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Hong Kong Baptist University


Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management 體育及康樂管理文學士


Short Description

Aims and Objectives

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 number 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 continuous demand for trained graduates in the field of physical education, sport, and recreation management, the BA(Hons) in 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 University’s ethos of “whole person education”, students will also receive a strong liberal arts education that will prepare them for a variety of careers.

Specifically, the objectives of the PERM programme are to enable students to:

- Acquire knowledge and concepts in physical education, sport sciences, and recreation;

- Understand the key issues relating to physical education and recreation management in society;

- Apply knowledge and skills to effectively select, plan, conduct, and manage programmes in physical education, sport, health fitness, and recreation;

- Apply a variety of assessment tools for evaluating physical education, sport, health fitness, and recreation programmes;

- Develop critical thinking skills, independent research skills, communication skills, and team work skills; and 

- Develop positive attitudes towards the adoption of a healthy active lifestyle.

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.  Students who opt for the “Teaching Physical Education in Schools” career track need to enrol in the Diploma in Education (Teaching) programme for an additional year. By fulfilling the teacher training requirement, graduates are then eligible to apply for “Registered Physical Education Teacher” status.

Career Opportunities

Career Track of the Graduates

Graduates of the PERM programme are employed in sport and recreation programme planning and management in the following agencies: 

- Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Government) 

- Disciplinary Forces (Government) 

- National Sports Associations 

- Hong Kong Sports Institute 

- Non-Government Organizations (e.g., Chinese YMCA, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups) 

- Sport Marketing and Consultancy Companies 

- Sports Media 

- Recreation Camps 

- Residential Clubhouses and Private Recreation Clubs 

- Fitness Centres 

- Schools/Higher Education Institutes (Teaching Physical Education)


Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
- This programme will consider Applied Learning subjects relating to Physical Education in the admissions selection process.

- High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University are listed in the website:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in English are listed in the website:

Note 3: The Elective Subject can be any HKDSE Category A elective subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2). Some of the Programmes will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) or 
Category C subjects (Other Languages) as unspecified elective subjects. Please refer to the programme admissions requirements of individual programmes for details.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2018 entry, we accept repeat results and will count the best results for meeting our entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores. The arrangement for 2019 entry and onwards is subject to confirmation after a review of the experience in the former exercises.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 1062 580 637 791 575 3645
2016 1178 663 802 903 730 4276
2015 1222 866 975 1208 950 5221
2014 1388 850 1128 1345 1100 5811
2013 1384 838 1185 1503 1347 6257
2012 1265 748 1139 1437 1207 5796

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 18 1 0 0 1 20
2016 16 0 0 0 0 16
2015 24 1 0 0 0 25
2014 20 6 0 0 0 26
2013 15 1 0 0 0 16
2012 26 3 1 0 0 30