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Master of Science in Sports Science and Physical Activity

Qualification for Admissions
  • Recognised Bachelor degree (Hons)
  • Fulfilled the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School
  • For details, please visit http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk
Period of Study
Full-time Programme: 1 year (maximum 3 years)
Part-time Programme: 2 years (maximum 4 years)
Programme Description
A sound theoretical background to enrich students’ knowledge base and to enable them to apply that knowledge in a specific sport-related setting or to pursue further research in a relevant discipline.

Suitable for professionals working in the disciplines of:
  • Sports and/or sports science
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Sports administration
Programme Requirements
  • Students are required to complete at least 24 units of courses for graduation
  • *Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfil the graduation requirement.
For details, please refer to Clause 13.0 "Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies" of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate Schoo Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/.
(a) Study Scheme (Non-Research Track)
Study Scheme Course Code Units Requirement
Required Courses SSPA6101 3
Elective Courses SSPA6102, 6103, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6309, 6701 21
Total Units --- 24
(b) Study Scheme (Research Track)
Study Scheme Course Code Units Requirement
Required Courses SPA6101, 6102, 6701 9
Elective Courses SSPA6103, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6305, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6309 9
Research Project SSPA6900 6
Total Units --- 24
*Part-time students should have obtained approval from the supervisor before selecting the research track
Course List
Code Course Title Units
SSPA6101* Research Method in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6102* Research Colloquia 3
SSPA6103* Quantitative and Qualitative Data Management & Analysis in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6201#1 Exercise: Physiology Benefits, Limit and Adaptation 3
SSPA6202#2 Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
SSPA6203#2 Health Related Physical Activity 3
SSPA6204#1 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice 3
SSPA6205#1 Structural Biomechanics and Sports Injury 3
SSPA6206#2 Biomechanics of Sports and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6207#1 Sports Injury and Rehabilitation 3
SSPA6208#2 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 3
SSPA6209#2 Coaching Science 3
SSPA6301#2 Sports, Pedagogy and Technology 3
SSPA6302#2 Theories and Applications of Motor Learning 3
SSPA6303#1 Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6304#1 Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity 3
SSPA6305#2 Sociological Issues in PE 3
SSPA6306#1 Sport Development and Delivery 3
SSPA6307#2 Sponsorship and Marketing of Sports Events and Performance 3
SSPA6308#2 Information Technology in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6309#2 Professional Attachment 3
SSPA6701* Guided Studies 3
SSPA6900* Research Project 6
Tentative Course Offering:
*courses will be offered every year
#1 courses will be offered in 2022-23
#2 courses will be offered in 2021-22
Tuition Fee (2021-22)
Full-time programme: HK$140,000 (by 2 installments) (Subject to review)
Part-time programme: HK$130,000 (by 4 installments) (Subject to review)
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