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Programmes

Sport and Recreation Management

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN Sport and Recreation Management

Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP208 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

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 in this 2-year programme will be given a conditional offer* by University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK to study for another 2 years in Hong Kong to finish the BSc 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.

Career Prospects 

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.

 

Professional Practice

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.

2-year Higher Diploma Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 2 or above in 5 subjects^ (including Chinese Language and English Language);

OR

HKALE

  • Pass in one AL subject or 2 AS subjects in the HKALE; AND 3 passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

Applicants whose HKDSE / HKALE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Higher Diploma programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies programme.

OR

  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme, Certificate in General Studies Programme, Pre-Associate Degree Programme or Foundation Programme qualification; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

^ Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

HKDSE

  • Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language; AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects#^;

If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

OR

HKCEE

  • 3 passes in the HKCEE* PLUS Level 2 / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language, or equivalent;

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

^ Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 of the HKDSE Examination.

* Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognised as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

Effective from 2017-18 Academic Year:

Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II
  • College Speaking
  • College Writing / Foundation English
  • Foundation of Chinese Language* / The Science of Everyday Life
  • Chinese Language Enhancement / Western Images of China
  • General Mathematics
  • Elements of Business
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture

 

Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English 
  • English for Academic Purposes I 
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications 
  • Sport and Recreation Industry in Hong Kong 
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Strategies in Sport and Recreation
  • Programming and Promotion in Sport and Recreation
  • Facility Design and Operations Management
  • Sport Development and Performance 
  • Professional Practice 

 

Higher Diploma Year 2

  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese*
  • Information Technology and Applications
  • Human Resource and Customer Relationship Management 
  • Outdoor Adventure Recreation
  • Management Skills in Sport and Recreation
  • Sport and Recreation Marketing 
  • Special Event and Entertainment Management
  • Sport and Recreation Management and Sport Coaching Project

 

* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.