Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Hong Kong
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 53,253

About this course

This programme is rigorous and intellectually stimulating, preparing students for further education or careers in the core areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Both theoretical knowledge and the development of students’ practical and professional skills are emphasised through high-quality education and training, as well as opportunities for work experiences in the industry. Students will specialise in one of the following three specialisations:

  • Sports coaching - students learn to enhance athletic performances with the latest knowledge of sports science and technology
  • Sports therapy - students are trained to recognise, prevent and treat sports injuries for athletes. This specialisation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from the United Kingdom
  • Recreation management - students develop skills relevant to core areas of recreation management so that they are work-ready for both the commercial and public sector

 

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 6 or equivalent. 

Curriculum

YEAR 1

  • Sports Skills Development – Individual Sports
  • Sports Skills Development – Team Sports
  • Sports Massage & Stretching
  • Introduction to Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
  • Philosophy & Sociology in Sports & Recreation
  • Motor Learning & Control for Human Performance
  • Business Management Fundamentals
  • Law & Ethics in Sports & Recreation
  • GE Core Module: Chinese 1
  • GE Core Module: English for Academic Studies 1
  • GE Core Module: The Human Spirit

YEAR 2

  • Sports Skills Development – Aqua Sports
  • Nutrition for Health & Performance
  • Management of Sports Injuries
  • Events Planning & Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Volunteering Management
  • Adventure-based Recreation
  • Sports & Recreation for Selected Populations
  • Facilities Management in Sports & Recreation
  • GE Core Module: Social Dynamics of Organisations
  • GE Core Module: Habits of Scientific Thinking
  • GE Elective Module 1 *

YEAR 3

  • Fitness Coaching & Management
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • GE Core Module: Chinese 2
  • GE Core Module: English for Academic Studies 2
  • GE Core Module: English for Professional Purposes
  • GE Elective Module 2 *
  • Programme Elective 1 *
  • Programme Elective 2 *

Programme Specialisation Modules:

  • Sports Coaching
    • Advanced Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
    • Sports Coaching – Individual Sports
    • Strength & Conditioning for Sports Performance
    • Exercise Principles & Programming
  • Sports Therapy
    • Advanced Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
    • Recognition & Evaluation of Sports Injuries
    • Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
    • Strength & Conditioning for Sports Performance
  • Recreation Management
    • Sports Media, Communication & Public Relations
    • Marketing Management
    • Operation & Management in Clubhouse & Spa
    • Human Resources Management

YEAR 4

  • Honours Project 1
  • Honours Project 2
  • GE Elective Module 3 *
  • GE Elective Module 4 *

Programme Specialisation Modules:

  • Sports Coaching
    • Performance Measurement & Analyses
    • Outdoor Sports Skills & Coaching
    • Sports Biomechanics
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sports Coaching – Team Sports
    • Talent Identification & Long-Term Development
  • Sports Therapy
    • Exercise Testing & Training for Sports Injury Prevention
    • Vertebral Manual Therapy
    • Peripheral Manual Therapy
    • Pitchside Emergency & Trauma Management
    • Rehabilitation of Special Populations
    • Professional Practice & Clinical Leadership in Sports Therapy
  • Recreation Management
    • Sports & Globalisation
    • Accounting for Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Park, Pool & Horticulture Management
    • Departmental Budgeting & Control OR Customer Service Management
    • Staff Training & Development OR  Entrepreneurship 

 

* Modules offerings are subjected to changes. 

Remark: Students are also required to complete the Work-integrated Learning module before a Bachelor Degree is awarded.

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