MSocSc(SCM) targets for students who plan to pursue careers related to sports coaching and management. As a postgraduate programme, applicants are required to have basic knowledge in sports-related subjects or demonstrate outstanding performance at least in one sport before their admission.
MSocSc(SCM) will provide students with advanced knowledge and practical experiences in sports coaching and management. It will cover various essential elements, ranging from sports technology, performance analysis, trends and development, basic skills in writing funding proposal, and marketing strategies in sports industry. Graduates are expected to pursue a coaching career in different sports populations varying from community clients to professional athletes. The programme will enhance the coaching and management ability of students; and address the urgent community needs of improving personal health by providing trained professionals.
Highlights of MSocSc(SCM)
The programme composes 24-credit-points (cps) with 4 core courses (12 cps). All students need to take 4 core courses (12 cps).
Students should further take either 4 elective courses (12 cps), or 1 elective course (3 cps) plus a Master's thesis (9 cps), to add up to 24 cps for graduation.
|One-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time|
|4 Core Courses||+ 4 Elective Courses OR|
+ 1 Elective Course and 1 Thesis
The 4 core courses provide students with knowledge and skills related to sports coaching and management. To strengthen students' knowledge in different domains, a pool of 6 electives are provided for students to select for completing the programme.
For students who choose to work on the Master's thesis, they will be assigned with a supervisor who will guide them through a sports coaching and management-related research project.
|Core Courses||Administration and Management Leadership in Sports||3|
|Research Methodology in Sports Coaching and Management||3|
|Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching||3|
|Experiential Learning in Sports Industry||3|
|Elective Courses||Conditioning and Injury Prevention||3|
|Current Issues and Trends in Sports Coaching and Management||3|
|Mental Preparation and Performance in Sports||3|
|Physiology and Nutrition for High Performance||3|
|Sports Marketing and Business Management||3|
|Sports Policy and Development||3|
The medium of instruction is English.
Note 1 : Regional/National elite athletes who do not meet the English Language Requirements of the University:
Note 2 : The number of applicants admitted via Note 1 above is capped at 15% of the total intake.
This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee for the whole Programme is HK$120,000, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.