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What will I learn?

This programme is offered by the Department of Sport and Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to develop a career in the sport and recreation industry.

Programme Features

  • Aims at preparing students for providing sport and recreation services for the mainstream as well as different sectors of the population, including people with special needs and requiring special attention, such as the elderly and those with physical or intellectual disabilities.
  • Integrates broad-based academic knowledge with practical training.
  • Through extensive professional placements (500 hours of internship over a period of two years), students can gain valuable working experiences in different sport and recreation organisations that serve both the mainstream population as well as people with special needs.
  • Equips students to become sport and recreation professionals with sound knowledge foundations of human development and a strong sense of social responsibility for community services.


Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sport and Recreation Leadership awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects

  • Sport executives for organisations serving people with/without special needs
  • Recreation programme coordinators in community center serving people with/without special needs
  • Recreation officers in civil services
  • Sport executives in national sport organisation
  • Fitness consultants to the fitness industry
  • Officers in disciplinary forces

Programme Structure

This undergraduate programme is basically a four-year full-time honours undergraduate programme catering for Associate Degree graduates concentrated in sport and recreation. Students with an Associate of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies or equivalent may apply for direct admission to Year Three of the programme and to complete a total of 66 units for graduation.

Associate Degree graduates of other disciplines are required to complete certain pre-requisites, including General Education and Free Elective Courses required by Hong Kong Baptist University. The exact courses to be exempted and the number of pre-requisites to be completed shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$82,500.00 (8,34,598) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,500 per unit (Total HK $165,000).
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23; and Grade 3 in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 500 or better in each of two or more subjects in SAT Subject Tests. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree (AD) from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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