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Master of Education in Sports Science and Physical Education

Qualification for Admissions
  • Recognised Bachelor degree (Hons)
  • Fulfilled the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School
  • For details, please visit http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk
Period of Study
Full-time: 1 year (maximum 3 years)
Part-time: 2 years (maximum 4 years)
Programme Description
Students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the major areas of sports science and physical education, allowing them either to specialise in specific disciplines or pursue research in this area.

Focused areas of investigation:
  • Curriculum policy, design and implementation
  • Exercise physiology
  • Health and fitness
  • Sports and exercise psychology
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Sports pedagogy
  • Sports sociology
  • Measurement in sports and physical education
Programme Requirements
  • Students are required to complete at least 30 units of courses for graduation
  • *Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfil the graduation requirement.
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/.

(a) Applicable to students admitted in 2020-21 and thereafter.
Study Scheme Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Research Method Course SSPA6101 3
Research Project SSPE6901 0-9
Elective courses I SSPA6103, SSPA6201, SSPA6202, SSPA6205, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6208, SSPA6304, SSPA6203, SSPA6207 6-21
Elective courses II SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6302, SSPA6301, SSPA6305, SSPA6204 3-18
Guided Studies SSPE6701 0-3
Elective courses 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.)
3-15
Total Units --- 30
(b) Applicable to students admitted in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Study Scheme Original Course Code Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Research Method Course EXSC6101 SSPA6101 3
Research Project SSPE6901 SSPE6901 0-9
Elective courses (EXSC) EXSC6102, EXSC6201, EXSC6202, EXSC6203, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6207, EXSC6208, EXSC6210, EXSC6211 SSPA6103, SSPA6201, SSPA6202, SSPA6205, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6208, SSPA6304, SSPA6203, SSPA6207 6-21
Elective courses (SSPE/SPSY) SPSY6103, SPSY6202, SSPE6001, SSPE6002, SSPE6100, SSPE6200 SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6302, SSPA6301, SSPA6305, SSPA6204 3-18
Guided Studies SSPE6701 SSPE6701 0-3
Elective courses 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.)
3-15
Total Units --- --- 30
(c) Applicable to students admitted in 2017-18 and before.
Study Scheme Original Course Code Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Research Method Course EXSC6101 SSPA6101 3
Research Project SSPE6901 SSPE6901 0-9
Elective courses (EXSC) EXSC6102, EXSC6201, EXSC6202, EXSC6203, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6207, EXSC6208, EXSC6210, EXSC6211 SSPA6103, SSPA6201, SSPA6202, SSPA6205, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6208, SSPA6304, SSPA6203, SSPA6207 6-15
Elective courses (SSPE/SPSY) SPSY6103, SPSY6202, SSPE6001, SSPE6002, SSPE6100, SSPE6200 SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6302, SSPA6301, SSPA6305, SSPA6204 6-15
Guided Studies SSPE6701 SSPE6701 0-3
Elective courses 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.)
3-15
Total Units --- --- 30
Course List
Code Course Title Units
SSPA6101* Research Method in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
EXSC6101 (SSPA6101)* Research Methods in Exercise Science and Sports Studies 3
EXSC6102 (SSPA6103)* Statistics in Exercise Science and Sports Studies 3
EXSC6201 (SSPA6201) Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation 3
EXSC6202 (SSPA6202) Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
EXSC6203 (SSPA6205) Structural Biomechanics of the Human Body 3
EXSC6204 (SSPA6206) Biomechanics of Sports Injury 3
EXSC6205 (SSPA6303) Current Issues in Sports & Exercise Psychology 3
EXSC6207 (SSPA6208) Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 3
EXSC6208 (SSPA6304) Social and Cultural Influence on Physical Activity 3
EXSC6210 (SSPA6203) Health Related Physical Activity 3
EXSC6211 (SSPA6207) Sports Injury & Rehabilitation 3
SPSY6103 (SSPA6306) Sport Development and Delivery 3
SPSY6202 (SSPA6307) Sponsorship and Marketing of Sport Events and Performance 3
SSPE6001 (SSPA6302) Theories and Applications of Motor Learning 3
SSPE6002 (SSPA6301) Pedagogy of Sports and Adapted Physical Activities 3
SSPE6100 (SSPA6305) Sociological Issues in Physical Education 3
SSPE6200 (SSPA6204) Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
SSPE6701* Guided Studies I 3
SSPE6901* 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
*courses will be offered every year
Remarks:
Not all elective courses will be offered every year.
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