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

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health is a multidisciplinary four-year full-time honours degree dedicated to the scientific study of exercise, physical activity and health, and skill learning and expert performance. Students gain a scientific understanding of how the human body works and responds to exercise; the health benefits of exercise; how exercise can be prescribed, promoted and measured; how movements are controlled and learned; why our skills sometimes fail us. The curriculum provides theoretical and practical competency at a level that allows students to attain internationally recognised accreditation while they study.  It also allows students to broaden their knowledge base outside the realm of exercise by choosing a minor.

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.

(Subject to approval)

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