Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

COURSE LIST


SPED 2010 - Team Sports
This course is designed to give students an introduction to a selected team sport such as basketball, volleyball and handball. The fundamental knowledge, skills, rules, and strategies will be covered for the selected sport. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental, individual and group skills and improve personal interest and performance. This course also helps to develop students' generic skills such as communication, co-operation and teamwork, which are commonly associated with team sports.


SPED 2011 - Teaching Basketball: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to introduce and develop basketball in primary and secondary schools. They will develop the knowledge and understanding of the teaching of the fundamental individual and group skills and improve personal performance.


SPED 2021 - Teaching Volleyball: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to introduce and develop volleyball in secondary schools. They will develop the knowledge and understanding of the teaching of the fundamental individual and group skills and improve personal performance. They will experience competition and develop officiating skills sufficient to teach and coach volleyball at a foundation level.


SPED 2031 - Teaching Soccer: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ fundamental skills of soccer, and equip them with the knowledge to teach soccer in primary and secondary schools. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the basic skills and knowledge of soccer.


SPED 2041 - Teaching Handball: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ fundamental skills of handball, and equip them with the knowledge to teach handball in primary and secondary schools. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the basic skills and knowledge of handball.


SPED 2050 - Racquet Sports
This course is designed to introduce students to racquet sports such as table tennis, badminton, tennis and squash. The fundamental knowledge, skills, rules and strategies will be covered for each racquet sport selected. The course is conducted from the point of view of applied sport science and usually involves solving complex movement problems such as the analysis of the movement skills for sports performance. This course will also develop students’ generic skills such as the critical thinking and problem solving, which are mainly related to racquet sports.


SPED 2051 - Teaching Badminton: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ fundamental skills in badminton, and equip them with the knowledge to teach badminton in primary and secondary schools. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills and knowledge of badminton.


SPED 2052 - Teaching Tennis: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ fundamental skills in tennis, and equip them with the knowledge to teach tennis in primary and secondary schools. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the basic skills and knowledge of tennis.


SPED 2053 - Teaching Squash: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to develop their skills and knowledge in squash. Upon the completion of the course, students should know about the safety of the games, basic skills, tactics, rules and regulations; students should also be able to present appropriate teaching strategies and demonstrate the basic skills of squash.


SPED 2061 - Teaching Table Tennis: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to develop students’ fundamental skills of table tennis, and equip them with the knowledge to teach table tennis in primary and secondary schools. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the basic skills and knowledge of table tennis.


SPED 2110 - Individual Sports
This course is designed to introduce students to individual sports such as gymnastics and swimming. The fundamental knowledge and skills will be covered for each individual sport selected. The course is conducted from the point of view of applied sport science and usually involves solving complex movement problems such as the analysis of the movement skills for sports performance. This course will also develop students' generic skills such as critical thinking and problem solving in relation to individual sports.


SPED 2111 - Teaching Swimming: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to teach water-confidence and the basic swimming strokes - breast stroke and front crawl. The course will also enable students to develop their personal skills in the above strokes, as well as to further develop their survival swimming and basic life-saving skills.


SPED 2112 - Teaching Swimming (II): Theory and Practice
To enable students to teach the basic swimming strokes - back stroke and butterfly stroke. The course will also enable students to develop their personal skills in the above strokes, basic swimming pool life-saving skills. Prerequisite: SPE 2111.


SPED 2122 - Fitness Training for Health and Sports Performance
This course considers the principles and modern theories related to the understanding of health-related fitness and training methods using an integrated approach. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the components of fitness and health-related exercise and training regimes together with health-related exercise behaviour, and the planning and implementation of appropriate fitness programmes.


SPED 2131 - Teaching Track and Field: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to teach track and field events at school as well as assist in the basic coaching. Activity, analysis and observation will be among the main emphases in teaching these events.


SPED 2132 - Teaching Track Events: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to teach track events at school, such as sprinting, hurdles and relay, as well as assist students to develop their basic track coaching skills. Activity, analysis and observation will be among the main emphases in teaching these events.


SPED 2133 - Teaching Field Events: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to teach field events at school such as long jump, high jump, javelin, shot put and discus as well as assist students to develop their basic track coaching skills. Activity, analysis and observation will be among the main emphases in teaching these events.


SPED 2141 - Fundamental Movement and Dances
This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental movement and dances. The fundamental knowledge and skills will be covered. The course is conducted from the point of view of applied sport science and usually involves solving complex movement problems such as the analysis of the movement skills for sports performance. This course will also develop students’ generic skills such as the creativity, communication and co-operation in relation to dance.


SPED 2200 / 3200 / 4200 - Teaching Practice I / II / III
Major students are required to take 9 units of Teaching Practice. These units are spread over the four years of study when students are placed in a variety of schools to observe them in operation and become acquainted with the organization, planning, administration, routine and discipline of each school. They will progressively be involved in teaching groups of children until they can be responsible for whole class teaching in physical education. As a required course, students must attain a pass in Teaching Practice in order to graduate. (For Physical Education and Sports Science Majors only).


SPED 2201 - Teaching Practice in Secondary School
Major students are required to take 8 units of Teaching Practice. These units are spread over the two years of study when students are placed in a variety of schools to observe them in operation and become acquainted with the organization, planning, administration, routine and discipline of each school. They will progressively be involved in teaching groups of children until they can be responsible for whole class teaching in physical education. (For Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health Majors only).


SPED 2211 - Teaching Gymnastics : Theory and Practice
This course is designed to prepare students to teach gymnastics in schools so they can demonstrate the basic gymnastic skills, ensure safe methods and practices, and develop an appreciation for the aesthetic and technical performance.


SPED 2520 - Functional Human Anatomy and Sports Injuries
This course aims to develop students’ knowledge of the structure and function of human body in relation to physical education and exercise science. A number of the body’s systems will be examined with an emphasis being placed on the musculoskeletal system. Common musculoskeletal injuries experienced during physical activity and exercise will also be discussed. Apart from lectures, laboratories and tutorials will be utilized to develop and reinforce student learning.


SPED 2540 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
This course is designed to examine the basic concepts of energy metabolism, nutrition, physiological responses to exercise and training. Emphasis will be placed on the application of such knowledge upon teaching physical education and the improvement of physical performance. Laboratory classes will enable students to learn basic techniques in exercise physiology. Prerequisite: SPED 2520.


SPED 2600 - Basic Statistics, Test and Measurement for Physical Education
This course is designed to develop an introductory level of statistical competence for a general understanding of the contribution of measurement and data analysis techniques in software applications used in Sports Science and Physical Education.


SPED 2610 - Introduction to Exercise Biomechanics
This course introduces students to the biomechanical principles that relate to human movement. Applications to teaching and coaching are provided in the form of fundamental movement patterns and sports-specific techniques. Furthermore, concepts related to injury prevention are discussed. In addition to lectures, students will participate in practical sessions to facilitate their learning. Prerequisite: SPED 2520.


SPED 2710 - Sociology of Physical Education and Sports
This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological method of enquiry, its key ideas, concepts and perspectives and its application to the study of the relationships between sport, leisure, culture and society.


SPED 2720 - Foundation of Physical Education and Sports
The aim of this course is to give students an overall introduction into the academic discipline of Physical Education and Sport, as well as the options available in the profession. Historical and philosophical development of Physical Education and Sport will be discussed, which will lead the examination of current issues and trends. This course will give the necessary information that prepares student to contemplate their academic and career planning.


SPED 2810 - Psychomotor Learning
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the theories and models underlying the acquisition of motor skills.


SPED 3201 - Teaching Practice in Primary School
Major students are required to take 8 units of Teaching Practice, spread over the two years of study when students are placed in a variety of schools to observe them in operation and become acquainted with the organization, planning, administration, routine and discipline of each school. They will progressively be involved in teaching groups of children until they can be responsible for whole class teaching in physical education. (For Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health Majors only).


SPED 3220 - Alternative Sports
This course is designed to introduce students to alternative sports such as, golf, orienteering, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to: 1) demonstrate correct skills and leadership in the alternative sports; 2) teach the specific skills of the alternative sports; 3) demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical aspects; and 4) develop interest in coaching and officiating of the sport.


SPED 3223 - Teaching Dances: Theory and Practice
This course presents the techniques and theoretical of dances such as folk dance, aerobic dance and creative dance. It also provides methods and guidelines to conduct a dance class and organize a dance club in school.


SPED 3230 - Teaching Chinese and Asian Combative Sports: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to enable students to teach combative sports, particularly judo, karate and taewondo, at school as well as assist students to develop their basic coaching skills. Activity, analysis and observation will be among the main emphasis when teaching these events.


SPED 3250 - Teaching Social Dance and Folk Dance: Theory and Practice
This course presents the techniques of social dance and folk dances from different countries. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of dance teaching and improve personal interest and performance.


SPED 3260 - Teaching Rope Skipping: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to introduce students to rope skipping. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate correct skills in the rope skipping, knowledge of the relevant theories and develop interest in coaching and officiating within the sport.


SPED 3270 - Principles of Coaching and Officiating
This course is designed to develop an understanding of sports coaching and officiating. Students will be expected to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in sports training and performance issues related to athlete development throughout the lifespan and in competition. Specific topics will include coaching, pedagogy, training principles and basic concepts from other sport science disciplines as they relate to coaching practice. These will be covered through lectures, peer coaching practices and laboratory sessions. Basic officiating principles and skills in major sports events such as basketball, volleyball, and track and field events will also be introduced. This course will enable students to be an effective coach and official in major sports events.


SPED 3330 - Teaching Alternative Sports: Theory and Practice
This course is designed to introduce students to alternative sports such as, golf, orienteering, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to: 1) demonstrate correct skills and leadership in the alternative sports; 2) teach the specific skills of the alternative sports; 3) demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical aspects; and 4) develop interest in coaching and officiating of the sport.


SPED 3410 - Curriculum Planning for Physical Education
This course is designed to introduce students to traditional and innovative curriculum theories and concepts. An examination of various curriculum models with particular reference to physical education. The course will equip students with the knowledge to plan and implement a physical education curriculum in school.


SPED 3430 - Administration and Management in Physical Education and Sports
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods used in the administration and management of physical education and sport. Emphasis is placed on the management of the basic P.E. programme in schools.


SPED 3440 - Pedagogy of Secondary Physical Education
This course is designed to introduce the pre-service teacher to the essential components of a quality physical education curriculum suitable for secondary school students. An emphasis will be placed on the selection of age-appropriate learning experiences, teaching styles and methods of evaluation that will enrich the cognitive, affective and psycho-motor development. After taking this course, pre-service teachers will be able to maintain an effective learning environment based on current practices related to effective planning, management and communication.


SPED 3450 - Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education
The purpose of this course is to prepare pre-service teachers to teach effective physical education lessons in the primary school. The course will focus on selection of activities, teaching style and evaluation methods of learning experiences that take into consideration the age and developmental stage of the students. Pre-service teachers taking this course will be expected to identify student needs and select suitable learning experiences to enrich and improve their cognitive, affective and psycho-motor development.


SPED 3550 - Physiology of Human Performance
This course is designed to study the physiological demands of different sports; and the genetic, physiological, and environmental factors that may determine and/or affect selection of athletes for a particular sports event, specificity of athletic training, and human performance. Prerequisite: SPED 2540.


SPED 3630 - Introduction to Research Methods
This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of acquiring knowledge and solving problems through research and the application of research methods in sports science and physical education. Prerequisite: SPED 2600.


SPED 3720 - Sociology of Sports and Leisure
This course is designed to examine a number of key areas in the sociology of sport. A range of sociological perspectives are utilized in which students critically consider sport and commercialization, sport and the media, the state and politics and sport. These areas are chosen to highlight the role, function and meaning which sport plays in culture and society.


SPED 3731 - Selected Topics in Sports Sociology
This course is designed to examine a number of key areas in the sociology of sport. A range of sociological perspectives are utilized in which students critically consider how sport plays a role in globalization, racism, gender and sexuality, youth development and labour migration. These areas are chosen to highlight the role, function and meaning which sport plays in culture and society.


SPED 3820 - Introduction to Exercise and Sports Psychology
This course is designed to cover a wide range of topics pertaining to motivation and subsequent performance in sports; to provide students with an understanding of some major theories derived from general psychology as the basis for examining their validity within the context of sport. Hands-on application of various psychological tools will be emphasized.


SPED 3910 - Adapted Physical Education and Sports
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand how physical education or sport can be individualized to meet the special need of students who are challenged by impairments or disorders. Through adopting an activity-based, problem-solving and inquiry approach, students are expected to be actively engaged in a broad spectrum of individual/collaborative tasks and other interactive modes of learning.


SPED 3920 - Human Growth and Health Education
This course aims to develop the students’ understanding of integrative knowledge on the changes of structure and function at the levels of cell, tissue and system, along the lifespan of human growth, development and health. Health-related issues in children, adolescents, adults and the aged as they relate to human growth and development will also be discussed. Applications in educational settings will be discussed. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to conduct laboratory work in which they will learn how to measure the most widely used anthropometry parameters.


SPED 4201 - Internship in Sports Industry
This course provides opportunities for students to put knowledge and skills they learned from the programme into practice via engaging in a real-life career in the sports industry. Areas of sports industry attachment mainly focus on coaching, research, clinical attachment, health promotion and administration. Students are required to demonstrate ability in the planning, implementing, and evaluation of a project independently via an internship experience. Students are expected to observe rules, regulations, and responsibility of a regular full-time employee of the industry they are attached to. They will be evaluated based upon a collection of an internship portfolio, a written project report, a presentation and an evaluation report from the industry supervisor.


SPED 4560 - Physical Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Prescription
This course aims to help students to acquire knowledge of the basic concepts of fitness testing and exercise prescription for general healthy population. Major health-related fitness components including cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, body composition, and neuromuscular relaxation will be covered. Other than theoretical lectures, practical laboratory experience for students to acquire important skills for conducting fitness assessment is provided. Prerequisite: SPED 2540.


SPED 4570 - Education and Promotion of Exercise and Health
Guided by health behaviour theory and research, this course is designed to enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the complex problems associated with exercise and health education and promotion, and to acquire the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate effective exercise and health education and promotion programmes. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate the ability to utilize both up-to-date knowledge and skills in advanced exercise and health promotion, research methodology, and assessment techniques, to make informed administrative decisions; and (2) develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate effective programs that promote health and wellness.


SPED 4640 - Human Kinematics and Kinetics
The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding regarding the kinematic and kinetic aspects of human movement. Four topics will be emphasized (1) biomechanical modeling of the human body; (2) principles and concepts of observing and analyzing the human performance; (3) biomechanical principles of optimal techniques in selected sports and movements; and (4) instrumentation and measurement in the biomechanics of human movement. Teaching and coaching examples will be provided in these topics.


SPED 4740 - Sociology of Sport: Stratification, Social Theory and Deviance
This course examines in a more advanced form, the relationship of sport, culture and society. A range of sociological perspectives are utilized and critically assessed in order to examine their adequacy in relation to stratification and the nature and extent of deviance and sport. Prerequisite: SPED 2710.


SPED 4830 - Psychological Aspects of Sports and Exercise
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the psycho-social aspects of sport and exercise psychology, which would promote the ability to anticipate, predict and handle issues that stem from sociological origins but are exhibited in the psyche of sport and exercise participants. Prerequisite: SPED 3820.


SPED 4900 - Research Project
With the guidance of the instructor, a student may pursue a special reading course to produce a literature review or conduct a research project in consultation with and under the supervision of the instructor. Prerequisite: SPED 3630.


SPSY 6103 - Sport Development and Delivery
The expansion of sport as a modern cultural form has been facilitated through recreational, elite and commercial sport development. While commercial sport is more frequently organized to accommodate professional sport, recreational and elite sport are usually developed and organized by sport organizations that are attached in some way to governments. Regardless these sport forms are responses to the economic, political, social and commercial opportunities that are now evident when societies commit to the provision of sport for its citizens. This course is devoted to the study of sport development and how policies are transformed into a delivery system that meets both the needs of the general population and those of elite sport.


SPSY 6201 - Olympic and Elite Sports
The Modern Olympic games were reborn in 1896 to celebrate the peaceful gathering of the youth of the world. In addition to this event that is organized every four years, other sporting organizations now stage World Championships in various sports such as soccer, rugby, cricket and tennis. This course will track the history of the modern Olympic games and high performance sport to explore the political, economic, cultural and social impact on modern developed nations.


SPSY 6202 - Sponsorship and Marketing of Sport Events and Performance
The growth of sport around the Asian region reflects what has already happened on other continents. This interest combined with the awarding of the 2008 Olympics promises to create significant opportunities for the business sector around the region. Marketing and Sponsorship are expected to be integral parts of the development and organization at every level of sport. This course will systemically analyze the basic principles involved in sport marketing and sponsorship with particular reference professional and high performance sport in addition to school programmes, community settings and national sports associations in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region.


SPSY 6203 - Strategic and Operational Management of Sports
Modern Sport in developed societies has increased in popularity and interest due to the economic, political and social significance that sport occupies in these societies. Its various forms reflect not only the development of a society but also its consumer demands. In order to serve the public need for healthy, active lifestyles, a systematic and rational basis upon which sport and exercise can be organized to effectively serve those needs is required. Sport management is such an area of professional training. This course is designed to systematically prepare the individual, by applying management principles, to be an effective leader and manager who is capable of designing, assembling and executing an effective plan that will ensure administrative success.


SPSY 6204 - Sports Coaching: Theory and Application
The rise of sport as a modern cultural form in most developed nations is due to its popularity and interest and to increased economic, political and social significance that sport holds for these nations. In order to achieve prominence, many national governments have supported the development of sport by educating and training coaches in order to provide systematic and strong leadership in sport. This course will systematically prepare the individual to be an effective leader and coach in his or her sport by employing a humanistic approach to the application of scientifically informed principles that will enable the coach to design and execute a yearly plan for the athletes involved in the sport of which they have the coaching responsibility.


SPSY 6205 - Current Issues in Sports Studies
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity for advanced analysis of key issues in sport. The course attempts to help students see common perceptions and theories associated with sport as being essentially contestable. It will address issues such as the current state and future visions for sport, that will include gender race, morality, drug use, historical development of sport, professional issues related to the profession of sport and science, and other selected applied sport topics such as children and sport, sport and economics, and sport and the media.


SPSY 6701 - Guided Studies: Sports Studies
The purpose of these courses is to allow graduate students in the Masters degree programme to pursue advanced guided individual study in selected areas of Sports Science and Physical Education. It provides an opportunity for students to review the literature of their fields of specialization and to prepare for the writing of their project proposals.Examples are topics within the areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology,sports management, sports psychology, etc. A student is expected to read according to a reading list prescribed or approved by the supervisors and to confer regularly and frequently with the supervisor. Assessment is based on the completion of reading and course requirements.


SPSY 6900 - Independent Study Project
Students registered in the MA in Sports Studies who wish to apply their knowledge to a project that would be useful in their career choice will be encouraged to carry out an independent project. Instead, students will be expected to present for assessment a document that represents a substantial effort in the creation, design, application and presentation that will represent post-graduate level of understanding with regard to sport science and its direct application to the provision or performance of sport. It is anticipated that the document that is presented for assessment could be similar in nature to a yearly plan for an elite athlete or team, a human resource plan for the enhancement of personnel within a sport organization or a marketing guide to promote a specific sport. The student will be guided by a supervisor who will work closely with the student to ensure that the standards for post-graduate work are upheld.


SPSY 6901 - Research Project: Sports Studies
The research project requires final year students to complete an independent research project that focuses on a specific aspect of sport that is of interest to the student. The student will be guided by a supervisor who will work closely with the student to develop a research question by reviewing the literature, plan the approach with an appropriate theoretical framework, select an appropriate methodology, collect data in a professional and ethical manner, analyze the data and present the analysis in a conventional research format.


SSPE 6000 - Research Methods in Physical Education
This course is designed to familiarise students with major research methods of postgraduate level that are applicable to Physical Education. Knowledge acquired in this course will assist students in (1) understanding the nature of the research process and the various types of research methods; (2) developing the skills necessary for conducting an research project in Physical Education; (3) reading, interpreting, analysing and examining research findings from journal articles in the areas of Physical Education. At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and understand the principles and practices of acquiring knowledge and solving problems through research. They are also expected to be able to use various research methods in examining a topic in Physical Education that will lead to the successful completion of the Research Project.


SSPE 6001 - Theories and Applications of Motor Learning
The aim of the course is to introduce the principles of human skill performance, principles of skill learning and how the principles apply in the areas of physical education and sports. Course content will focus on the acquisition of motor skill behavior. Emphasis will be placed on the essential concepts in the acquisition of motor skills. The course will address the overall questions of how people learn motor skills.


SSPE 6002 - Pedagogy of Sports and Adapted Physical Activities
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand how physical education and adapted physical education can be individualized to meet special and unique needs of learners. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of learning difficulties and teaching constraints together with how to apply various teaching approaches and models to better fit the local context.


SSPE 6100 - Sociological Issues in Physical Education
The aim of this advanced course is to examine the theoretical and practical issues surrounding school physical education from a sociological perspective. The objectives are to increase the depth of understanding of what is meant by a critical sociology of physical education and to familiarize the student with the sociology of physical education literature. In addition, the course will critically examine physical education practices in Hong Kong.


SSPE 6200 - Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice
Keeping physically active and fit has been proven an effective strategy for improving one's quality of life, as well as preventing and treating chronic diseases. Physical fitness assessment is an indespensable part of an athletes training regimen. Hence, periodical assessment and evaluation of one's physical fitness level, becomes a fundamental part in maintaining and evaluating one's health. Knowledge, skill and the ability to conduct advanced fitness testing are essential requirements for most sports science research. This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of current trends in physical fitness evaluation, as well as to ascertain the skills and abilities needed to conduct advanced fitness testing. Subject matter related to theories, rationales, laboratory skills, and measurement techniques in current health and fitness evaluation will be discussed. This course is particularly useful for postgraduate students, as it will provide the fundamental knowledge and competency needed for their future health-related research projects. Lectures, group discussion, and laboratory experience are all expected.


SSPE 6400 - Administration and Policy in Physical Education and Sports
The course offers the post-graduate student an opportunity to examine and evaluate Hong Kong government policy as it relates to physical education and sports. Specifically, this course will examine (1) the processes that are intended to bring about changes; and (2) the implemented practices found in local school and sports settings. By examining the administration and interpretation of government policies, post-graduate students, who are primarily in-service teachers, will improve their understanding of school and sports organization.


SSPE 6500 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
This course will provide in-depth study in specific areas of physiology of exercise through literature review, experimental study and class discussion. Attention will be given to the application of knowledge to enhance performance and improve physical education teaching. Selected topics may include muscle physiology, body composition analysis, respiratory physiology and exercise, thermal stress, energy balance, and work physiology.


SSPE 6600 - Applied Biomechanics
This course examines the theories and practices of human motion kinematics. Three major themes are focused. The first theme covers the basis of human motion kinematics including principles of kinematics, human locomotion characteristics and the influence of inertial properties on the locomotion. The second theme is concerned with the methods and instrumentation used in human motion studies and the design and utilization of some computerized measurement systems. The third theme deals with the application of human motion study in different areas such as sports, rehabilitation, gaits, pediatrics and ergonomics.


SSPE 6701 - Guided Studies I
The purpose of these courses is to allow graduate students in the Masters degree programme to pursue advanced guided individual study in selected areas of Sports Science and Physical Education. It provides an opportunity for students to review the literature of their fields of specialization and to prepare for the writing of their project proposals. Examples are topics within the areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports management, sports psychology, etc. A student is expected to read according to a reading list prescribed or approved by the supervisors and to confer regularly and frequently with the supervisor. Assessment is based on the completion of reading and course requirements.


SSPE 6800 - Advanced Sports Psychology
This course aims to review the current theories of sports psychology and then make comparative studies with the ideas and directions that other psychological branches, such as educational psychology, psychological counselling, hypnotic therapy, and life-skills, provide. These studies will enable students to broaden their knowledge of resources that are necessary to further their development in sports psychology. The student's ability in the integration of knowledge and practices from different psychological branches will be emphasized.


SSPE 6901 - Project and Research Project: Sports Science and Physical Education
Students in their second year of study may, with the agreement and guidance of their supervisors, elect to conduct a small research project on a significant problem in one of the following areas: 1) Management of Physical Education, Sport and Recreation; 2) Exercise Physiology; 3) Biomechanics; 4) Sports Psychology; 5) Sport Sociology; 6) Others (with the permission of the supervisor). In general the project may employ either quantitative or qualitative methods, such as experimental study, survey, action research or case study. (Student who have obtained in their first year of attendance an overall GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible to take the course.)