Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Education (Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health JS4329)



QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
Please refer to the homepage for the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm
FAQ for Candidate [PDF]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
The B.Ed. Programme in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health aims at training physical education teachers, sport coaches, sports management and health promotion personnel for local academic institutions, as well as government and private organisations. This programme leads to the award of a B.Ed. degree, which includes recognition as equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and entitles student to enter the teaching profession in school settings immediately after graduation. There is increasing recognition of the importance of health improvement through sports and physical education. Taking the opportunity of the extra year in university as a result of the education reform, we broaden the horizon of students within and beyond their major disciplines. New courses in health, sports administration and marketing, advanced professional skills, internship, and research experience are provided. Students take 147 credits (including 104 units in the Major Programme) within 5 years in order to graduate. The programme trains students as generalists in sports and physical education, or as specialist in the areas of exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, sports management, physical education curriculum, sports pedagogy, health and fitness, and test and measurement. Students may choose any of the above specialized topics as their graduation research project.



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
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to complete the minimum required units of courses for graduation, including:
Courses Units
1. Major Requirements
- Faculty Package 9
- Physical Ed., Exercise Science and Health 83
- Educational Studies 12
2. University Requirements
- University & College General Education 21
- Language Requirement 15
- IT Competence 1
- Elective Courses from any discipline 6
Total: 147 units

Study Scheme
Students are required to complete a minimum of 104 units of major courses as follows:

Programme A
(Applicable to students admitted in 2015-16 and thereafter)

Major Program Requirement Units
1. Faculty Package: EDUC 2120, 2312, SPED 2720 9
2. Required Courses:
(a) Core Courses in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health 
SPED 2520, 2540, 2600, 2610, 2710, 2810, 3410, 3430, 3440, 3450, 
3820, 3920 , 4570, PHPC1001, CHPR3002#
44
(b) Core Courses in Professional Skills
SPED 2010, 2050, 2110, 2122, 2141, 3220
6
(c) Teaching Practice Courses
SPED 2201, 3201
8
(d) Internship
SPED 4201
2
(e) Research Experience
SPED3630, 4900
6
3. Elective Courses:
(a) Theoretical Courses in P.E., Exercise Science and Health
a minimum of 3 courses from the following:
SPED 3550, 3731, 3910, 4560, 4640, 4830, PHPC2007#, 2009#
9
(b) Courses in Professional Skills
(i) a minimum of 2 courses from the following racket sports (2 units):
SPED 2051, 2052, 2053, 2061
(ii) a minimum of 2 courses from the following individual sports (2 units):
SPED 2111, 2132, 2133, 2211
(iii) a minimum of 2 courses from the following team sports (2 units):
SPED 2011, 2021, 2031, 2041
(iv) a minimum of 2 courses from the following sports (2 units):
SPED 3230, 3250, 3260, 3270
8
(c) Courses in Educational Studies
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 units of courses
Required Courses (8 units)
EDUC2240, 3311, 4340
Elective Courses (4 units)
EDUC2210, 2220, 3140, 3260, 3270, 4110, 4130, 4320, 4330
12
Total: 104 units

Programme B
(Applicable to students admitted in 2014-15 and before)


Major Program Requirement Units
1. Faculty Package: EDUC 2110 / 2120, 2230 / 2240, 2310 / 2312, SPED 2720 9
2. Required Courses:
(a) Core Courses in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health
SPED 2520, 2540, 2600, 2610, 2710, 2810, 3410, 3430, 3440, 3450,
3820, 3920 , 4570, PHPC1001, CHPR3002#
44
(b) Core Courses in Professional Skills
SPED 2010, 2050, 2110, 2122, 2141, 3220
6
(c) Teaching Practice Courses
SPED 2201, 3201
8
(d) Internship
SPED 4201
2
(e) Research Experience
SPED3630, 4900
6
3. Elective Courses:
(a) Theoretical Courses in P.E., Exercise Science and Health
a minimum of 3 courses from the following:
SPED 3550, 3731, 3910, 4560, 4640, 4830, PHPC2007#, 2009#
9
(b) Courses in Professional Skills
(i) a minimum of 2 courses from the following racket sports (2 units):
SPED 2051, 2052, 2053, 2061
(ii) a minimum of 2 courses from the following individual sports (2 units):
SPED 2111, 2132, 2133, 2211
(iii) a minimum of 2 courses from the following team sports (2 units):
SPED 2011, 2021, 2031, 2041
(iv) a minimum of 2 courses from the following sports (2 units):
SPED 3230, 3250, 3260, 3270
8
(c) Courses in Educational Studies
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 units of courses
as follows with a minimum of two from each area:
Area I: Curriculum and Instruction (4 units)
EDUC3110, 3140, 4110, 4130
Area II: Educational Administration and Policy (4 units)
EDUC2210, 2220, 3240, 3260, 3270, 4210
Area III: Educational Psychology (4 units)
EDUC3310, 3320, 4310, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4350
12
Total: 104 units
1. Students are required to complete at least 147 units of courses for graduation, including the above 104 units of major courses, 21 units of university & college general education courses, 15 units of language requirement, 1 unit of IT competence and 6 units of elective courses from any discipline.

2. SPED and EDUC courses 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.

^Substitute Course

COURSE LIST
Course Code Course Title Units
SPED 2010 Team Sports 1
SPED 2011 Teaching Basketball: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2021 Teaching Volleyball: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2031 Teaching Soccer: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2041 Teaching Handball: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2050 Racquet Sports 1
SPED 2051 Teaching Badminton: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2052 Teaching Tennis: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2053 Teaching Squash: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2061 Teaching Table Tennis: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2110 Individual Sports 1
SPED 2111 Teaching Swimming: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2122 Fitness Training for Health and Sports Performance 1
SPED 2132 Teaching Track Events: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2133 Teaching Field Events: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 2141 Fundamental Movement and Dances 1
SPED 2201 Teaching Practice in Secondary School 4
SPED 2211 Teaching Gymnastics: Theory and Practice 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 3201 Teaching Practice in Primary School 4
SPED 3220 Alternative Sports 1
SPED 3230 Teaching Chinese and Asian Combative Sports: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 3250 Teaching Social Dance and Folk Dance: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 3260 Teaching Rope Skipping: Theory and Practice 1
SPED 3270 Principles of Coaching and Officiating 1
SPED 3410 Curriculum Planning for Physical Education 3
SPED 3430 Administration and Management in Physical Education and Sports 3
SPED 3440 Pedagogy of Secondary Physical Education 3
SPED 3450 Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education 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
CHPR 3002 Health Education and Health Behaviours 3
PHPC 1001 Foundations in Public Health 2
PHPC 2007 Nutrition and Health 3
PHPC 2009 Environment and Work 3
EDUC 2110*▴ Principles of Curriculum and Instructional Design 2
EDUC 2120* Principles and Implementation of Curriculum and Instructional Design 3
EDUC 2210 Education and Society in Hong Kong 2
EDUC 2220 Educational Thought 2
EDUC 2240 Understanding Schooling and Education Policy in Hong Kong 3
EDUC 2312* Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 3140
Curricular Strategies for Tackling Individual Differences 2
EDUC 3260 Teacher Development and Leadership 2
EDUC 3270 Engendering Education 2
EDUC 3311 Psychology Applied to Learning and Teaching 3
EDUC 4110 Design and Implementation of Student Activities (DISA) 2
EDUC 4130 Information and Technology in Education 2
EDUC 4320 Classroom Management and School Discipline 2
EDUC 4330 School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDUC 4340 Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs 2
* Courses for the Faculty Package
▴ Not applicable for student admitted in 2015-16 or after

APPLICATION FOR CUHK STUDENTS
Change of Major (for 2016-17) under CUSIS

Application Period: 01 June – 15 June 2017 (Department internal deadline)
Students who wish to apply for major in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health must submit the e-Application form under CUSIS (Program Change) to our Department for change of major on or before 15 June 2017 together with the following documents:
a) this form
b) a copy of your academic report(s)
c) a copy of your publication examination certificates (HKALE and HKCEE)
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.
Students will be notified the results by telephone on or before 28 June 2017.

2) Minimum Conditions for Change of Major:
Please note that students should have satisfied at least one of the following minimum conditions, as prescribed by the Senate; for change of major:
a) the student has taken course(s) of at least 6 units with an average grade of not less than B- that would count towards the major requirements of the programme; or
b) the admission WGPA score (e.g. HKALE, HKCEE) of the student must be better than the student at the lowest decile who had been successfully admitted to the programme concerned in the same year that s/he was first admitted to the University; or
c) the student has attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the current academic year.
Please visit the RES homepage for details: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rgs

Declaration / Change of Minor(s) (2016-17)
Please select ‘Declare/Change of Minor(s) (2016-17)’ at the following link at REW website 

http://rgsntl.rgs.cuhk.edu.hk/rws_prd_life/re_menu/cft_115050117.asp

PROGRAMME BROCHURE
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