Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sport and Recreation Leadership

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sport and Recreation Leadership is a four-year full-time Programme for Associate Degree graduates who wish to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to develop a career in the sport and recreation industry. Apart from serving the mainstream population, a focus is placed on the planning and delivery of sport and recreation programs to persons with special needs, such as elderly people, people with physical/intellectual disabilities and people who require special attention.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate theories and concepts in sports and recreation to plan and organise specific events according to the needs of the participants;
  2. Evaluate sports and recreation events from the perspectives of equal opportunities and inclusion, and globalised and localised contexts;
  3. Lead and manage sports and recreation events with creative problem-solving skills; and
  4. Reflect on the challenges faced by participants of sports and recreation events from their physical and special needs perspectives.

Most courses are taught by a combination of lecture-discussions and field experiences such as site-visits, observations, and case studies. A special feature of the programme is its service learning, which include extensive professional placements that will provide students with work integrated learning experiences in both mainstream sport and recreation organisations and in organisations that serve people with special needs.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 60 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses^ 15 units
V) Free Electives 34 units
    128 units

^ The 3-unit GE Capstone course is listed under the Major Required or Elective course category with a remark #.


As this programme is designed for Associate Degree graduates, the number of courses/units that students are required to complete depends on the number of courses/units for which credit transfer can be acquired. Such credit transfer or course exemption is granted on a case-by-case basis. Generally, graduates of the Baptist University Associate Degree in Sport and Recreation Studies may apply for direct admission to Year 3 of the programme. These students are required to complete 51 Units of Major Required courses and 15 units of Major Elective courses. Associate degree graduates who have not taken sport and recreation courses in their previous studies will need to make up the University Core courses (13 units), General Education courses (15 units) and Free Elective courses (34 units):

I. Major Courses 60 units
  Major Required Courses (45 units)  
  SRLP3005 Individual Differences in Cognition, Learning and Skill Acquisition 3 units
  SRLP3008 Internship I 1.5 units
  SRLP3009 Internship I 1.5 units
  SRLP3015 Individual Differences in Physical Attributes and Movement Patterns 3 units
  SRLP3025 Life-span Development 3 units
  SRLP3035 Scientific Principles of Human Movement 3 units
  SRLP3045 Communication for Sport and Recreation Leaders 3 units
  SRLP3055 Recreation Leadership 3 units
  SRLP3065 Recreation Programming and Programme Evaluation 3 units
  SRLP3075 Research Methods 3 units
  SRLP4005 Internship II 3 units
  SRLP4015 Design and Management of Sport and Recreation Facilities 3 units
  SRLP4025 Financial and Human Resources Management in Sport and Recreation 3 units
  SRLP4035 Sport and Recreation for Persons with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities 3 units
  SRLP4045 Health Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 units
  SRLP4055 Marketing in Sport and Recreation 3 units
  Major Elective Courses (15 units)  
  SRLP3105 Nutrition and Health 3 units
  SRLP3115 Prevention and Care of Sport Injuries 3 units
  SRLP3125 Planning and Leading Rhythmic Activities 3 units
  SRLP3805 Social Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Education Programming# 3 units
  SRLP4105 Leisure Education 3 units
  SRLP4115 Planning and Leading Inclusive Games and Activities 3 units
  SRLP4125 Independent Project 3 units
  SRLP4135 Leisure Counselling 3 units
  SRLP4145 Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Education Programming 3 units
  SRLP4155 Planning and Leading Water Activities 3 units
  SRLP4165 Sports for Persons with Special Needs 3 units
II. Honours Project 6 units
  SRLP4008 Honours Project I 3 units
  SRLP4009 Honours Project II 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 15 units
V. Free Electives 34 units
    128 units


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