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Master of Education in Sports Science and Physical Education

Qualification for Admissions
  • Recognised Bachelor degree (Hons)
  • Fulfilled the "English Language Proficiency Requirement" as stipulated by the Graduate School
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Period of Study
Full-time: 1 year (maximum 3 years)
Part-time: 2 years (maximum 4 years)
Programme Description
Students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the major areas of sports science and physical education, allowing them either to specialise in specific disciplines or pursue research in this area.

Focused areas of investigation:
  • Curriculum policy, design and implementation
  • Exercise physiology
  • Health and fitness
  • Sports and exercise psychology
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Sports pedagogy
  • Sports sociology
  • Measurement in sports and physical education
Programme Requirements
  • Students are required to complete at least 30 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 School Homepage:

Study Scheme Revised Course Code Units Requirement
Research Method Course SSPA6101 3
Research Project SSPE6901 0-9
Elective courses I SSPA6103, SSPA6201, SSPA6202, SSPA6205, SSPA6206, SSPA6303, SSPA6208, SSPA6304, SSPA6203, SSPA6207 6-21
Elective courses II SSPA6306, SSPA6307, SSPA6302, SSPA6301, SSPA6305, SSPA6204 3-18
Guided Studies SSPE6701 0-3
Elective courses Courses offered by other departments / programmes of the Faculty of Education
(There are pre-requisites for PEDU 6404 & 6405, please refer to Faculty Handbook – Course Descriptions for details.)
Total Units --- 30
Course List
Code Course Title Units
SSPA6101* Research Method in Sports Science and Physical Activity 3
SSPA6102* Research Colloquia 3
SSPA6103#2 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#2 Sports Injury and Rehabilitation 3
SSPA6208#2 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations 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
SSPE6701* Guided Studies I 3
SSPE6901* Project and Research Project: Sports Science and Physical Education 9
Elective Courses from Faculty of Education Courses offered by other departments / programmes of the Faculty of Education 3-15
*courses will be offered every year
Tentative Course Offering:
*courses will be offered every year
#1 courses will be offered in 2024-25
#2 courses will be offered in 2023-24
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