Programmes

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health [BSc(Exercise & Health)]


Curriculum structure

The BSc(Exercise & Health) curriculum normally requires 4-years of study. In order to graduate you need to successfully complete not fewer than 240 credits comprising:

  1. 96 credits of courses in Major in Exercise Science
  2. 18 credits in language enhancement courses
  3. 36 credits of courses in the Common Core Curriculum
  4. 90 credits in elective courses
  1. Major in Exercise Science

    Science Core
    Students are required to complete all the following courses in Years 1 and 2:

    Courses

    Credits

    Year of Study

    Human Biology

    6

    1

    Introduction to Human Anatomy

    6

    1

    Evidence-based Practice and Public Health

    6

    2

    Behavioural Sciences I

    6

    2


    Subject Core

    Students are required to complete 36 credits of the following courses in Years 1 and 2:

    Courses

    Credits

    Year of Study

    Any six of the following:

    Foundations of Exercise Science

    6

    1

    Physical Activity and Health

    6

    1

    Kinetic Anatomy and Biomechanics

    6

    2

    Fundamentals of Motor Control and Learning

    6

    2

    Exercise Physiology

    6

    2

    Measurement of Physical Activity

    6

    2

    Exercise Prescription and Training

    6

    2

     

    Advanced Level Specialism Courses
    Students are required to complete 24 credits from the following Advanced Level Specialism Courses during Years 3 and 4.  Each student’s chosen courses must make up a specialism in either: (A) Exercise and Health, or (B) Exercise Specialist.

    Specialism (A): Exercise and Health (24 credits)

    Courses

    Credits

    Year of Study

    Any four of the following:

    Physical Activity and Disability

    6

    3 or 4

    Physical Activity and Diseases of Inactivity

    6

    3 or 4

    Public Health Promotion of Physical Activity

    6

    3 or 4

    Rehabilitation Science

    6

    3 or 4

    Sport and Exercise Psychology

    6

    3 or 4

     

    Specialism (B): Exercise Specialist (24 credits)

    Courses

    Credits

    Year of Study

    Any four of the following:

    Advanced Exercise Physiology

    6

    3 or 4

    Advanced Measurement of Physical Activity

    6

    3 or 4

    Advanced Exercise Prescription and Training

    6

    3 or 4

    Applied Anthropometry

    6

    3 or 4

    Sport and Exercise Nutrition

    6

    3 or 4


    Capstone Experience

    Students are required to complete a 12-credit dissertation in Year 4
     

  2. Language enhancement courses (18 credits)
     

    Courses

    Credits

    Year of Study

    Core University English

    6

    1

    English in the Discipline

    6

    2

    Chinese language enhancement course

    6

    3

     

  3. Common Core Curriculum (36 credits)

    Students are required to complete six Common Core course, at least one course in each Area of Inquiry, within the first two years of study.
     
  4. Elective Courses (90 credits)

    Students are required to complete 90 credits in elective courses, which may include a second 24-credit specialism and/or a 36-credit minor offered in other curricula to broaden their knowledge base outside the realm of exercise science.

 

Course descriptions: http://sph.hku.hk/exercisehealth/en/curriculum/curriculum-structure/curriculum-overview

 

Contact for further queries or information
Email: exhealth@hku.hk
Phone: +852 3917 9890
Website: http://sph.hku.hk/