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What will I learn?

This programme is designed to provide specialised study in exercise science. Graduates will possess an in-depth understanding of the major areas of exercise science, allowing them to specialise in and increase their knowledge of exercise science or further their studies in higher degree programmes.

The programme is suitable for professionals in the sports, education, health and social service arenas, including sports scientists and medical practitioners, school teachers, nurses, allied health professionals, health administrators, social workers, coaches, athletes, team managers and others interested in pursuing a career in sports and exercise science.

Programme Requirements

Students are required to take at least 24 units, including core courses, elective courses and research method courses for graduation. Courses to be offered include:

  • EXSC 6101 Research Methods in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • EXSC 6102 Statistics in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • EXSC 6201 Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation
  • EXSC 6202 Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • EXSC 6203 Structural Biomechanics of Human Body
  • EXSC 6204 Biomechanics of Sports Injury
  • EXSC 6205 Current Issues in Sports & Exercise Psychology
  • EXSC 6207 Exercise Prescription for General and Special Populations
  • EXSC 6210 Health Related Physical Activity
  • EXSC 6211 Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
  • EXSC 6212 Guided Studies: Exercise Science
  • EXSC 6300 Research Project: Exercise Science
  • SSPE 6100 Theories and Applications of Motor Learning
  • SSPE 6200 Advances in Physical Fitness Assessment: Theory and Practice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,19,017) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

1. Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

2. pass an entrance examination or interview conducted by the Graduate Division of Education;

3. To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

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

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