Message from Head

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Prof. Bik C. CHOW

Interim Head, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health

Message from Head

 

Welcome to the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health. The inclusion of “Sport” in our department name reflect academic specializations among our staff and a key professional field taken up by our graduates. A departmental milestone of the Department’s sport involvement is the “Elites Athletes Admission Scheme”, which was started in 2016 offering scholarships to eligible student athletes enrolling in undergraduate programmes in the University. Another enhanced scheme of the “Talented Athletes Direct Admission Scheme” has been implemented this year for the admission of outstanding athletes.

 

The Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health has a strong and dedicated academic and teaching team for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Our developing academic research culture focuses on physical activity, health, exercise science, exercise biochemistry, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, aged population, children's health, physical education, health and wellness promotion, and sport management. Our service ties the department to the broader community through voluntary services and our students’ internship with various national sport associations and non-government organizations.

 

The UGC-funded undergraduate programme (Physical Education and Recreation Management, since 1992) is the first degree programme specializing in recreation management in Hong Kong. This year we are celebrating 30th Anniversary of SPEH and the undergraduate programme.

 

Together with graduates of the Master Degree in “Sport and Leisure Management” programme (incepted since 2001), our alumni work as administrators, sport coaches, physical education teachers, managers, and officers in national sport associations, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, non-government organizations, schools, recreation camps, sport and recreation clubs, fitness clubs, and disciplinary forces.

 

For all potential students, I welcome you to our big family. Lastly, I can proudly say that we “care”, we love “sport” and we strive to provide quality academic learning, training, research and services in sport and recreation to you and contribute to “Be a Fit and Healthy” Hong Kong.

 

Prof. Bik C. CHOW

Interim Head, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health