Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management

Programme Code

JS2620


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

26 (subject to changes)

Class Start Date

September 2018

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT 2

- This programme will consider Applied Learning subjects relating to Physical Education in the admissions selection process.

- High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.
 

 

Programme Description

Aims and Objectives

To be physically active is an integral and important part of healthy living. With the increasing awareness and need for quality and active lifestyles, the number of public and private sport facilities, fitness clubs, and residential clubhouses have increased substantially over the years. There is a high demand for professional management of sports and recreation programmes and facilities as well as delivery of quality physical education in school and community environments. With the continuous demand for trained graduates in the field of physical education, sport, and recreation management, the BA(Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management (PERM) Programme was established in 1992. The overall aim of the PERM is to provide students with sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and practical experience (internship) in the discipline of physical education and recreation management. Furthermore, under the University's ethos of "whole person education", students will also receive a strong liberal arts education that will prepare them for a variety of careers.

Specifically, the objectives of the PERM programme are to enable students to:

- Acquire knowledge and concepts in physical education, sport sciences, and recreation;

- Understand the key issues relating to physical education and recreation management in society;

- Apply knowledge and skills to effectively select, plan, conduct, and manage programmes in physical education, sport, health fitness, and recreation;

- Apply a variety of assessment tools for evaluating physical education, sport, health fitness, and recreation programmes;

- Develop critical thinking skills, independent research skills, communication skills, and team work skills; and 

- Develop positive attitudes towards the adoption of a healthy active lifestyle.

The PERM programme covers sport science theory and knowledge and sport skill practical courses that are essential for a physical education teacher trainee as well as for a sport coach.  Students who opt for the "Teaching Physical Education in Schools" career track need to enrol in the Diploma in Education (Teaching) programme for an additional year. By fulfilling the teacher training requirement, graduates are then eligible to apply for "Registered Physical Education Teacher" status.

 

Career Opportunities

Career Track of the Graduates

Graduates of the PERM programme are employed in sport and recreation programme planning and management in the following agencies: 

- Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Government) 

- Disciplinary Forces (Government) 

- National Sports Associations 

- Hong Kong Sports Institute 

- Non-Government Organizations (e.g., Chinese YMCA, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups) 

- Sport Marketing and Consultancy Companies 

- Sports Media 

- Recreation Camps 

- Residential Clubhouses and Private Recreation Clubs 

- Fitness Centres 

- Schools/Higher Education Institutes (Teaching Physical Education)

 

Remark

Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.

For 2018 entry, the Programme will NOT consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements. However, it will consider M1/M2 subject as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will NOT consider any Applied Learning Subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

The Programme will NOT consider any Other Language subjects as unspecified elective subject.

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    e.g.: 4 core subjects + 1 best/specified elective or 2 best/specified electives
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
    HKDSE Standard Score + 1 best X Sum of scores for 4 core subjects plus 1 best/specified elective subject (Category A)
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.