for Older Adults

●      Exercise Programming & Leadership



Modes of Assessment


Continual Assessments 100%





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Optimal Ageing Practice).

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

18 October 2021

03 May - 05 July 2021

7pm to 10pm
2-3 times a week


Steps to follow in your application:


Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.

Step 2 - Select UGF – Modular - Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Optimal Ageing Practice) and course commencement date.

Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).

Step 4 - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.

Step 5: Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$111.08
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$294.68
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$294.68
Others & Repeat Students S$982.26

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  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, 
    Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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