Faculty of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 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 classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

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 Bachelor of Arts (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
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.