Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2-Year B.Sc. (Exercise Science and Health Education)



QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
Applicants shall be eligible to apply for admission if they
1. have successfully completed a local course of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma in sports-related discipline or equivalent, and
2. have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in the English and Chinese languages. For details, please refer to the homepage for the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

LENGTH OF STUDY
2 Years (Full Time)

APPLICATION
Applicants may either apply online or download a paper application form via the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid's website.

Application deadlines:
Advance Offer: 15 November 2016
Regular Deadline: 15 February 2017

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
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PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
The B.Sc. Programme in Exercise Science and Health Education aims to provide an excellent learning experience to students who aspire to pursue a career in exercise, sport and allied health sciences. The Programme is characterised by two closely linked areas. The Exercise Science component explores the complex nature of human movement and examines the manner by which the body reacts to acute and chronic physical activity pursuits, such as general fitness regimes, lifestyle physical activities, and elite sport. The Health Education component examines the efficacy of a variety of prescribed physical activities, as well as theories and strategies for health promotion. The courses are designed to assist individuals and communities in achieving a better understanding of health issues, and thereby preventing and changing unhealthy lifestyle and behaviours linked to chronic disease, disability, and poor quality of life. This B.Sc. Programme will prepare students for professional practice in exercise science, behavioural science, and health-related careers. This Programme is funded by the University Grants Committee.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE



CAREER DEVELOPMENT / PROSPECTS
  • Administrators in Government subvented / national sports associations
  • Physical training officers, inspectors or officers in disciplinary forces
  • Executives in fitness and leisure industries
  • Supervisors / officers in private and commercial sectors

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Programme A
(Applicable to students admitted in 2016-17 and thereafter)

Students with Higher Diploma / Associate Degree are required to complete the minimum required units of courses for graduation, including:
Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Major Requirements Units Units
i. Exercise and Health 38 38
ii. Skills Courses
iii. Research Experience 6 6
iv. Internship 2 2
v. Electives 6 6
2. University Requirements Units Units
i. English 5 2
ii. University General Education


  - Foundation GE
3 3
  - Other GE
3 3
iii. College General Education 2-3# 2-3#
iv. Other Elective Courses 0-1 3-4
v. Physical Education (exempted)## (exempted)##
Total: 69 units### 69 units###
# 2 to 3 units, depending on College affiliation
## Students who have completed 3 units of Skills Courses will be eligible to apply for exemption of 1 unit of University Core Physical Education Requirement. Students are required to apply for the exemption.  
### Student shall complete at least 69 units of courses before graduation. However, the total units required for graduation may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions.

Higher Diploma Entrants
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 55 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 5 units of language requirements and 0-1 units of other elective courses.

Associate Degree Entrants
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 55 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 2 units of language requirements and 3-4 units of other elective courses.

Programme B
(Applicable to students admitted in 2015-16)

Students with Higher Diploma / Associate Degree are required to complete the minimum required units of courses for graduation, including:
Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Major Requirements Units Units
i. Exercise and Health 38 38
ii. Research Experience 6 6
iii. Internship 2 2
iv. Electives 9 9
2. University Requirements Units Units
i. English 5 2
ii. University General Education


  - Foundation GE
 3  3
  - Other GE  3 3
iii. College General Education 2-3# 2-3#
iv. Other Elective Courses 0-1 3-4
v. Physical Education (exempted)## (exempted)##
Total: 69 units### 69 units###
#2 to 3 units, depending on College affiliation
## Students who have completed 3 units of Skills Courses will be eligible to apply for exemption of 1 unit of University Core Physical Education Requirement. Students are required to apply for the exemption.
###Student shall complete at least 69 units of courses before graduation. However, the total units required for graduation may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions.

Higher Diploma Entrants
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 55 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 5 units of language requirements and 0-1 units of other elective courses.

Associate Degree Entrants
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 55 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 2 units of language requirements and 3-4 units of other elective courses.

Programme C
(Applicable to students admitted in 2013-14 and 2014-15)

Students with Higher Diploma / Associate Degree are required to complete the minimum required units of courses for graduation, including:
Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Major Requirements Units Units
i. Exercise and Health 35 38
ii. Research Experience 6 6
iii. Internship 2 2
iv. Electives 9 9
2. University Requirements Units Units
i. English 5 2
ii. University General Education


  - Foundation GE
3 3
  - Other GE
3 3
iii. College General Education 2-3# 2-3#
iv. Other Elective Courses 3-4 3-4
v. Physical Education (exempted)## (exempted)##
Total: 69 units### 69 units###
#2 to 3 units, depending on College affiliation
## Students who have completed 3 units of Skills Courses will be eligible to apply for exemption of 1 unit of University Core Physical Education Requirement. Students are required to apply for the exemption.
###Student shall complete at least 69 units of courses before graduation. However, the total units required for graduation may vary because of individual difference in course and unit exemptions.

Higher Diploma Entrants 
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 52 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 5 units of language requirements and 3-4 units of other elective courses.

Associate Degree Entrants
Students are required to complete at least 69 units of courses for graduation, including the above 55 units of major courses, 8-9 units of university & college general education courses, 2 units of language requirements and 3-4 units of other elective courses.

STUDY SCHEME
Programme A
(Applicable to students admitted in 2016-17 and thereafter)
Major Programme Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Required Courses Units Units
(a) Core Courses in Exercise Science and Health
PHPC1001, SPED2520, 2540, 2600, 2610, 2710, 2720, 2810, 3430, 3820, 3910, 3920, 4570
38 38
(b) Skills Courses
SPED2010, 2110, 2141 
3
(c) Research Experience
SPED 3630, 4900
6 6
(d) Internship
SPED 4201
2 2
2. Elective Courses Units Units
(a) Elective Theoretical Courses in Exercise Science
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
SPED3550, 3731, 4560, 4640, 4830
3 3
(b) Elective Theoretical Courses in Health
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
PHPC 2007#, 2009#
3 3
Total: 55 units 55 units

Programme B
(Applicable to students admitted in 2015-16)

Major Programme Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Required Courses Units Units
(a) Core Courses in Exercise Science and Health
PHPC1001,  SPED2520, 2540, 2600, 2610, 2710, 2720, 2810, 3430, 3820, 3910, 3920, 4570
38 38
(b) Research Experience
SPED 3630, 4900
6 6
(c) Internship
SPED 4201
2 2
2. Elective Courses Units Units
(a) Elective Theoretical Courses in Exercise Science
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
SPED3550, 3731, 4560, 4640, 4830
3 3
(b) Elective Theoretical Courses in Health
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
PHPC 2007#, 2009#
3 3
(c) Skills Courses
A minimum of 3 courses from the following:
SPED2010, 2050, 2110, 2122, 2141, 3220
3 3
Total: 55 units 55 units

Programme C
(Applicable to students admitted in 2013-14 and 2014-15)

Major Programme Courses Higher Diploma Entrants Associate Degree Entrants
1. Required Courses Units Units
(a) Core Courses in Exercise Science and Health
CHPR3002#, 
PHPC1001,  SPED2520, 2540, 2600, 2610, 2710, 2720*, 2810, 3430, 3820, 3920, 4570
(*not a required course for Higher Diploma Entrants)
35 38
(b) Research Experience
SPED 3630, 4900
6 6
(c) Internship
SPED 4201
2 2
2. Elective Courses Units Units
(a) Elective Theoretical Courses in Exercise Science
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
SPED3550, 4560, 4640, 4830
3 3
(b) Elective Theoretical Courses in Health
A minimum of 1 course from the following:
PHPC 2007#, 2009#
3 3
(c) Skills Courses
A minimum of 3 courses from the following:
SPED2010, 2050, 2110, 2122, 2141, 3220
3 3
Total: 52 units 55 units

Notes: SPED at 2000 level and above as included in the Major Programme Requirement as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

COURSE LIST
Course Code Course Title Unit(s)
SPED 2010 Team Sports 1
SPED 2050 Racquet Sports 1
SPED 2110 Individual Sports 1
SPED 2122 Fitness Training for Health and Sports Performance 1
SPED 2141 Fundamental Movement and Dances 1
SPED 2520 Functional Human Anatomy and Sports Injuries 3
SPED 2540 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
SPED 2600 Basic Statistics, Test and Measurement for Physical Education 3
SPED 2610 Introduction to Exercise Biomechanics 3
SPED 2710 Sociology of Physical Education and Sports 3
SPED 2720 Foundation of Physical Education and Sports 3
SPED 2810 Psychomotor Learning 3
SPED 3220 Alternative Sports 1
SPED 3430 Administration and Management in Physical Education and Sports 3
SPED 3550 Physiology of Human Performance 3
SPED 3630 Introduction to Research Methods 3
SPED 3731 Selected Topics in Sports Sociology  3
SPED 3820 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Psychology 3
SPED 3910 Adapted Physical Education and Sports  3
SPED 3920 Human Growth and Health Education 3
SPED 4201 Internship in Sports Industry 2
SPED 4560 Physical Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Prescription 3
SPED 4570 Education and Promotion of Exercise and Health 3
SPED 4640 Human Kinematics and Kinetics 3
SPED 4830 Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise 3
SPED 4900 Research Project 3
PHPC 1001 Foundations in Public Health 2
PHPC 2007 Nutrition and Health 3
PHPC 2009 Environment and Work 3
CHPR 3002 Health Education and Health Behaviours 3


TUITION FEE
The tuition fee for 2016-17 is HK$42,100 per annum.

PROGRAMME BROCHURE
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Enquiries:
Tel: 3943 3950
Email: ug_admission_sspe@cuhk.edu.hk