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Doctor of Philosophy (Education - Sports Science and P.E.)



QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
Applicants must have a recognised Master's degree, obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or equivalent education qualification, relevant working experience and provide proof of her/his research capability in the form of past publications, Master's thesis, and/or strong support from academic references. Applicants should fulfill the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School. Please refer to the "Postgraduate Prospectus" or website: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk for details on this requirement.

PERIOD OF STUDY
For students with a research master’s degree:
Full-time programme: 36 months (maximum period of study: 72 months)
Part-time programme: 48 months (maximum period of study: 84 months)

For students without a research master’s degree:
Full-time programme: 48 months (maximum period of study: 84 months)
Part-time programme: 64 months (maximum period of study: 100 months)

Remark: The University reserves absolute discretion to decide whether the degree possessed by a student is a research master’s degree or not, such decision is to be communicated through the admission notification.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION
The Ph.D. Programme in Education (Sports Science and Physical Education) is research-oriented. This programme normally combines seminars with guided independent research in an individually designed course of study under the guidance of a supervisor and two or three other advisors. The programme reflects the mission of the Department and is based on the premise that physical activity is a health-related behaviour that influences the health and well-being of individuals. It is from this perspective that post-graduate students can study physical activity and exercise using a physiological, psychological, biomechanical, pedagogical or sociological approach. Consequently, all of the research conducted in the Department is focused on physical activity in terms of its contribution to related fields of sports medicine, health and exercise.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
The Ph.D. Programme in Education is research-oriented. A study normally combines seminars with guided independent research in an individually designed course of study under the guidance of supervisor and two or three other advisors. S/he may be required to enroll in formal courses of lectures within the Graduate Division of Education and in other divisions of the University as deemed necessary.  

AREA OF STUDY
  • Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
  • Sports Nutrition and Exercise Performance
  • Mind-body Exercises (Taichi / Qigong) for Health
  • Physical Fitness Measurement and Evaluation
  • Intergenerational Interactions in Physical Literacy and Physical Activity
  • Application of Quality Physical Education to Improve Physical Activity and Health of Students
  • Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Physical Activity Interventions on Motor Performance and Psychosocial Health in Children and Youth with Special Educational Needs
  • Physical Literacy and its Application in Different Populations
  • Professional Development of Physical Education Teachers
  • Mobility and Falls in Older Adults
  • Sports Biomechanics and Injury Prevention

COMPLETED THESIS
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APPLICATION DEADLINE
PhD Programme (HKPFS Scheme)
(Applicants who apply for PhD Programme through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme):
RGC application deadline: 1 December 2020 at 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time)
CUHK application deadline: 3 December 2020 by 12:00 noon (Hong Kong time)

PhD Programme (non-HKPFS Scheme)
(Applicants who apply for PhD Programme directly with CUHK) :
1 February 2021

Online Application

Scholarship and Fees
https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/scholarships-fees/hkpfs

COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES
September 2021

Enquiries:
Tel: 3943 6089; 3943 3950
Email: sports@cuhk.edu.hk