Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

General Info

The B.Ed. programme in Physical Education and Sports Science trains physical education teachers, coaches, and sports management personnel for local academic institutions, as well as government and private organisations. Students can choose to undergo training as generalists in sports and physical education, or specialists in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sports Management, Physical Education Curriculum, Pedagogy, Health and Fitness and Test and Measurement. Those interested in research can take the research method courses and conduct research on topics of their choice. This programme leads to the award of a BEd degree and an equivalent of a Postgraduate-Diploma-in-Education qualification.

COURSE STRUCTURE


CAREER DEVELOPMENT / PROSPECTS
  • Physical Education teachers in primary / secondary schools
  • Physical Education instructors at tertiary institutions
  • 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
  • Further study on higher degree in Sports Science and Physical Education
Besides, the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education also offers the following postgraduate programmes:
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education(Sports Science and Physical Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Sports Science and Physical Education)
  • Master of Education (Sports Science and Physical Education)
  • Master of Arts (Sports Studies)
  • Master of Science (Exercise Science)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Education) for Teacher Qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Exercise Science and Physical Education) Not for Teacher Qualification
Research students can specialize in the areas of:
  • Curriculum Policy, Design & Implementation in Sports & Physical Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Measurement in Physical Education and Sports
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Sports Pedagogy
  • Sports Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Sociology
FACILITIES

There are 2 well-equipped laboratories in the Department, namely Sports Biomechanics Laboratory, Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

The University provides a variety of sports facilities, including a swimming pool, a 400-metre all-weather track, 2 soccer pitches, 12 tennis courts and 9 squash courts. Each of 3 indoor gymnasium houses basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, badminton courts, dance studios and table-tennis rooms. There are 4 fitness rooms, sports fields for archery and a water sports centre.