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Faculty of Management and Hospitality

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

Programme code MH145101

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.)

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.  The 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 Sports Management. Through high-quality education and training; the 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) Sports Management. 

Sports Coaching Specialisation :
The specialisation is accepted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). It 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 :
The 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. The 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.

Sports Management Specialisation :
THEi is the corporate member of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association (HKRMA). Students undertaking the specialisation are advised to become student members of the HKRMA. The specialisation provides graduates with essential training in the core areas of sports 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, customer service management and strategic management, and account management.
Professional Recognition
The Sports Therapy Specialisation of the programme is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, UK.

The Sports Coaching specialisation of the programme is accepted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. 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.