Vision

We aim to lead physical education (PE), health education, and sports science education locally, regionally, and ultimately internationally with a focus on educational research, development, and innovation. We will continue to nurture outstanding and caring educators and professionals to have a sustained impact on social progress and human betterment in Hong Kong and beyond.

 

Mission

By simultaneously embodying PE, health education, and sports science education, the department provides teacher education and education-plus programmes to fulfil the following objectives:
  1. Nurturing quality PE teachers as well as sports and health professionals who are self-reliant life-long learners capable of integrating theory and practice to serve as role models and encourage personal and professional healthy behaviours; and
  2. Innovatively and strategically enhancing the department’s leading role in the field.

To accomplish these aims, we are committed to
  • Maintaining our core mission of being the primary provider of PE teachers in Hong Kong;
  • Strategically expanding and extending the roles of PE teachers;
  • Developing education-plus programmes by incorporating research and innovation in sports science and health education;
  • Enhancing professional standards by recruiting quality staff and promoting a research culture among staff and graduates that emphasizes quality education and education-plus research and innovation;
  • Engaging in strategic collaborations with industry–community partnerships and student–staff exchanges both locally and globally; and
  • Implementing teaching and learning activities conducive to sustainable social and economic development in Hong Kong.

Our History and Curriculum

The Department was established in 2009 in response to the challenge of health problems among young people as well as the transforming role of physical education in primary and secondary school curriculum in Hong Kong. We play an important role in the on-going development of educating the public in the areas of health and physical education in Hong Kong and the greater East Asia region.
 
It has been well established that children and adolescents are facing serious health problems locally and internationally. Many factors have been identified as determinants, including unhealthy personal lifestyle, lack of health practices, societal environments non-conducive to better health, and either a lack of comprehensive health policies in some countries or difficulties in their implementation in others. In Hong Kong, health professionals and educators have been working diligently on all fronts to combat the growing problems in childhood and adolescent chronic non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and mental ill-health. These front- line professionals are also devoting much effort in advancing health through improving children’s knowledge in health, enhancing skills in managing and promoting personal health, as well as changing sedentary and unhealthy life styles into active and healthy living.
 
The EdUHK has been designated as the main institute for providing professional training and education for future and in-service school educators in Hong Kong. Our Department is the key department in EdUHK to offer programmes to equip students with professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote health practices in local schools and the community. We offer the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science Education in Sport Science (Honours), and Bachelor of Health Education (Honours). Apart from the aforementioned programmes, we also provide Professional Development Programmes in School Health and Physical Education with the aim of equipping in-service teachers with skills in adolescent and childhood health development and facing public health challenges in the school environment.

Dr. MA Wai Wing, Ada

Associate Professor & Head of Department
Research interests:
Health Education, Health Promotion, School Health, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Web-based Learning, Life-long Learning, Curriculum Innovations, Assessments, Textiles Education

Dr. SUN Fenghua, Bob

Assistant Professor & Associate Head of Department
Research interests:
• Nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise
• Exercise, nutrition and body weight control
• Physical activity, nutrition and health promotion

Dr. OR Pui Lai, Peggy

Assistant Professor & Associate Head of Department
Research interests:
Infection control, Healthcare quality, school health, eLearning

Prof. CHENG Sheung-Tak

Chair Professor of Psychology and Gerontology
Research interests:
• Successful aging
• Elderly depression and suicide
• Dementia caregivers
• Social network
• Activity therapy

Prof. CHOW Hung Kay Daniel

Chair Professor of Health and Sports Science
Research interests: 
Movement Analysis, Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Sports Health, Christian Education

Dr. TSE Choi Yeung, Andy

Associate Professor
Research interests:
Andy’s primary research interest lies on the motor learning and impact of physical activity on psychological, cognitive and physical well-being in children with autism spectrum disorder.  He is also interested in motor development and the effect of free-play on overall quality of life in typically developing children. He recently initiates a new research project on the investigation of free-play participation among school-aged children. His research goal is to propose a lighthouse parenting strategy as a reasonable approach to build success among children.

Dr. CHOW Chi Ching, Gary

Assistant Professor
Research interests:
Sports recovery;
Postural control and sports;
Rugby Science;
Sports training invention;
Technology in Physical Education;
Generic skills and sports participation

Dr. CHUNG Ming Yan, Louisa

Assistant Professor
Research interests:
• Eat ing behaviour modification,
• teledietetics,
• nutrition education and knowledge transfer,
• physical fitness assessment in the community,
• glycemic index,
• exergaming for health

Dr. LEUNG Ka Man, Carman

Assistant Professor
Qualifications
B.Sci.(University of Hong Kong); M.Soc.Sci. (Hong Kong Baptist University);
MSci. (Boise State University); Ph.D. (Hong Kong Baptist University)
 
Areas of Teaching
Volleyball; Sport management; teaching and coaching in Physical Education
 
Research Interests
Older adult, children, environmental correlates to physical activity (especially walking),
light volleyball, sitting light volleyball (adapted physical activity), Esports, Physical activity promotion, physical activity measurement

Dr. LOUIE Hung Tak, Lobo

Senior Lecturer I
Qualifications:
Graduate Certificate in Sports & Recreation Management: Victoria University of Technology, Australia.
Doctor of Physical Education: Springfield College, USA.
Master of Science: Springfield College, USA.
Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Lauda): Springfield College, USA.
Advanced Teacher Certificate in Education (Physical Education): Grantham College of Education, Hong Kong.
Teacher Certificate: Northcote College of Education, Hong Kong.

Research interests:

Pediatric Exercise Science; Physical Activity; Outdoor Sports and Wilderness Experience

Mr. KAM Wai Keung, Kevin

Senior Lecturer I
Research interests:
Socio-cultural Studies in Sport and Physical Education, Curricular and Pedagogical Studies of Physical Education, Professional Development of PE Teachers, Physical Activity, Fitness and Health Promotion, Outdoor Adventure Education

Mr. CHAN Ching Yat, Roy

Senior Lecturer II
Qualifications
Master of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Master of Exercise Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Education (Hons.), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Areas of Teaching
Sports and Exercise for Special Populations, Teaching Physical Education to Students with Special Needs, Theory and Practice of Team Ball Games, Theory and Practice of Racquet Games, Current Issues and controversies in Hong Kong School Physical Education
 
Research Interests
Adapted Physical Education, Physical Fitness of Person with Special Needs

Ms. TAM Sze Man, Simone

Lecturer I
Qualifications:
M.A. (Sports Studies), CUHK
PCEd. (Special Education), HKU
Teacher Cert. (P.E.), EdUHK
BSc. (Biochemistry), HKU
 
Areas of teaching:
Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy in Sports Science Education, Current Issues in Sports Science and Education , Teaching PE to students with Special Needs, Theory and Practice of Individual Physical Activities / Team Games
 
Research interests:
Fundamental Movement / Motor Performance of Young Children

Ms. WANG Sha

Lecturer I
Qualifications:
B.Ed. (Beijing Sports); M.Ed. (Beijing Sports)
 
Areas of teaching:
Gymnastics, Aerobics, Dance and Tai Chi
 
Research interests:
Gymnastics and Aerobics

Ms. CHAN Ka Man, Carmen

Lecturer II
Qualifications:
  • Certificate of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level Two) (HKSSEP),
  • Bachelor of Health Education (Hons) (EdUHK),
  • MSocSc (Psychology) (Schools and Community Settings) (EdUHK).

Areas of teaching:
Physical Fitness Education, Child and Adolescent Health Education
 
Research interests:
Physical health & mental health, karate-do

Dr. HA Chui Wai Sophia

Lecturer II
Academic Qualifications:
  • BA (Physical Education and Recreation Management, HKBU)
  • MA (Gender Studies, CUHK)
  • PhD (Orthopaedics and Traumatology, CUHK)

Professional Qualifications:
  • Level I Swimming Teacher, Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association
  • Examination Leader, The Hong Kong Life Saving Association
  • Level I Shuttlecock Coach, Hong Kong Shuttlecock Association

 Areas of teaching:
  • Sport injuries
  • Sport management
  • Health promotion
  • Curriculum planning and pedagogy in sports science

Research interests:
  • Sport biomechanics
  • Sport injuries
  • Mechanisms of motor development and motor learning
  • Gait analysis

Professor Andrew G. CRESSWELL

Status and Qualification:
Head of School
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
The University of Queensland, Australia

Appointment Period:
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

Prof Richard Irving TINNING

(Emeritus Professor of Pedagogy)
Status and Qualification:
Professor of Pedagogy & Physical Education, School of Human Movement Studies,
University of Queensland, Australia
And
Professor of Physical Education, School of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Appointment Period:
1 November 2021 to 31 October 2023

Prof Thomas WONG Kwok Shing

Status and Qualification:
RN, GRNC, Dip T (N Ed.), B Ed (Soc.), GD Instr. Uses Comp, MSc (IT), PhD, JP
President, Ginger Knowledge Transfer and Consultancy Limited
Kyorin Chair Professor, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
Distinguished Professor, Guangzhou Medical University

Appointment Period:
1 June 2021 to 31 May 2023

Dr LI Chung

Status and Qualifications:
Justice of Peace of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
(since 2015)

Appointment Period:
1 October 2021 to 30 September 2023

Prof Jeffrey WILKS

Status and Qualifications:
Psychologist (National Registration - Australia)
Health Psychologist (completing Specialist Registration)
Legal Practitioner (Admitted - New South Wales Supreme Court)

Appointment Period:
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021

Dr TSANG Fan Kwong

Status and Qualifications:
Specialist in Psychiatry in private practice

Appointment Period:
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

Ms Patricia CHING

Status and Qualifications:
Senior Nurse Adviser of Infection Control at Hong Kong Baptist Hospital

Appointment Period:
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

Dr CHOW Pui Yu Lina

Status and Qualifications:
PhD, MEd in Teacher Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Physical Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
(since 2015)

Appointment Period:
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022

Dr CRUZ Alberto

Status and Qualifications:
Doctor of Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Physical Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
(since 2018)

Appointment Period:
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022