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Master of Arts (Sports Studies)



(Suspension of admission)
(Last intake in 2019)

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 facilitates the study of sports science by focusing on sport provision and practice in modern societies. 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.

The programme is designed to cater to the specific needs of sports administrators or coaches. Those interested in sports administration, management and promotion will focus on courses that provide a sound theoretical background to enrich their knowledge base and enable them to apply that knowledge in their specific sport-related setting. Those who currently work as coaches will be able to select from a range of courses that enrich their knowledge base in coaching theory and practice. Elective courses enable students to expand their knowledge of sports and exercise psychology, sports physiology and sports biomechanics in addition to strategic planning for sports development. Both strands provide students with an opportunity to engage in sports research or an in-service sport-related project.

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 Original Course Code Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Core Courses EXSC6101, EXSC6102 SSPA6101, SSPA6103 6
Specialty Courses EXSC6208, SPSY6103, SPSY6202, SSPE6002 SSPA6304, SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6301 12
Elective courses EXSC6202, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6210, EXSC6211, SPSY6701, SSPE6200 SSPA6202, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6203, SSPA6207, SPSY6701, SSPA6204 6
Total Units --- --- 24
* Not applicable to full-time students

(b) Study Scheme (Research Track)
Study Scheme Original Course Code Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Core Courses EXSC6101, EXSC6102 SSPA6101, SSPA6103 6
Specialty Courses EXSC6208, SPSY6103, SPSY6202, SSPE6002 SSPA6304, SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6301 6
Elective courses EXSC6202, EXSC6204, EXSC6205, EXSC6210, EXSC6211, SSPE6200 SSPA6202, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6203, SSPA6207, SSPA6204
Guided Studies SPSY6701 SPSY6701 3
Research Project SPSY6901 SPSY6901 9
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
EXSC6101 (SSPA6101) Research Methods in Exercise Science and Sports Studies 3
EXSC6102 (SSPA6103) Statistics in Exercise Science and Sports Studies 3
EXSC6202 (SSPA6202) Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
EXSC6204 (SSPA6206) Biomechanics of Sports Injury 3
EXSC6205 (SSPA6303) Current Issues in Sports & Exercise Psychology 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
SPSY 6701 Guided Studies: Sports Studies 3
SPSY 6901 Research Project: Sports Studies 9
SSPE6002 (SSPA6301) Pedagogy of Sports and Adapted Physical Activities 3
SSPE6200 (SSPA6204) Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3

Remarks:
Not all elective courses will be offered every year.