DFS Application Code: HP 82-108
HD Application Code: HP 83-208
In line with the increase in people’s leisure time, disposable income and awareness of healthy lifestyles, the provision for recreational facilities and activities has escalated in recent years. It is expected that the demand for sport and recreational services in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta will continue to increase, and that opportunities to work in this industry will expand further. In addition, the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2009 East Asia Games and 2010 Asian Games have stimulated greater participation in sport and exercise among the community, as Hong Kong aspires to be the sport and cultural centre of Asia.
Programme Aims and Features
- Equips students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to design, implement and supervise sport and recreation programmes, events and services for individuals and groups;
- Emphasises developing competencies central to the sport and recreation manager with a special focus upon Sport Event Management, Sport Performance, Sport Coaching, Sport and Recreation Facility Management, Sport Development, and Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Programming;
- Compulsory module in the summer for students to apply theory and knowledge in a practical context, in order to develop the individual and professional competencies needed when working in the recreation and sport industry;
- Students have the opportunity to participate in major local sports and recreation events as volunteers in preparation for future careers.
Opportunities for Further Studies
- Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sport and Recreation Management or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities;
- Full-time, 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sport Management, offered locally by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC);
- Part-time, 36-month, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sport Management, offered locally by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE.
2+2 Study Articulation in Hong Kong
From September 2017, there is a new “2+2 Study Articulation” for new students of HDSRM. Students who confirm to study this 2-year programme will be given a conditional offer* by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK to study another 2 years in Hong Kong to finish the BSc (Hons) Sport Management.
*Students are required to fulfill the graduation requirements of the Higher Diploma study and have a successful admission interview for the degree study.
Graduates may be considered for junior management and supervisory positions in sport and recreation organisations in both the public and private sectors, such as in community centres, private and residential clubhouses, fitness centres, theme and leisure parks, schools, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and National Sports Associations.
This is a compulsory module offered in the summer during which students undertake work experience and apply their acquired theory and knowledge into a practical context to develop the individual and professional competencies needed when working in the recreation and sport industry.