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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

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FacultyFaculty of Management and Hospitality

DepartmentDepartment of Sports and Recreation

Programme NameBachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

Programme CodeMH125101 (Application via VTC Web-based Admissions System)

Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year 1 Entry) / 2 Years (Year 3 Entry)

Medium of InstructionEnglish supplemented with Cantonese

Venue(s)Programme core modules conducted at Kowloon Tong campus and some General Education (GE) elective modules on other campuses

Facility(ies) Human Performance Laboratory
Sports Therapy Centre
Sports & Recreation Research Centre

Fitness Centre
 

 

Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 12/000709/5

Validity Period: 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2022

 

Teachers :

Sports Coaching

Sports Therapy

Recreation Management

Dr. Jim LUK

Mr. Anthony BOSSON

Ms. Amy LIP

Dr. Peggy CHOI

Mr. Indy HO

 

Mr. PANG Siu Chuen

Mr. Thomas LAM

 

Mr. Anthony WELDON Ms. Vivian WONG  

 

Programme Leaders: Dr. Jim LUK & Dr. Peggy CHOI

 

Programme Advisor: Mr Johnny WOO BBS, Chairman of Hong Kong Recreation Management Association (HKRMA).

 

Honorary Professor: Prof. David BEHM, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (SHKR), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

 

Adjunct Professor: Prof. David HANCOCK, CEO Atherapy, Ex Director of Training and Performance, New York Knicks, USA

 

Adjunct Associate Professor: Ms. Debbie LOOK, Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports Physiotherapist), Physio Tune Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation Centre, Hong Kong

 

Visiting Academic: Dr. Adam OWEN, Assistant Manager, Sheffield United F.C., United Kingdom

Visiting Academic: Dr. Chris CARLING, Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

 

Programme Aims

In recent years, a strong demand for sports and recreation professionals has been constituted by the rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong. This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study; especially for those who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the core areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Through high-quality education and training; this programme not only emphasises the importance of theoretical knowledge, but also the development of students’ practical and professional skills through gaining work experiences in the industry, which is undertaken during Year 3 and Year 4. Students are expected to be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines upon their graduation.  Students will specialise in one of the following three specialisations: (1) sports coaching, (2) sports therapy, and (3) recreation management. 


Sports Coaching Specialisation
This specialisation nurtures future sports coaches and sports scientists with the ability to enhance athletic performances with the most up-to-date knowledge of sports science and technology. A wide range of core modules are covered in this specialisation: coaching for both individual and team sports, performance measurement and analyses for both training and competition, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, strength and conditioning for sports performance, and talent identification in sports.
 
Sports Therapy Specialisation
This specialisation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from the United Kingdom. Students undertaking this specialisation are recognised as student members of the SST and are trained professionally on-field and clinically, with the ability to recognise, prevent and treat sports injuries for athletes. This specialisation covers recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, peripheral and vertebral manual therapy, on-field emergency management, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, also catering for the needs of the special populations.

Recreation Management Specialisation
THEi is the corporate member of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association (HKRMA). Students undertaking this specialisation are advised to become student members of the HKRMA. This specialisation provides graduates with essential training in the core areas of recreation management, work-ready for both the commercial and public sector. Core Modules include sports media, sports and globalisation, communication and public relations, operation and management in clubhouse and spa, park, pool, and horticulture management, human resources and strategic management, and marketing management.

Career Prospects

Sports Coaching Specialisation
Graduates from this specialisation can become, but not limited to, being a sport coach, strength and conditioning coach, fitness coach, or a sport scientist. Potential employers include National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), local and international fitness centres, and national and overseas sports clubs.

Sports Therapy Specialisation
Graduates from this specialisation are eligible to register at the SST, UK as a Sports Therapists and become full members. Potential employers include sports therapy and rehabilitation clinics, National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, and national or international sports clubs/teams.

Recreation Management Specialisation
Graduates from this specialisation will have the essential qualities to work at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, private or residential clubhouses, local or international event management companies or sports marketing companies, theme parks, National Sports Associations, and Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.
You may also refer to the General Entrance Requirements for more infromation. 

Remarks :

  1. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. An "Attained" and an "Attained with Distinction" in an HKDSE relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose. Relevant ApL subjects include: Sports Coaching and Management, Hospitality Services in Practice, Health Care Practice, Exercise Science and Health Fitness, Events Planning and Operation, Fundamental Health Care, Sports and Fitness Coaching.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview with an original work portfolio.

 

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
Remarks:

  1. Bridging modules are required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Management and Hospitality (Telephone No:3959 7222).

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2017/18 is $2,930 per credit point. Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.

Scholarships and Awards

THEi students are eligible to apply for three categories of scholarships - Programme-specific scholarships, THEi Scholarships, Government Scholarships.

 

(a) Programme-specific Scholarships
(I) HKRFU Charitable Trust Fund - Educational Scholarship
The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) Charitable Trust Fund was set up to provide financial assistance to those committed rugby players who have satisfactory scholastic achievements with needs for financial support. The Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Charitable Trust Fund Committee. Incentive Award has established this year to reward applicant with outstanding performance. Application for the academic year 2013/14 commences on 15 October, 2013 and closed on 29 November, 2013.

(II) Hong Kong Elite Athlete Association Scholarship
The Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association (HKEAA) with its aims to promoting sports, has offered scholarship to those who are keen to take part in sports or work for the industry.
 

No. of Scholarship(s) Value per Scholarship (HK$)
2 $5,000

 

(b) THEi Scholarships (Click here for the details ...)

List of awardee for THEi Scholarships in AY13/14

Congratulations to these 8 SRM students who obtained the following scholarships in AY2013/14:

Name of Scholarship No. of Scholarship (s)
President’s List 2
Dean’s List 5
Entrance Scholarship – Tier 2 1

 

List of awardee for THEi Scholarships in AY14/15

Congratulations to these 7 SRM students who obtained the following scholarships in AY2014/15:

Name of Scholarship No. of Scholarship (s)
President’s List 2
Dean’s List 3
Entrance Scholarship – Tier 2 1
Achievement Scholarship – Tier 2 1

 

(c) Government Scholarships: Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) (Click here for the details ...)

List of awardee for Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme in AY13/14

Congratulations to these 36 SRM students who obtained the following scholarships in AY2013/14:

Name of Scholarship Value per Scholarship (HK$) No. of Scholarship (s)
Outstanding Performance Scholarship $40,000 2
Reaching Out Award $10,000 6
Talent Development Scholarship $10,000 28

 

List of awardee for Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme in AY14/15

Congratulations to these 48 SRM students who obtained the following scholarships in AY2014/15:

Name of Scholarship Value per Scholarship (HK$) No. of Scholarship (s)
Outstanding Performance Scholarship $40,000 5
Reaching Out Award $10,000 6
Talent Development Scholarship $10,000 33
Best Progress Award $10,000 4