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. Year 1 students are provided with at least 6 physical activities from 4 areas and 300 hours internship, helping them to attain professional recognitions and develop their career.
On the basis of sports management and coaching, the programme covers the philosophy of promoting an active lifestyle and the associated methods.

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 provides an in-depth deliberation of the meaning, philosophy and implementation strategy of “Promoting Active Lifestyle” in different facets and levels of society; students will be able to identify the direction for professional advancement.

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.

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 a $10,000 or $20,000 scholarship to newly enrolled students. Students with excellent academic performance may have the opportunity to receive full or half tuition scholarship for the year. A specific “Physical Development Excellence Scholarship” is established for students who have attained Level 4 or above in the Physical Education elective of HKDSE; or attained “Distinction II” in the “Applied Learning – Sports and Fitness Coaching” awarded by the Hong Kong College of Technology; or have been a Hong Kong representative in international games, 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 learning experience in physical development

  • This programme engages students in an in-depth study of related physical activities (applicable to Year One admission), 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, this programme provides opportunities of practical work sporadically. For example, students had an opportunity to participate in the promotion of curling activities of the International Curling Academy during 2018-19. 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.

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.

2+2 Articulation Scheme


Featured Modules

  • Sports Policy and Administration
  • Risk Management and Legal Aspects in Sports
  • Sports Marketing
  • Human Resources Management in Sports
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Activities for Special Populations
  • Theory and Practice of Physical Conditioning
  • Internship
  • Honours Project


  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
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 70 National Sports Associations
  • Event/Publicity and Promotions Officer of major events like Hong Kong Marathon and Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race
  • Entrepreneur and Coach Children Interest Class


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


Students are required to complete a 300 hour internship 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!

  • 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
  • Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp
  • Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • The Aberdeen Marina Club
  • Ladies’ Recreation Club
  • Activist Association
  • Blue Sky Country Club
  • Sportsoho Media Ltd
  • Spotlight Enterprise Ltd
  • Waterfall Sports & Wellness (in Express Recreation Management Ltd)
  • ME Fitness Ltd
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

September 2021

Entry Year

Year 1


4 Years

Entry Requirements
  • Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language; and Level 2 or above in 3 subjects (including Mathematics and Liberal Studies) in HKDSE [performance in Applied Learning subjects would be considered]; or
  • Pass in Chinese Language and Culture, Use of English and 1 AL or 2 AS Level subjects in HKALE; plus 5 passes in HKCEE (including Chinese Language and English Language); or
  • 28 or above out of 42 points in International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme; and Grade 4 or above in Chinese Language; and
    • Grade 5 or above in Standard-Level English Language Syllabus B; or
    • Grade 4 or above in Higher-Level English Language Syllabus B; or
    • Grade 4 or above in Standard-Level / Higher-Level English Language Syllabus A; or
  • Elite Athletes who have represented Hong Kong in regional or world sports events/competitions; or are receiving Sports Scholarship from the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI); or have successfully completed the HKSI Professional Accreditation Programme; and are recommended by the respective sports governing body; or
  • Aged 21 or above with at least 3 years’ working experience in related industry(/ies); or
  • Equivalent qualifications; and
  • Pass in admission interview.

Non-local Entry
Please contact us at (852) 2265 6993 or email to for more information.

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: $88,512 Year 2: $88,512 Year 3: $99,920 Year 4: $82,611

This programme is subsidised under Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS). In the 2021/2022 academic year, a subsidy of up to $33,100 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $55,412.

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 31/8/2023
Tuition fees and government subsidies will be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.
HKCT Institute of Higher Education reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.
All tuition fees are to be reviewed and adjusted every year.
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Full-time Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong ($33,100 subsidy annually)