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Programmes

Sport Coaching and Sport Performance

HIGHER DIPLOMA INSport Coaching and Sport Performance

Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP500 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

DFS Application Code: HP 82-700

HD Application Code: HP 83-500

Programme Aims and Features

  • Introduces students to sport coaching issues including the role of the coach, coaching science and performance, and management knowledge in recreation and sport activities;
  • Emphasises developing competencies central to the coach, and sport and recreation manager with a special focus upon Sport Coaching, Sport Science and Assessment, Sport Event Management, Sport Performance, Sport and Recreation Facility Management, Sport Development, 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 as a coach 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.

 

Award Title

Graduates will be awarded Higher Diploma in Sport Coaching and Sport Performance.

 

Opportunities for Further Studies

Programmes offered by local universities

This programme has been first offered in 2016/17. Students will graduate in 2018 and may articulate to the following UGC-funded degree programmes via non-JUPAS channel:

  • 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

     

Programmes offered by overseas universities

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sport Coaching or other related disciplines offered by overseas universities:

  • Full-time, 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sport Coaching#, The University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC);
  • Part-time, 36-month, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sport Coaching#, 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 Coaching and Sport Performance. 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 Coaching#.

* Students are required to fulfill the graduation requirements of the Higher Diploma study and have a successful admission interview for the degree study.

 

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. 

Career Prospects 

Graduates may be considered for coaching and supervisory positions with organisations such as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), National Sports Associations (NSAs), fitness centres and community based sport and recreation organisations.

 

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.

 

Press Interview

Mingpao JUMP, 11 August 2017

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2-year Higher Diploma Programme

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in 5 subjects* including English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination; OR
  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies programme; OR
  • Hold a Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

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

 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

  • Obtain Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination, AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects*^; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 

Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and with relevant work experience 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 (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

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

+ 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.

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
  • Programming and Promotion in Sport and Recreation 
  • Sport Development and Performance
  • Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Sport Coaching and Coaching Science
  • Practical Sport Skill Training
  • Facility Design and Operations Management

 

Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Information Technology and Applications
  • Outdoor Adventure Recreation
  • School Sport and Coaching
  • Coaching Science and Assessment
  • 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.