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Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong, Hongkong

2 Years


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Programme Aims

In recent years, a strong demand for sports and recreation professionals has been constituted by the rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong. This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study; especially for those who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the core areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Through high-quality education and training; this programme not only emphasises the importance of theoretical knowledge, but also the development of students’ practical and professional skills through gaining work experiences in the industry, which is undertaken during Year 3 and Year 4. Students are expected to be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines upon their graduation. Students will specialise in one of the following three specialisations: (1) sports coaching, (2) sports therapy, and (3) recreation management.

Sports Coaching Specialisation
This specialisation nurtures future sports coaches and sports scientists with the ability to enhance athletic performances with the most up-to-date knowledge of sports science and technology. A wide range of core modules are covered in this specialisation: coaching for both individual and team sports, performance measurement and analyses for both training and competition, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, strength and conditioning for sports performance, and talent identification in sports.

Sports Therapy Specialisation
This specialisation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from the United Kingdom. Students undertaking this specialisation are recognised as student members of the SST and are trained professionally on-field and clinically, with the ability to recognise, prevent and treat sports injuries for athletes. This specialisation covers recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, peripheral and vertebral manual therapy, on-field emergency management, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, also catering for the needs of the special populations.

Recreation Management Specialisation
THEi is the corporate member of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association (HKRMA). Students undertaking this specialisation are advised to become student members of the HKRMA. This specialisation provides graduates with essential training in the core areas of recreation management, work-ready for both the commercial and public sector. Core Modules include sports media, sports and globalisation, communication and public relations, operation and management in clubhouse and spa, park, pool, and horticulture management, human resources and strategic management, and marketing management.

Professional Recognition

The Sports Therapy specialisation of this programme is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, UK.

The Sports Coaching specialisation of this programme is accepted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).



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