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
Programmes offered by local universities
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sport and Recreation Management or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) universities. The list below shows the UGC-funded degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:
- The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Engineering
BBA Accounting and Finance
BSc Information Management
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSc Exercise Science and Health Education
- Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) Physical Education and Recreation Management
- The Education University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Health Education (Hons)
Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) Sports Science Programme
BEd (Hons) Physical Education
*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.
Programmes offered by overseas universities
Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sport and Recreation Management or other related disciplines offered by 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 Higher Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management. 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.
# The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications at QF Level 5 (QF registration no.: 15/002495/L5) for a period from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2019. These are exempted courses under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.
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.
Mingpao JUMP, 11 August 2017
HK01, 10 July 2017