Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching - This programme covers Sports Management, Sports Coaching and Sports Sciences. Students are provided with 300 hours internship, helping them to attain professional recognitions and develop their career.

The programme is operated by HKCT Institute of Higher Education and supported by SF&OC.

This is a full-time senior year entry (Year 3 entry) programme (Duration: 2 years). Based on sports management and coaching, the programme covers the associated methods to create a knowledge-based professional. For full-time Year 1 entry, please click here.

As SF&OC (Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China)'s partner, HKCT  students are provided with support in life planning, further studies and employment in sports education and development. As early as December 2021, the two sides co-organised the "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mainland Olympic Athlete Delegation to Hong Kong" Student Exchange Meeting to receive the delegation group of 6 national gold medalists and a coach. It was the only opportunity for local primary, secondary and tertiary students to interact with the national team elites at the time.

Look for much Full-time programme information? We will organize the ‘Briefing and Consultation session of Tertiary Programmes (Online / Physical)’ every Wednesday to share the programme features, articulation pathway and career prospects by our programme tutors. The participants who enrol in our programme will be given the priority of admission interview. Registration   (in Chinese only)


Programme Content

This programme enables students to develop the philosophy as well as a broad and solid knowledge base in sports management and coaching for the betterment of society through promoting active lifestyle. It equips students with the practical knowledge and skills to perform diverse management duties in the sports industry. It also provides students with the training in interpersonal skills and the experiential learning opportunities that socialize them into the respective professions of sports management and coaching.


Programme Features

Paving the way for professional advancement

  • This programme covers the concept of sports management and nurtures sports entrepreneurship. It encourages students to operate related entrepreneurship in order to contribute to the Hong Kong sports industry with a new direction.

Sports coaching as an entry point, becoming a knowledge-based professional

  • This programme briefs students on the principles of sports coaching as well as the essential support for nurturing athletes; students will be able to adopt the perspectives of coaches and athletes and effectively implement, evaluate and optimize sports policies and measures.

 Strategic use of medium of instruction

  • This programme is one of a few sports management programmes using Chinese to assess student performance in Hong Kong. It uses Chinese as a medium of instruction for more than half of subjects, the assessment of assignments is also mainly in Chinese. Students are encouraged to have academic discussion proactively. Other subjects will be taught in English; this can better equip students to get in line with their international counterparts in the sports management profession.

Special offer of multiple scholarships

  • In order to encourage those who are interested in participating in sports management and promoting active lifestyle, HKCT Institute of Higher Education (the Institute) offers various scholarships to newly enrolled students.
  • A specific “Physical Development Excellence Scholarship” is established for students who have represented Hong Kong and/or achieved outstanding results in international games; and with good performance in the admission interview, are welcome to apply. Successful applicants are granted a maximum full-tuition fee waiver for the entire study duration after deduction of NMTSS of the programme.

Providing various extra-curricular learning experience

  • This programme engages students in different activities, site visits and field observation. Students get an in-depth study of different areas, covering the related key features, development, coaching considerations and management strategies. Students will not only gain a better understanding of the sports management profession but also a fruitful whole-person development.

Practical work opportunity, train to be sports executives

  • Apart from the internship for 300 hours (20-hour pre-placement workshop and 280-hour fieldwork experience), this programme provides opportunities of practical work sporadically. It helps students to establish their self-image, interiorize the working ethic of sports management and develop the professional network of themselves. Apart from putting knowledge into practice, students can also experience the challenges that sports executives would face and learn the strategies to resolve the problem.

2+2 Articulation Scheme


Featured Modules

  • Principles of Sports Management
  • Sports Coaching 
  • Sports Entrepreneurship
  • Risk Management and Legal Aspects in Sports
  • Olympism and Olympic Movement (Partner with SF&OC)
  • Programme Planning and Evaluation in Sports 
  • Sports Media
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Nutrition


  1. Offer of the subjects (including electives) is subject to Institute’s final decision without prior notice.
  2. Individual students may be required to take supplementary subjects which might extend their duration of study.


Teaching Facilities

HKCT has dedicated resources to build different indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including a fitness room that houses professional fitness training equipment, a full-mirror Dancing Room, and a standard basketball court, in order to allow students who take sports-related programmes to improve their persona athleticism and become professional fitness coaches. These recreation and sports facilities are also open to HKCT students in general to encourage them to maintain physical and mental health and strengthen students' sense of belonging to the institute.

Fitness Room
Dancing & Fitness Studio
Hong Kong Centre for Olympic Studies

Hong Kong Centre for Olympic Studies (the Centre) at HKCT Academic Pavilion (Library) and becomes the only higher education institution in Hong Kong listed in the Academic Olympic Studies and Research Centres in the world. The Centre provides an extensive collection of books, journals, and magazines on the Olympics and sports. Also, the Centre holds exhibitions and activities periodically, which is aimed at raising teachers’ and students' awareness of Olympism and enriching students' knowledge of the sports industry.

Graduation Path & Student Words

Graduation Path

In addition to the job positions that require a qualification of bachelor degree in general labour market, graduates will be able to serve in the following sports-management-specific positions:

  • Assistant Leisure Services Manager II of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Executives of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and over 80 National Sports Associations
  • Officer of major events like Hong Kong Marathon and Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race
  • Event/Publicity and Promotion Project Officer
  • Children Interest Class/ Extracurricular activity instructor
  • Entrepreneur and Coach (must hold relevant coaching qualifications)

Student Words

HO Hon Yu Henry
A graduate of HKCT Higher Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Sports Management who has articulated to Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching



CHING Yik Cheung

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching (Year 4)

I  have studied in HKCT for many years and now am a final year student of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching. The programme focuses on both academic knowledge and practical experience which is beneficial to our future careers. I enjoyed my internship a lot and it was a valuable opportunity for me to understand the latest trend of the sports industry. Also, our teachers always arranged several extra-curricular activities which let us gain hands-on experience in sports management and coaching.

Students are required to complete a 300 hour internship (including 20-hour pre-placement workshop and 280-hour fieldwork experience) in a sports service delivery agency. The internship is normally arranged at the end of Year 3 study during summer for full-time students.


List of internship organisations

To date, the following organisations have promised to offer internship opportunities for our students. We extend our gratitude to them all for their support!

  • Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • The Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation
  • The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China
  • Hong Kong China Rowing Association
  • Hong Kong Playground Association
  • Hong Kong Country Club
  • Newly Emerged Sports Association
  • Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp
  • Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • The Aberdeen Marina Club
  • Activist Association
  • Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps Ha Fa Shan Camp
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong
  • YMCA of Hong Kong
  • Choi Jun School
  • Arno Sport International Limited
  • Sportsoho Media Ltd
  • Spotlight Enterprise Ltd
  • Sasuke Ninja Park
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024

Entry Year

Senior Year


2 Years

Entry Requirements
  • Higher Diploma / Associate Degree in Sports or related disciplines; or
  • Equivalent qualifications; and
  • Pass in admission interview.

Mainland Students

Attained satisfactory results in National University Entrance Examination (GaoKao), including English (English Language Public Examinations accepted by HKCT); or equivalent qualifications.

Mainland students meeting the above requirements can apply for the first year admission and need to pass the admission interview.

For more information, please visit Mainland Students Support

Department of Education of the Institute holds 6 lectures of the Hong Kong Sports Development Lecture Series. Guest speakers from various disciplines are invited to share their experience with students in order to further their professional knowledge and breed them as sports management specialists.

Year 1: $103,758 Year 2: $85,784

The tuition fee above is under 2024/25 Cohort.
This programme is subsidised under Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS). In the 2024/25 academic year, a subsidy of up to $34,390 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $69,368. 

QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:5
QR Registration No.:18/000234/L5
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2018 to 31/8/2028

HKCT signed MOUs with numerous renowned local and mainland Sports organizations and enterprises, with a consensus to work together on programme development, talent exchange and training.

  • Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations
  • Hong Kong Modern Pentathlon Association
  • The Judo Association of Hong Kong, China
  • Macau Judo Association
  • TangWo Sports Club
  • Guangzhou City Construction College
Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Full-time Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong ($34,390 subsidy annually)