Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master of Science (Exercise Science)



QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
Applicants must have a recognized bachelor degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class, or equivalent. Applicants should fulfill the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School. Please refer to the "Postgraduate Prospectus" or web page: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/ for details on this requirement.

PERIOD OF STUDY
Full-time programme: 1 year (maximum: 3 years)
Part-time programme: 2 years (maximum: 4 years)

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
This programme is designed to provide specialized study in exercise science. Graduates from this programme will posses in-depth understanding in major areas of Exercise Science, allowing them to either specialize, increase their knowledge in exercise science, or further studies in Higher Degree Programmes.
The areas of specialization include: Sports Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Sociology, Health & Fitness and Sports Medicine.This programme is suitable for those in the profession of sports, education,health and social services, including sports science and medicine practitioners, school teachers, nurses, allied health professionals, health administrators, social workers, coaches, athletes, team managers and others interested in the profession of sports and exercise science.
(*Approved by the CPD Committee of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association) 

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
1. Course Requirement
Students are required to complete at least 24 units of courses for graduation.
(a) Study Scheme (Non-Research Track) *
Study Scheme Course Code Units
Core Courses EXSC6101, EXSC6102 6
Specialty Courses EXSC6201, EXSC6203, EXSC6207, SSPE6001
12
Elective Courses
EXSC6202, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6210, EXSC6211, EXSC6212, SSPE6200 6
Total Units --- 24
*Not applicable to full-time students
(b) Study Scheme (Research Track)
Study Scheme Course Code Units
Core Courses EXSC6101, EXSC6102 6
Specialty Courses EXSC6201, EXSC6203, EXSC6207, SSPE6001
6
Elective Courses
EXSC6202, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6210, EXSC6211, SSPE6200
Guided Studies  EXSC6212   3
Research Project  EXSC6300  9
Total Units --- 24

2. Other Requirements
(a) A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. 
(b) Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. A student who obtains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the preceding term will be put on academic probation. For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.

COURSE LIST
Code Course Title Units
EXSC 6101* Research Methods in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
3
EXSC 6102* Statistics in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
3
EXSC 6201 Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation 3
EXSC 6202@@ Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
EXSC 6203 Structural Biomechanics of the Human Body 3
EXSC 6204@ Biomechanics of Sports Injury 3
EXSC 6205 Current Issues in Sports & Exercise Psychology 3
EXSC 6207@ Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 3
EXSC 6210@ Health Related Physical Activity 3
EXSC 6211 Sports Injury & Rehabilitation 3
EXSC 6212* Guided Studies: Exercise Science 3
EXSC 6300* Research Project: Exercise Science 9
SSPE 6001@ Theories and Applications of Motor Learning 3
SSPE 6200 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
* course will be offered every year
@ course will be offered in 2017-2018
@@ course will be offered in 2017 summer (tentative)

Remarks:
Not all elective courses will be offered every year.

TUITION FEE (2018-19)
Full-time programme: HK$110,000 (by 2 installments)
Part-time programme: HK$105,000 (by 4 installments)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
28 February 2018
Applications may be submitted from 30 October 2017.

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COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES
September 2018 

RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED BY JUNE 2006
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PROGRAMME BROCHURE 
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Enquiries:
Tel: 3943 5346
Email: hp_admission_sspe@cuhk.edu.hk