*Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership

Key Features

  • Equipping students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in sports coaching and leadership
  • Providing holistic training with both individual and team sports coaching
  • Offering a minimum of 200-hour practicum
  • 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 professional training in sports coaching and leadership

  • Trains students to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in sports and recreation related work

  • Develops students to design sports coaching activities and leading the activities in various sports events

  • Prepares students to develop their future career in sports and recreation related industries

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate the knowledge to design and lead sports coaching activities;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and leadership skills to organize and lead sports events;
  • explain and apply basic sports science knowledge in coaching;
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese for future studies or work; and
  • apply problem-solving, IT and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuit.

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

  • Essential Nutrition for Health & Sports

  • Preventing and Managing Sports Injuries

  • Introduction to Sport and Leisure Management

  • Practicum

  • Sports Coaching Principles

  • Team Sports Coaching

  • Individual Sports Coaching

  • Leading Sports for Special Populations

  • Sports Programme and Event Leadership

  • Sports and Exercise Science

 

Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.
 

Articulation prospects

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree programmes, such as:

  • 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 (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

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

Honorary Advisor

 

     Ms. CHAN Yuen Ting        
 

  • HKFA coach instructor
  • AFC ”A” License coach
  • AFC Futsal coach (level 1)
  • Ex-Head coach, Eastern Long Lions, Hong Kong Premier League
  • Guinness World Records (First Female football coach to win a top-flight men’s championship (2016/5)
  • HKFA Best Coach Award (2015-16)
  • AFC Women Coach of the year (2016)
  • HKSAR Bronze Bauhinia Star
  • BBC’s 100 Women (2016)
  • Forbes《30 under 30 Asia》(2017)

Programme Partner


    Eastern Sports Club​

  • Eastern Sports Club was founded in 1932 and is a famous football team in Hong Kong. It won 4 times of top division league champion, 9 times of Senior Shield champion and 4 times of FA Cup.​
  • Eastern Sports Club agreed to be the programme partner of Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership. They will assign professionals to be the programme advisor and provide internship opportunities for our students. Meanwhile, guest lectures and visits will be arranged during the term.

Internship Partner

  • weSport
  • Tin Shui Wai Rugby Football Club
  • Yau Chun Volleyball Team
  • Chung Lung Basketball
  • Kai Tak Youth Rowing Community
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  • Kwun Tong Swimming Club
  • Lingnan University Student Services Centre
  • 安邦女子籃球隊
  • 標準福建男子籃球隊
  • 僑聯籃球隊

Career prospects

  • Club House Management

  • Fitness Training Centres

  • Health Club Management

  • Outdoor Camp Sites

  • Sports Events in Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Sports Brand Enterprises

  • Sports Associations/Teams

Professional Recognitions

  • Graduates are exempted from the “Physical Fitness Foundation Certificate” required for the Instructor Certification Programmes organized by Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong (HKPFA)

Remarks

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

Student Achievements

HSBC Scholars Day 2018

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. Afsar Bilal, year 1 student of Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership student, and Ms. Ngai Ka Yu, year 2 student of Higher Diploma in Fitness Training and Management student of LIFE, were awarded the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship at the HSBC Scholars Day on 15 June 2018.  Apart from academic excellence and good performance in panel interviews, HSBC Scholars must demonstrate a commitment to serving the Hong Kong community.
 
Ka Yu has been awarded the Scholarship in two consecutive years.  She said, “I thought that my motto - Never Give Up When Face Difficulties - impressed the panel members!”  Ka Yu has already obtained the offer from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and will admit to Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Education after graduation to achieve her dream of being a PE teacher.
 
Bilal, a distance run lover, will practice for about 100 kilometers every week.  He said with a laugh, "I need to buy a pair of new running shoes every month.  I’m glad that the scholarship supports this expenditure."  He encourages DSE students not to lose hope as there is always a chance waiting around the corner.


  
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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
​(170cm or below)
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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

CHUA KWOK KUI

TANG CHUN HOI

WONG KA CHUN

WONG WAI CHUN

YIU MING CHING

YUEN SANG

 

LU Men's Soccer Team

LEUNG CHUN YIN

MOK CHONG YIN

 

Teaching and Learning Support

HKFYG Jockey Club Community Team Sports - Rope Skipping Demo Cup & Leadership Training Camp 2016-17

HKFYG Jockey Club Community Team Sports - Rope Skipping Demo Cup & Leadership Training Camp 2016-17, organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), was held on 9 July 2017.  Students of Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership were given an opportunity to assist in the event.  Students were excited to gain experience in mega sports event management through participation in this event.
 
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Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Hydro-Fitness Competition & Integrative Performance 2017

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Hydro-Fitness Competition & Integrative Performance 2017, organized by Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China, was held at Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool on 2 July 2017.  Students of Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership were given an opportunity to assist in the event.  Students were excited to gain experience in mega sports event management through participation in this event.
 
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New World Springboard Swimming Championships

New World Springboard Swimming Championships was held on 1 July 2017.  Students of Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching and Leadership were given an opportunity to assist in the event.  Students were excited to gain experience in mega sports event management through participation in this event.
 
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女飛魚是如何煉成的?

McDull Charity Run 2017

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Students were given an opportunity to assist in the event.

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.

參觀東方足球隊訓練


       
同學到訪東方體育會,參觀東方足球隊訓練。

新世界維港泳2016


同學為新世界維港泳2016擔任工作人員,提供實地支援。

運動醫學及康復科技會議暨博覽2016


同學參與運動醫學及康復科技會議暨博覽,從研討會及工作坊獲取最新知識。

東方體育會嶺南大學合作培訓教練人才

專業人才求過於供 運動教練及體適能課程出路廣

注入領袖學 運動管理新概念

 

新課程照顧社會所需 2015

學院在開放日當天設有攤位和講座,向參加者介紹課程的內容和特色。學院又邀請了資深傳媒工作者鄭明仁,香港足總技術顧問郭家明,曉光護老服務集團行政總裁陳盛德和保健員蘇家譽,以及香港黃金海岸酒店總經理韓鵬程主持就業專題講座,向有意報讀的高中學生提供最新的市場就業資訊。

郭家明表示,現時香港欠缺培訓運動教練的課程,學院的課程正好補足康體政策和業界的人才需求,「運動教練及領袖學高級 文憑的畢業生可謂不愁出路,無論本港或內地對這類人才的需求都很大,如學校和康體場所也很需要教練指導課餘活動。就連施政報告也宣布委派民政事務局負責體育政策的副秘書長擔任『體育專員』,統籌和協調跨局或跨部門的體育工作,可見機遇處處。」 ​

​此課程理論及實用並重,除了提供個人及團隊運動教練的整全培訓外,還設有不少於200小時的實習機會,裝備其日後在體育活動和管理工作上,發展長遠的事業。
 
 

Graduate Sharing

曾浩然

曾浩然

  • 2018年運動教練及領袖學高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港教育大學體育教育榮譽學士課程一年級
感謝這兩年來幫助過我的老師和同學,沒有其他事情比銜接大學更值得開心,而且更是入讀自己心儀的課程。高級文憑的這兩年實在過得不容易,同時兼顧讀書和運動真的是一件很難的事,幸運地最後還是能繼續升學,完成大學夢。希望之後的日子,可以繼續走得更遠。
梁俊毅

梁俊毅

  • 2018年運動教練及領袖學高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港浸會大學運動及康樂領袖學社會科學學士(榮譽)課程三年級
學院每位老師都很用心教導,經常給予我們寶貴意見和升學資訊。最深刻的是我有機會以排球助教的角色返回自己母校去完成200小時的實習,這寶貴的經驗真的十分難得,因很多技巧和知識是書本學不到的,對我往後在運動方面的發展幫助很大。我亦加入了嶺南大學的排球隊,讓我有機會參加大專比賽,跟隨校隊往內地交流更是十分難忘。迎新營和其他節日活動,使我認識了很多朋友,豐富了我的校園生活。
劉子弘

劉子弘

  • 2018年運動教練及領袖學高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港教育大學科學教育榮譽學士(運動科學)課程三年級
剛開學時我十分擔心未能完成我的學士目標,但一段時間後,發覺學院提供一個很好的學習環境,而老師也很用心教導及關顧學生,無論何時也願意解答問題。在老師悉心教導下,我終於獲香港教育大學取錄,升讀科學教育榮譽學士(運動科學)課程三年級,向自己的目標進發。另一方面,在學院所學的知識理論對我現時的教練工作也有很大幫助,使我成為一位更好的教練。