A1M097 / C2M029

Master of Social Sciences in Sports Coaching and Management
(1-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time)

Programme Leader:
Dr. LEUNG Ka Man Carman 
Enquiry Hotline:
Office︰(852) 2948 7153 / (852) 2948 8470
WhatsApp︰6824 1483
WeChat ID︰MSocSc_SCM
(852) 2948 7848
Department of Health and Physical Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong



First round invitation was sent to eligible applicants on 29 April 2022 via email. Local applicants who have enquiries about this fellowship scheme, please contact the Programme Office (Tel.: 2948 7153 / mssscm@eduhk.hk) for assistance.

  • Applications are open to local students who are admitted to the 2022 cohort only; both full-time and part-time students are eligible;
  • The award of the fellowships will be based on merits taking into account the students' academic achievements, professional qualifications, relevant working experience and achievements in other areas as well as the proposals submitted by the students; and
  • To avoid double subsidy, applications from students who are receiving other forms of government scholarship (except student financial assistance) for pursuing the same programme will NOT be considered.

Fellowship Amount

The fellowship students are only required to pay a tuition fee of HK$42,100 for the whole programme of 2022 cohort.

Application Arrangements

The application is by invitation (i.e. Students are required to first obtain an admission offer from the programme before invited to apply for the fellowship.).


Please refer to UGC's website and EdUHK Graduate School's website for more details of the Scheme. For enquiries, please contact us on (852) 2948 7153 or by e-mail: mssscm@eduhk.hk.

Additional notes:

  • Applicants are required to submit a written proposal and attend the interview and/or presentation (if applicable).
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.
  • The awardees are required to attend all invited functions related to the fellowship.


MSocSc(SCM) targets 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 to address the urgent community needs of improving personal health by providing trained professionals. 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 or management career in different sports populations varying from community clients to professional athletes. 
Highlights of MSocSc(SCM)
  • Experiential Learning in Sports Industries
  • Highly Business-oriented
  • Dialogue with CEOs and Senior Managers
  • Full Scholarship for Elite Athletes with Outstanding Performance



The programme aims to:
  1. promote a comprehensive understanding of sports coaching and management;
  2. enhance competence in coaching and management through various elements ranging from sports performance analysis to marketing strategies in sports industry; and
  3. develop leadership in sports coaching and/or management industry.
On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the mastery and application of coaching and management ability in sports industry;
  2. synergize scientific and evidence-based strategies for sports coaching and management;
  3. develop leadership in planning and implementing coaching programme and/or policy in sports industry.



The programme comprises 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 
+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.
Course Title Cps
Core Courses
PES6250 Administration and Management Leadership in Sports 3
PES6251 Research Methodology in Sports Coaching and Management 3
PES6252 Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching 3
PES6253 Experiential Learning in Sports Industry 3
Elective Courses
PES6254 Conditioning and Injury Prevention 3
PES6255 Current Issues and Trends in Sports Coaching and Management 3
PES6256 Mental Preparation and Performance in Sports 3
PES6257 Physiology and Nutrition for High Performance 3
PES6258 Sports Marketing and Business Management 3
PES6259 Sports Policy and Development 3
PES6260 Master's Thesis 9
Disclaimer - Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.


The medium of instruction is English.


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.


    1. Applicants should normally hold a recognized Bachelor's degree in sports or a closely related subject; or local elite athletes or Regional/National elite athletes with a recognized Bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualifications; and
    2. Applicants whose entrance qualification was obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements (Note 1):
      -IELTS 6.0; or
      -Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
      -a TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based test); or
      -Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of 430 or above and the test result should be valid within two years); or
      -Other equivalent qualifications.

      Note 1: Regional/National elite athletes who do not meet the English Language Requirements of the University:
      • will be considered for admission on an individual basis; and if selected,
      • will be required to successfully complete an additional English enhancement course offered by the Centre for Language in Education (CLE) of the University  during the study period on a self-financing basis in order to meet the graduation requirements.
    3. Eligible applicants may be invited for admission interview. 
Online Application: https://www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online/ 
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MSocSc(SCM) Programme Promotion Video (2022)

Programme Leaflet
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Dr. TSE Choi Yeung, Andy

Associate Professor & Acting Head of Department
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. LOUIE Hung Tak, Lobo

Senior Lecturer I & Associate Head of Department
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

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

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. 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:
• Eating 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
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. OR Pui Lai, Peggy

Assistant Professor
Research interests:
Infection control, Healthcare quality, school health, eLearning

Dr. POON Tsz Chun, Eric

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Education) (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Sc. (Exercise Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.Sc. (1st class; Double major in Food & Nutrition Science/ Exercise Science), The University of Hong Kong
Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine                                               
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Areas of Teaching
Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity and Fitness, Coaching Science, Sport Nutrition and Sport Psychology
Research Interests
High-Intensity Interval Training and Health Benefits, Physical Fitness and Exercise Promotion, Sport Nutrition and Exercise Performance

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

Areas of teaching:
Physical Fitness Education, Child and Adolescent Health Education
Research interests:
Physical health & mental health, karate-do
  • Member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Councillor of the Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation

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
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