Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management

Programme Code

JS2620


Year of Entry

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

20 - 30 (subject to changes)#

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

128

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 Programme 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.

 

Unique Features
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.

 

Student Learning Experiences 
Students are required to complete 250 hours of internship placement separately in local and overseas.  And, they are encouraged to apply exchange opportunities from one term to one academic year. Services learning are provided in various courses.

 

Career Opportunities  
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 Organisations (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)

 

Remarks

1) #As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

2) Students may take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Entrance Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE:

General Entrance Requirements

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.

 

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University