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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

  • Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sport and Recreation Management, Sport Coaching or other related disciplines offered by local (including HKU) as well as overseas universities;
  • Full-time, Overseas study, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sport Coaching, The University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) (This programme is under review);
  • Full-time, 18-month, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching, offered locally by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College;
  • Part-time, 36-month, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sport Development with 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 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 Coaching.

*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 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.

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
  • 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.