Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Sports Science)


Program Description

Programme Aims

The Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Sports Science) programme aims to educate students who wish to pursue careers related to science education with a focus on Sports Science in settings other than primary and secondary schools.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the core and applied areas of sports science including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sociocultural, psychology, nutrition and motor control. The students' mastery in these areas will be crucial for their careers for activities in the areas of education of their clients as well as pursuing an active research agenda;
  • critically evaluate the concepts of curriculum development and delivery as well as aspects of pedagogy related to sports science. As experts in sports science, graduates will be a source of unbiased information for their clients and this skill will allow them to choose career paths in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings as well as in private and public organisations;
  • demonstrate their effective learning in sports science by means of oral presentations, laboratory reports and written essays, and they will complete an Honours research project.

Programme Features

At present, there are no undergraduate programmes specifically in science education with a focus of sports science in Hong Kong. There are programmes that fall within the broad range of Physical Education/Sports/Exercise at other institutions. However, they target a different market, focusing on either PE teacher education for the local schools, exercise and physical activity or recreation management careers. The EdUHK programme would be more focused on Sports Science as understood in an international context. As such, it would be a potentially attractive programme for overseas applicants as well.

Programme Structure*

In accordance with the University's commitment to whole person development, the programme constitutes a total learning experience for all students incorporating Coursework, an Honours Project, an Internship, Electives, General Education, Co-curricular and Service Learning and Language Enhancement to enable our graduates to become responsible citizens with broad-based knowledge Sports Science. Students will complete a four-year 120 credit points programme. The following table outlines the courses and learning experiences that comprise the degree programme:


*The curriculum structure is subject to review.

Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

Language Enhancement

The Centre for Language in Education (CLE) provides both credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing language programmes (English and Chinese languages); self-access support programmes and social activities for cultural and language exchanges. Students are required to take a total of 6 credit-bearing courses in English language and 3 credit-bearing course in the Chinese language.

Medium of Instruction

The programme is primarily conducted in English.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Graduates from this programme will find a wide range of career and further education pathways, including Sports Science Educator (University Academic, Researcher), Health & Wellness Expert (Cardiac Rehabilitation Advisor, Exercise Rehabilitation Advisor, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Injury Prevention Consultant, Community Health Advisor, Occupational Health & Safety Consultant), Sports Science Consultant (Exercise, Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics), Sports & Fitness Consultant (Trainer, Sports Consultant, Gym Manager/Owner), Community/Schools Coordinator (School sports , Preparation for teaching), Sales & Marketing Representative (Medical products, Sporting goods).

Last updated Sep 2019

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