Associate Head and Professor


CHOW, Bik Chu 周碧珠

Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA
M.S., B.S. Springfield College, MA, USA
Advanced Teacher's Certificate, Grantham College of Education, HK
Teacher Certificate, Sir Robert Black College of Education, HK

Research Focus

  • Test & measurements
  • Fitness testing
  • Women in sport
  • Children's physical activity

Honours/Awards/Professional Qualifications

  • American College of Sport Medicine Health/Fitness InstructorSM, 1998-2009.
  • Research Award: 2008 Metzler-Freedman Outstanding Paper Award for best paper in Journal of Teaching in Physical Education for the year of 2008.
  • Teaching Award: President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching: Hong Kong Baptist University, 2002
  • Valedictorian, Class of 1987: Springfield College, USA
  • All-college Graduate Fellowship Award (1987): Springfield College, USA

Recent Publications (Since 2012)

  • Chow, B. C., McKenzie, T. L., & Louie, L. (2015). Physical activity and its contexts during preschool classroom sessions. Advances in Physical Education, 5(3), 194-203. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ape.2015.53024
  • Chow, B. C., McKenzie, T. L., & Louie, L. (2015). Children’s physical activity and associated variables during preschool physical education. Advances in Physical Education, 5(1), 39-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ape.2015.51005
  • Sam, K. L., Chow, B. C., & Tong, K. K. (2015, in press). Effectiveness of exercise-based interventions for children with autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Learning & Teaching.
  • Chow, B. C., Louie, L., & Cheung, P. P. (2014). Physical activity of young children in Hong Kong preschools. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 19(1), 70-75.
  • Louie, L., Wong, K. C., & Chow, B. C. (2014). A survey on the swimming abilities among secondary school students in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 20(1).
  • FUNG, Y. K., Chan, D. K., Caudwell, K. M., & Chow, B. C. (2013). Is the wheelchair fencing classification fair enough? A kinematic analysis among world-class wheelchair fencers. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 6(1), 17-29.
  • Chow, B. C., & Louie, L. H. T. (2012). Differences in children’s gross motor skills between two types of preschool. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 115(3), 1-9.
  • Cheung, P. Y. P., & Chow, B. C. (2012). Association of school teachers’ occupational and daily physical activity level in Hong Kong. International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 10, 23-29.


Research Grants (Since 2012)

  • “Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Intervention Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Living in Group Homes” with Huang, W, Co-I
    Grant Support: Faculty Research Grant
    Commencement Date: May, 2014
  • “Active Transport in Children and Adolescents: What Factors Matter?” with Huang, W, PI
    Commencement Date: May, 2014
  • “Influences on Preschool Children's Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study of Parents' Perspectives” with Louie, L, PI
    Grant Support: Faculty Research Grant
    Commencement Date: Feb, 2014
  • “Physical Activity of Hong Kong Public Park Users” with Sit, C., Co-I
    Grant Support: Faculty Research Grant
    Commencement Date: Apr, 2012
    Completion Date: Mar, 2013

Community/Professional Services (Ongoing)

  • Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (2015-2018)
  • Member, HKDSE Physical Education Subject Committee (2013-2016)
  • Vice-Chairman, Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China (Since 1998)