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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

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 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management (PERM) Programme was established in 1992. The overall aim of the PERM Programme 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.

Unique Features

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.

Student Learning Experiences

Students are required to complete 250 hours of internship placement separately in local and overseas. And, they are encouraged to apply exchange opportunities from one term to one academic year. Services learning are provided in various courses.

Career Opportunities 

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 Organisations (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 take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.

Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
    a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
    b) Applied Learning subjects related to Physical Education at Attained with Distinction (I) or above.

Remarks on other requirements:
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 subjects must be Category A subjects (unless specified) excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
  • Individual programmes may consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2), Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfillment of elective requirement. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2021 entry:

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
2020 716 415 463 500 395 2489
2019 877 477 536 569 439 2898
2018 1042 585 615 685 550 3477
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
2020 13 0 0 0 0 13
2019 17 0 0 0 0 17
2018 11 1 0 0 0 12
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