Undergraduate Major Degree
B.A. (Hons) in Physical Education & Recreation Management
For Genernal University Admission Requirement, please click HERE.
Special considerations may be given to those student athletes who would be regarded as “elite athletes” by the Department. Examples include applicants who
1) are representing / have represented Hong Kong,
2) belong to the HKBU sports team(s),
3) are contributing to the society greatly as an athlete, or
4) have outstanding achievements in the sports field.
To be physically active is an integral and important part of healthy living. With the increasing awareness and need for quality and active lifestyles, the numbers of public and private sport facilities, fitness clubs, and residential clubhouses have increased substantially over the years. There is a high demand for professional management of sports and recreation programmes and facilities as well as delivery of quality physical education in school and community environments. With the continual demand for trained graduates in the field of physical education, sport, and recreation management, the "Physical Education and Recreation Management" (PERM) programme was established in 1992. The overall aim of the PERM is to provide students with sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and practical experience (internship) in the discipline of physical education and recreation management. Furthermore, under the ethos of "whole person education" of the University, our students will also receive a strong liberal arts education such that they can embark on a variety of careers.
Specifically, the objectives of the PERM are to enable students to:
The PERM programme covers sport science theory and knowledge and sport skill practical courses that are essential for a physical education teacher trainee as well as for a sport coach. For those students who opt for the "Teaching Physical Education in Schools" career track, they need to enroll for an additional year of "Teacher Certificate" programme. By fulfilling the teacher training requirement, graduates can then be eligible to apply for the "Registered Physical Education Teacher" status.
Internship is one of the essential components of the Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Physical Education and Recreation Management (PERM) at the Hong Kong Baptist University. It is a strategy of applied learning and a structured programme developed and supervised by the University in collaboration with local and overseas sport and recreation agencies. The internship experience is a valuable element to nurture students' professionalism and a practice to prepare for their future career.
|USA||Recreation and Sports Camps|
|Walt Disney World, Orlando|
|Outward Bound Taiwan|
|Beijing, CHengdu, Shenzhen||Fitness Centers/ Residential Clubs|
|Singapore||Sports Council, Park, & Playground Agencies|
|Government -– Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD)||Facility management, programme development and management|
|Non-Government Organization||Camp Sites, National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute, nonprofit organizations|
|Commercial||Fitness Centers, Residential Clubhouses, Sport Marketing Companies, Sport industry, Hong Kong Disneyland|
Feedbacks from local/overseas agencies:
"…I was comfortable to put him in any activities as the lead counselor… Overall, he did an excellent job." - Camp Taiwan
"She possessed excellent ability on using computer software, and served as a very good partner with the swimming pool staff. The overall performance and general conduct of the student were both rated outstanding." LCSD
"He was well-prepared before leading training classes and camping programmes. He demonstrated his enthusiastic and responsible attitudes and he was very committed during his internship." –National Sports Associations
"She is a very cheerful girl and she goes along with my staff very quickly… she has very good adaptation ability." – Fitness Club, China
"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this student will make a fantastic employee. I will give the highest recommendations to anyone who would like to employ her in the future." – Disneyworld, USA
"He relates extremely well with kids and other staff. He demonstrated professional knowledge about physical education and outdoor activities. We would love to have him back" – Camp Site, USA
"He shows confidence in his professional knowledge to organize summer programmes and serve young people. He is a responsible person and his performance is excellent." – Camp Site, Hong Kong
"She performed her duties with excellent standard for the Association and has proved herself a motivated and initiative student." – National sports association
Intended outcomes of academic advising/mentoring programme in the Department/Programme for 2016/17
Through mentor-mentee meetings, students should be able to:
1. Have the necessary information and skills for adapting to university life, particularly academic studies.
2. Develop professional and communication skills of recreation and sport managers.
3. Recognize the need for life-long learning as well as for leading life-long physically active and healthy lifestyle.
Planned activities at the Department/Programme Level
1. To hold departmental orientation meeting with new students of the PERM programme.
2. To hold mentor-mentees meetings of 6-10 hours.
3. To organize a “Professional Skill Learning” meeting for final year students.
|1.||1st week of 1st semester||Programme Advisor|
|2.||Throughout the year||Department Mentors|
|3.||4th or 5th week of 2nd semester||Programme Advisor|
|Dr. Chen Kuan Chou||3411-7004||AAB 930|
|Prof. Cheung Siu Yin||3411-5637||AAB 922|
|Prof. Chow Bik Chu||3411-7007||AAB 936|
|Dr. Hong Sungil||3411-5638||AAB 933|
|Dr. Huang Yajun Wendy||3411-6401||AAB 924|
|Dr. Kim Seungmo||3411-7833||AAB 932|
|Prof. Lau Wing Chung Patrick||3411-5634||AAB 1130|
|Dr. Liu Jingdong||3411-8032||AAB 918|
|Dr. Louie Hung Tak Lobo||3411-5631||AAB 931|
|Miss Mak Ka Yee Elain||3411-5735||AAB 920|
|Dr. Tong Kwok Keung Tom||3411-7770||AAB 935|
|Dr. Zhang Chunqing||3411-6404||DLB 644|
In order to encourage our PERM (Physical Education and Recreation Mangement) students to broaden their global visions, we have provided numerous overseas exchanges opportunities for them during their study period.
To strengthen the international experience of PERM students by working closely with the Metropolitan Attachment Programme from Student Affairs Office (SAO) and international exchange programmes from International Office (IO) of Hong Kong Baptist University.
The following support will be given to our PERM students:
Currently, we have academic partners from USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mainland China and Taiwan. Exchange opportunities would be further explored when students are interested. This partnership programme will add value to the students in building their global views.