Studying sports coaching prepares students to select coaching methods and tools to assess and train athletes. Students learn how to design and evaluate training programmes to maximise sports performance of individuals and teams. As professionals in sports coaching, graduates are capable to critically analyse and solve problems arising from sports coaching and physical training. Using the most up-to-date technology and research informed knowledge of sports science, a wide range of sports coaching specific modules are covered, including; coaching individual and team sports, performance measurement and analyses for training and competition, sports biomechanics, exercise principles and programming, sports psychology, strength and conditioning for sports performance and talent identification in sports.
- To provide educational experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students in Sports and Recreation Management program.
- To serve as a scientific unit for the initiation and conducting of research focusing on health, exercise, and performance.
- To emphasize collaborative approaches to research and programming.
- To support elite athletes for better performance.
Areas of practice in Sports Coaching
- Sports Skills Development – Individual Sports, Team Sports, Aqua Sports
- Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology
- Nutrition for Health & Performance
- Outdoor Sports Skills & Coaching
- Sports Coaching – Individual Sports
- Sports Biomechanics
- Strength & Conditioning for Sports Performance
- Sports Psychology
- Exercise Principles & Programming
- Sports Coaching – Team Sports
- Performance Measurement & Analyses
- Talent Identification & Long-Term Development
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5
QR Registration No.: 12/000709/5
Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2022
Teaching and Supporting Staff
|Dr. Jim LUK||Assistant Professor (Programme Leader)|
|Mr. Anthony WELDON||Lecturer (Specialization Leader)|
|Mr. PANG Siu Chuen||Lecturer|
|Dr. Adam OWEN||Visiting Academic|
|Dr. Chris CARLING||Visiting Academic|
|Ms. Vivian Lai||Senior Technician|
|Mr. Sing Wong||Technician|
Facilities and equipment
Human Performance Laboratory
Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
Students’ competence are enhanced by completing a minimum of 250 hours of Work-Integrated Learning Module in a real-life workplace environment where they are able to gain valuable hands-on experiences.
Coaching Specialisation Industry Partners:
Career & Alumni
Graduates from this specialisation can become, but not limited to, being a sport coach, strength and conditioning coach, fitness coach, or a sport scientist. Potential employers include National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), local and international fitness centres, and national and overseas sports clubs.