Higher Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Sports Management

Introduction
Higher Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Sports Management - The programme covers Fitness Training, Sports Coaching and Sports Management. It aims at equipping students with professional knowledge and skills in the sports industry. Students will acquire practical and specific industry knowledge and skills.
This programme covers Fitness Training, Sports Coaching and Sports Management. It focuses on equipping students with professional knowledge and skills in the sports industry to better prepare them for their career pursuits.
Professional Qualification
  • Hong Kong Coaching Committee: Graduates are eligible to apply for the Qualification Validation of Coach Accreditation Programme Level 3 Sports-General Theory Coach within five years.
  • Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China: The programme has been exempted the qualification of “Physical Fitness Foundation Certificate” by Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China. Graduates of the programme can apply the other instructor certificate programmes/examinations directly without studying the course of “Physical Fitness Foundation Certificate”.
Contents

Programme Contents

The programme covers three major areas: Fitness Training, Sports Coaching and Sports Management. It aims at equipping students with professional knowledge and skills in the sports industry.  Emphasis is put on both theory and practice, so that students can acquire practical and specific industry knowledge and skills, and build a career in the sports industry.

 

Programme Features

  • Students are also expected to learn from practice. They are arranged to take part in different roles in large-scale sports events and competitions as staff members / volunteers.
  • The programme is recognized by Hong Kong Coaching Committee and Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China.
  • The programme is taught (supplemented by English terminology) and assessed in Chinese so students can master subject knowledge more easily with their first language, and it meets the operation and needs of the industry.
  • Students who have completed this 2-year programme and fulfilled designated requirements will be eligible to receive admission offer of the 2-year CTIHE “Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching” of senior-year entry (i.e. direct entry to the third year of the Programme).

 

Featured Modules

  • Health and Fitness
  • Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Fitness Training
  • Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Principle of Sports Management
  • Sports Event Management
  • Philosophical Inquiry and Sports Ethics
  • Activities & Adventures-based Programmes
  • Introduction to Sports Psychology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Introduction to Sports Media
  • Individual Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Professional Practice (Sports)

Articulation Path

Graduates are eligible to articulate to Year 3 of "Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports Management with Coaching" offered by CTIHE and apply for $10,000 Internal Student Articulation Scholarship. Or apply for related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local/overseas universities.

 

2+2 Articulation Scheme 

Students who have completed the 2-year HKCT “Higher Diploma in Fitness, Coaching and Sports Management” will be eligible to receive admission offer^ of the 2-year CTIHE “Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports Management with Coaching” of senior-year entry (i.e. direct entry to the third year of the Programme). It only takes 4 years for students to achieve both Higher Diploma and Bachelor Degree qualifications. The bachelor programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong at QF Level 5.

^ Students should acquire designated academic result and pass an interview, and subject to the availability of the quota.

 

Career Prospects

Graduates can take up sport, fitness and sports management positions (involving training programmes, events and competitions) in the public or private sector, which encompasses schools, sports associations, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, non-profit organisations, residential clubhouses, private sports and recreation clubs, sport promotion companies and the media.  They can also join disciplined services*, or take up physiotherapist assistant positions.

*Applicants must fulfill the minimum entry requirements of the above disciplined services. Please refer to the relative disciplined services website for details.

The Programme consists of a compulsory module of 240 hours Internship in sports industry.

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

Duration

24 Months

Location
Entry Requirements
  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*#; or
  • 1 pass in HKAL / 2 passes in HKASL (and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above with 2 years or above working experience in related industry(s); or
  • Equivalent qualification; and Pass in admission interview

* Including Chinese Language and English Language
# At most two Applied Learning subjects achieved a level of "Attained" or above would be considered on a case-by-case basis

CHAN Ka Yan, Katey
"I completed my diploma and higher diploma in HKCT, during these 3 years, my teachers and I developed very good friendship. Programmes in HKCT are very comprehensive, teachers are also very experienced and proficient, teachers not only teach us the knowledge on books, but also care about our career, this is the most memorable part of studying in HKCT."

 

CHEUNG Lok Hong
"My internship programme was very rewarding, I have learned new knowledge in different areas about fitness training, including body resistance exercise, ways to strengthen heart and lung, weight-losing and weight-gaining. All these knowledge gave me confidence to teach others the right ways to maintain their well-being. Apart from academic aspect, teachers and social workers were friendly and full of humor which made my life in HKCT rewarding and wonderful."

 

LO Cheuk Lam

"The curriculum of the two-year Higher Diploma programme is intensive. Besides the two main modules, sport coaching and management, the programme also includes sports trauma, individual and team sports training and sports psychology.They improve my communication and leadership skills of being a coach. It makes me realise that a coach is not someone who teaches sports skills to trainees only, but also provides them with support and suitable training advices after understanding their needs.

Apart from the curricumlum, Department of Student Development is also set up to provide us with different activities and services in order to explore our potential, broaden our social network, and even let us apply what we learnt from classroom to show our strengths. The teaching staff of HKCT is just like our friends. They help us solve problems and difficulties patiently by sharing their valuable experiences with us."

Year 1: $54,707 Year 2: $60,145

This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2021/2022 academic year, a subsidy of up to $22,050 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $32,657. HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline.

資歷架構級別
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:20/000702/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2021 to 31/8/2024
The accreditation status of the programme is subject to the final approval of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
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.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2021/2022 academic year, a subsidy of up to $22,050 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this non-laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $32,657. Only local students are eligible for the subsidy under SSSDP.