*Higher Diploma in ​Fitness Training and Management

Key Features

  • Training students to be all-round fitness training professionals

  • Offering a minimum of 200-hour summer practicum in kindergartens, elderly centres, rehabilitation centres and fitness clubs

  • Training with the well-equipped sports facilities, e.g. gym, athletic field, football field, basketball courts, swimming pool, etc. at Lingnan University campus

Programme Objectives

  • Provides all-rounded training in fitness and health care

  • Covers multi-dimensional knowledge and skills, such as Basic Health Care and Fitness, Resistance Training Practice, Sports Injuries Prevention, Personal Training Prescription, Weight Management and Nutrition

  • Provides business related courses to strengthen students’ business sense

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • explain and apply the principles in health, wellness, fitness, exercise science, nutrition, sports injuries prevention and stress management;
  • design and lead normal adults to do aerobic and anaerobic exercise with various devices and equipment in fitness room settings;
  • ​demonstrate knowledge and skills to prescribe and lead exercise for various target populations;
  • develop management principles in sports and leisure setting; and
  • obtain professional qualifications in fitness training.

Curriculum

General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Basic Health, Fitness and Wellness Studies

  • Resistance Training Instruction

  • Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity and Fitness

  • Childhood Development and Physical Activities

  • Enhancing Quality of Life in Aging Population

  • Practicum

  • Essential Nutrition for Health and Sports

  • Preventing and Managing Sports Injuries

  • Exercise Prescription for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities

  • Promoting Active Lifestyle

  • Introduction to Sport and Leisure Management

  • Stress Management and Skills for Relaxation

Articulation prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Physical Education, Sports College, Huaqiao University


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Physical Education and Recreation Management, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Leadership, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sports and Recreation Management, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health, The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Health Education), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Science Education (Hons) in Sports Science, The Education University of Hong Kong

Programme Partner

 
     Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China  
 
 
  • Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China (PFA) is a non-profit making national sports association which has been established since 1986. ​
  • The Association is recognized by the Hong Kong S.A.R. Government and the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and committed to professional development of physical fitness in Hong Kong.
  • The Association will assign well qualifier instructor (includes registered physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist) to teach programme specific courses.
  • The Association will assist to arrange practicum organization.

Career Prospects

  • Club House Management
  • Health Club Management
  • Fitness Training
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Sports Training
  • Sports Programme Management

Professional Recognitions

  • Graduates are exempted from the “Physical Fitness Foundation Certificate” required for the Instructor Certification Courses organized by HKPFA
  • Graduates will be awarded  "Cardio-Pulmonar Resuscitation" from Hong Kong St. John Ambulance or Hong Kong Red Cross

Remarks

  • Applicants of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management are required to provide evidence of their previous involvement / experience in sports and fitness activities, such as participation awards or certificates in sports / fitness competitions, recommendation letters, satisfactory grades in Physical Education or other relevant subjects, or other equivalent supporting documents.

  • Students will be placed for a minimum of 200-hour summer practicum.

Student Achievements

AXA League 2017

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HSBC Scholars Day 2017

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To bring the benefits of its scholarship programmes to more Hong Kong students, HSBC launched the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme for students studying in full-time higher diploma and associate programmes.  The Scheme aims to provide support to students in vocational education to realize their goals and ambitions.
 
Mr. Aurang-zeb Mohammad Saqib Rangzeb, Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership student of LIFE, and Ms. Ngai Ka Yu, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management student of LIFE, were awarded the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship at the HSBC Scholars Day on 29 June 2017.  Apart from academic excellence and good performance in panel interviews, HSBC Scholars must demonstrate a commitment to serving the Hong Kong community.
 
Rangzeb has been playing boxing for 6 years.  He noticed that the role of a coach is very important in an athlete’s life thus he chose Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership programme of LIFE.  He said, “I got the chance to be an assistant coach in a gymnasium.  After completing my studies, I plan to be a boxing coach and help as many people as I can.”
 
Ka Yu wishes to be a PE teacher in the future and pass the sports and fitness knowledge which learnt from Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management programme to students.  She shared her experience, “I have learnt the knowledge and skills to prescribe and lead exercise for various target populations, and the operation of mechanical equipment from LIFE.  I am now confident to teach other people.  Internship opportunity also gives me a place to practice and show my learning outcomes. "
 
Rangzeb and Ka Yu encourage DSE students not to lose hope as there is always a chance waiting around the corner.
 
HSBC Scholarship Programmes for academic year 2017/18 will commence in the next semester. Interested sub-degree students can approach Student Affairs and Learning Experiences Division (SALED) for application details.

2017 Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships cum 8th South China Bodybuilding Invitational Championships and HK-GZ Performance Exchange

Students of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management and Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership participated in 2017 Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships cum 8th South China Bodybuilding Invitational Championships and HK-GZ Performance Exchange on 11 June 2017 and they have made excellent results!
 
Name Programme Award
Kong Ka Chun Year 1, Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership Champion of Men’s Youth Sport Model
Champion of Men’s Sport Model (174-177cm)
1st Runner-up of South China Men’s Sport Model Group B
Chu Kai Leong Year 1, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management 2nd Runner-up of Men’s Youth Sport Model
The 6th of Men’s Sport Model (174-177cm)
The 6th of South China Men’s Sport Model Group C
Yeung Lok Him Year 2, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management 1st Runner-up of Men’s Youth Sport Model
2nd Runner-up of Student Men’s Sport Model
The 5th of Men’s Sport Model (174-177cm)
The 4th of South China Men’s Sport Model Group B
Chui Ho Yin Year 2, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management The 4th of Student Men’s Sport Model
The 4th of Men’s Sport Model (174-177cm)
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2017 YOT Chairman Cup Bodybuilding Open

Students of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management and Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership participated in 2017 YOT Chairman Cup Bodybuilding Open on 7 May 2017 and they have made excellent results!
 
Name Programme Award
Kong Ka Chun Year 1, Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership Champion of Men’s Sport Model Group C
Chu Kai Leong Year 1, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management 1st Runner-up of Men’s Sport Model Group D
Yeung Lok Him Year 2, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management Champion of Men’s Fitness Physique
Chui Ho Yin Year 2, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management The 5th of Men’s Sport Model Group C
Hui Tat Ming Danny        Year 2, Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management The 6th of Men’s Athletic Physique
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Jockey Club Keep Fit Formula for Children Coach Certification Course 2017

Students of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management had attended the Jockey Club Keep-Fit Formula for Children Coach Certification Course on 1 April 2017.  The course was organized by Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.  Students will be awarded a Jockey Club Keep-Fit Formula for Children Coach Certificate after finishing a 6-hour lecture and 12-hour practical sessions.
 
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Visiting Hong Kong Jockey Club - Sha Tin Clubhouse

A visit to Hong Kong Jockey Club - Sha Tin Clubhouse was arranged for students of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management on 18 March 2017.  Students visited different sports facilities in the Clubhouse.  A briefing session was held by Sports and Leisure Manager to introduce the daily operation of each sports facility. The real-life environment and the discussion could help students to better understand the knowledge of sport and leisure management.

 
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20th Hong Kong Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Tournament

The 20th Hong Kong Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Tournament was held on 5 November 2016 among 8 university teams. Lingnan University won the championship in Men's basketball, second runner-up in Men's soccer and second runner-up in Women's volleyball. (Details)
 

LU Men's Basketball Team

LEE TSZ FUNG

LEE YUK CHUEN

NG WAI SHING

SIU CHUN KIT

TUNG KAM FAI

WU CHEUK PAN

 

LU Men's Soccer Team

LAM HO KIT

WONG WING HIN

 

LU Women's Volleyball Team

LAU LING YEE

YU HOK SUM

YUM CHUNG YAN

 

Kenguru Pro Streetworkout Worldcup and Streetworkout World Championship

China Fixed Gear Bicycle League

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Men Novice Competition 2015

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​Inter-School Combat Sports Championships 2015

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Teaching and Learning Support

女飛魚是如何煉成的?

Visit to Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong - Kowloon Centre

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Students toured around the sports facilities in Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong - Kowloon Centre.
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Students gained a better understanding of the sport and leisure management industry after the visit.

Sharing by Sun Yue

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Sun Yue (Front Row Centre) shared her life as national volleyball team member.  
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Sun Yue demonstrated her volleyball skills to students.

學習體適能回饋香港球壇

賽馬會學童Keep-Fit方程式教練證書課程


同學參與賽馬會學童Keep-Fit方程式教練證書課程。

同學完成課程及12小時實習,將獲得由香港賽馬會慈善信託基金授予的「賽馬會學童Keep-Fit方程式教練證書」。

專業人才求過於供 運動教練及體適能課程出路廣

Internship

The programme will provide practicum opportunity to student. All students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of fieldwork, they will be assigned to work in university, kindergartens, elderly centre, gym centre, fitness club or other related setting for vocational training and practice. Students will apply the learnt knowledge, skills and techniques in a work-based environment.


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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Business Faculty Members Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing

陳梓賢

陳梓賢

  • 2017年體適能培訓及管理高級文憑畢業生
  • 升讀香港中文大學二年制理學士(運動科學與健康教育)課程一年級
在嶺南大學持續進修學院修讀體適能培訓及管理高級文憑課程的這兩年,實在獲益良多。課程令熱愛運動的我對體適能有更加專業的認識,例如:營養學、運動創傷、器械指導等。一個月的暑期實習讓我有機會運用課堂上的知識,學以致用。所有這一切以及導師和同學們的幫忙和支持,使我順利升讀中文大學的運動科學與健康教育學士課程。
莫皓然

莫皓然

  • 2017年體適能培訓及管理高級文憑畢業生
  • 升讀香港浸會大學體育及康樂管理文學士(榮譽)學位課程一年級
當初得知課程是與中國香港體適能總會合辦,較為實用,因而開始了我的嶺南生活。在嶺南兩年的日子說長不長,但卻見證著我由剛投入街頭健身運動,直至成為街頭健身教練的成長每一步。在我投入興趣的同時,能夠一一把在學院所學的理論知識套用在街頭健身上,實在難能可貴。此外,這裏更令我認識了一眾為運動而驕傲以及各自為理想而奮鬥的好同學,感謝這裏為我生命中帶來不少歡樂和美好的回憶。
黃建晴

黃建晴

  • 2016年體適能培訓及管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港大學理學士(運動及健康)課程一年級
課程涵蓋多方面知識,包括健康、體適能、運動學、器械健體指導、運動創傷預防及處理、營養學、指定運動計劃,內容翔實,讓我裝備充足,順利升學。我們在大學校園上課,有機會享用一流運動設施,例如在體育館 ﹑田徑場、足球場、籃球場、游泳池等進行操練。實習是課程的另一特點,我們可以選擇在大學、幼稚園、安老中心、體育中心等地工作,學以致用,難能可貴。我另曾入選嶺大欖球隊,參與渣打大專十五人欖球聯賽(USFHK)及其他錦標賽。隊友支持與團隊精神,使我畢生受益。最後,我特別感謝學院導師幫助我解決困難,也鼓勵我繼續升學。我也感謝學院頒贈傑出獎項,以示鼓勵。
孫偉傑

孫偉傑

  • 2016年體適能培訓及管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程三年級
完成體適能培訓及管理高級文憑課程後,我選擇在嶺南大學修讀社會學本科課程。高級文憑多元化課程內容,使我有機會銜接各個科目。至於選擇嶺南,則與我曾在嶺南進行實習有關。二百小時實習工作讓我接觸到大學裡不同的人,增強對嶺南的歸屬感。現在大學生活多姿多彩,尤其宿舍生活令我獲益良多。