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Faculty of Management and Hospitality
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

Programme code MH125101

Duration of Study
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Teaching would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan).  Some core modules and General Education (GE) modules would be conducted at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry, please contact Faculty of Management and Hospitality (Telephone No.: 3890 8222).
Programme Aims
In recent years, a strong demand for sports and recreation professionals has been constituted by the rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong.  This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study; especially for those who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the core areas of Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy, or Recreation Management.  Through high-quality education and training; this programme not only emphasises the importance of theoretical knowledge, but also the development of students’ practical and professional skills through gaining work experiences in the industry, which is undertaken during Year 3 and Year 4.  Students are expected to be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines upon their graduation.  Students will specialise in one of the following three specialisations: (1) Sports Coaching, (2) Sports Therapy, and (3) Recreation Management. 

Sports Coaching Specialisation :
This specialisation nurtures future sports coaches and sports scientists with the ability to enhance athletic performances with the most up-to-date knowledge of sports science and technology.  A wide range of core modules are covered in this specialisation: coaching for both individual and team sports, performance measurement and analyses for both training and competition, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, strength and conditioning for sports performance, and talent identification in sports.
Sports Therapy Specialisation :
This specialisation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from the United Kingdom.  Students undertaking this specialisation are recognised as student members of the SST and are trained professionally on-field and clinically, with the ability to recognise, prevent and treat sports injuries for athletes.  This specialisation covers recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, peripheral and vertebral manual therapy, on-field emergency management, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, also catering for the needs of the special populations.

Recreation Management Specialisation :
THEi is the corporate member of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association (HKRMA).  Students undertaking this specialisation are advised to become student members of the HKRMA.  This specialisation provides graduates with essential training in the core areas of recreation management, work-ready for both the commercial and public sector.  Core Modules include sports media, sports and globalisation, communication and public relations, operation and management in clubhouse and spa, park, pool, and horticulture management, human resources and strategic management, and marketing management.
Career Prospects
Sports Coaching Specialisation :
Graduates from this specialisation can become, but not limited to, being a sport coach, strength and conditioning coach, fitness coach, or a sport scientist. Potential employers include National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), local and international fitness centres, and national and overseas sports clubs.

Sports Therapy Specialisation :
Graduates from this specialisation are eligible to register at the SST, UK as a Sports Therapists and become full members. Potential employers include sports therapy and rehabilitation clinics, National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, and national or international sports clubs / teams.

Recreation Management Specialisation :
Graduates from this specialisation will have the essential qualities to work at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, private or residential clubhouses, local or international event management companies or sports marketing companies, theme parks, National Sports Associations, and Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited.
Professional Recognition
The Sports Therapy Specialisation of this programme is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, in UK.
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.