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Higher Diploma in Sports Administration

Programme code HT114004

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants are required to attend a basic physical assessment and an interview in May 2018. The basic physical assessment includes: Burpee (30 seconds), Sit-up (1 minute), Shuttle Run (4 x 10 meters) and Vertical Jump.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the technical and professional knowledge and skills in sports administration. Through the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, students can pursue Sports and Recreation Executive related careers in the sports sector after graduation.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies or employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can pursue careers in sports management, sports marketing, sports media, sports product design and sports administration in public and private sectors, such as National Sports Associations, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Non-governmental Organisations, private sports and recreation clubs, sports and recreation programme and event planning companies, sports marketing consultancy firms and sports media.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of VTC, or the top-up degree programme in Hong Kong offered by the overseas university in collaboration with the SHAPE :
  1. BSocSc (Hons) in Sports and Recreation Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Students can apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association.
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.