MASTER OF SCIENCE (SPORTS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY)

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 years (maximum: 3 years)
Part-time Programme: 2 years (maximum: 4 years)

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
This programme is designed to provide specialized study in sports science and physical activity. It provides a sound theoretical background to enrich students’ knowledge base and to enable them to apply that knowledge in their specific sport-related setting or pursue research in this area. The programme offers courses in areas of Exercise Physiology, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Pedagogy, Sports Sociology, Physical Fitness Assessment, Health-Related Physical Activity, Sports Administration and Management.

The programme is suitable for professionals in the sports, education, health and social service sectors, including sports scientists and health care professionals, school teachers, coaches and athletes, sports administrators, social workers and others who are interested in pursuing a career in sports science and physical activity.

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 Requirement
Required Courses SSPA6101 3
Elective Courses SSPA6102, 6103, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6309, 6701 21
Total Units --- 24

(b) Study Scheme (Research Track)
Study Scheme Course Code Units Requirement
Required Courses SPA6101, 6102, 6701 9
Elective Courses SSPA6103, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6309 9
Research Project SSPA6900 6
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
SSPA6101* Research Method in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6102* Research Colloquia 3
SSPA6103* Quantitative and Qualitative Data Management & Analysis in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6201#1 Exercise: Physiology Benefits, Limit and Adaptation 3
SSPA6202#2 Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
SSPA6203#2 Health Related Physical Activity 3
SSPA6204#1 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
SSPA6205#1 Structural Biomechanics and Sports Injury 3
SSPA6206#2 Biomechanics of Sports and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6207#1 Sports Injury and Rehabilitation 3
SSPA6208#2 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 3
SSPA6209#2 Coaching Science 3
SSPA6301#2 Sports, Pedagogy and Technology 3
SSPA6302#2 Theories and Applications of Motor Learning 3
SSPA6303#1 Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6304#1 Social-Cultural Influences in Physical Activity 3
SSPA6305#2 Sociological Issues in PE 3
SSPA6306#1 Sports Development and Delivery 3
SSPA6307#2 Sponsorship and Marketing of Sports Events and Performance 3
SSPA6308#2 Information Technology in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6309#2 Professional Attachment 3
SSPA6701* Guided Studies 3
SSPA6900* Research Project 6
Remarks: The programme is pending for approval from the University

Tentative Course Offering:
*courses will be offered every year
#1 courses will be offered in 2020-21
#2 courses will be offered in 2021-22

TUITION FEE (2020-21)
Full-time programme: HK$130,000 (by 2 installments)
Part-time programme: HK$120,000 (by 4 installments)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
2 March 2020
Applications will start on 4 November 2019.

Online Application

COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES
September 2020

ENQUIRIES:
Tel: 3943 6096, 3943 5346
Email: hp_admission_sspe@cuhk.edu.hk