Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master of Education (Sports Science and Physical Education)

Applicants must have arecognized 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: for details on this requirement. 

Full-time programme: 1 year (maximum: 3 years)
Part-time programme: 2 years (maximum: 4 years)

This programme is designed to provide specialised study in sports science and physical education. Graduates will possess an in-depth understanding of the major areas of sports science and physical education, allowing them either to specialise in and increase their knowledge of physical education practices or pursue research in this area. The programme offers eight areas of investigation: Sports and Exercise Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Sports Biomechanics, Curriculum Policy, Design and Implementation in Sports and Physical Education, Sports Pedagogy, Sports Sociology, Health and Fitness, and Measurement in Sports and Physical Education.

  • Curriculum Policy, Design & Implementation in Sports & Physical Education
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health and Fitness
  • Measurement in Physical Education and Sports
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Sports Sociology

1. Course Requirement
(a) Applicable to students admitted in 2014-15 and thereafter Student is required to take at least 30 units of courses for graduation.
Study Scheme Course (3 units/modules) Units Requirement
Research Method Course EXSC6101 3
Research Project SSPE6901 0-9
Elective courses (EXSC) EXSC6102, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6207, 6208, 6210, 6211 6-15
Elective courses (SSPE/SPSY) SPSY6103, 6202
SSPE6001, 6002, 6100, 6200
Guided Studies SSPE6701 0-3
Elective Courses from Faculty of Education Courses offered by other departments / programmes of the Faculty of Education
(There are pre-requisites for PEDU 6404 & 6405, please refer to Faculty Handbook – Course Descriptions for details.)
Total Units --- 30

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 obtain 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:

Code Course Title Units
EXSC 6101* Research Methods in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
EXSC 6102* Statistics in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
EXSC 6201 Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation 3
EXSC 6202 Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
EXSC 6203 Structural Biomechanics of the Human Body 3
EXSC 6204 Biomechanics of Sports Injury 3
EXSC 6205 Current Issues in Sports & Exercise Psychology 3
EXSC 6207 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 3
EXSC 6208 Social & Cultural Influence on Physical Activity 3
EXSC 6210 Health Related Physical Activity 3
EXSC 6211 Sports Injury & Rehabilitation 3
SPSY 6103 Sports Development and Delivery   3 
SPSY 6202 Sponsorship and Marketing of Sport Events and Performance  3
SSPE 6001 Theories and Applications of Motor Learning 3
SSPE 6002  Pedagogy of Sports and Adapted Physical Activities 3
SSPE 6100 Sociological Issues in Physical Education 3
SSPE 6200 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
SSPE 6701* Guided Studies I 3
SSPE 6901* Project and Research Project: Sports Science and Physical Education 9
Elective Courses from Faculty of Education Courses offered by other departments / programmes of the Faculty of Education 3-15
* course will be offered every year

Not all elective courses will be offered every year.

TUITION FEE (2018-19)
Full-time programme: $4,060 per unit (Provisional)
Part-time programme: $3,900 per unit (Provisional)

February 28, 2018 (for 2018 intake)
Applications may be submitted from 30 October 2017.

Online Application

September 2018


Tel: 3943 5346