Postgraduate Diploma (Exercise Science and Physical Education)

Applicants must have a recognized bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants should fulfill the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School. Please refer to the "Postgraduate Prospectus" or webpage: for details on this requirement. Credits earned can be transferable to M.Sc. in Exercise Science subject to the approval of the Graduate Division of Education.

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

This programme is designed to provide specialized training in Exercise Science and Physical Education for those in the profession of sports, education, recreation, health, fitness and social services and those interested in the profession of exercise science and physical education. Postgraduate students entering this programme may select from a biomechanical, psychological, sociological, pedagogical, physiological sub-discipline in order to obtain the specialized training needed to be effective in Hong Kong settings.

(1) Course Requirement
Students are required to complete at least 15 units of courses for graduation. 
Study Scheme Course Code Units
Required Course EXSC6101 3
Elective I EXSC6102, 6201-6205, 6207-6208, 6210, 6211 6
Elective II SPSY6103, 6202
SSPE6001, 6002, 6100, 6200
Total Units --- 15

(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:

Credits earned can be transferable to M.Sc. in Exercise Science. 
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
SSPE 6100 Sociological Issues in Physical Education 3
SSPE 6200 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
Admission: Suspension of Admission Starting from 2018-19

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