Bachelor of Physical Education
|Awarding institution 頒授機構||Macao Polytechnic University|
|Responsible academic unit 負責學術單位||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sports|
|Endorsement in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示||63/2021|
|Name of final award / programme title 學位及課程名稱||Bachelor of Physical Education|
|Duration of study 學習年期||4 years|
|MPU programme code 理大課程編號||4LFDC/4LFNC|
|FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準||Level 6|
|QAA benchmark group QAA學科基準組別||-|
|Programme accredited by 專業認可機構||Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT)|
|Language of instruction 授課語言||Chinese|
Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
Institution(s) other than MPU that will provide some teaching to the programme
Programme description 課程簡介
Bachelor of Physical Education is Macao's only Bachelor's programme in sports education. It is a comprehensive programme which encompasses areas such as physical education, sports, recreation, health fitness and other related fields. The programme equips students with a solid foundation of theoretical study and professional training. Internship opportunities are provided in primary or secondary schools as well as public and private sports organisations. Students also have opportunities to participate in international sports competitions. The programme fosters students' lifelong passion and learning in sports studies and prepares them for further education.
Programme objectives 課程目標
The objective of the programme is to train sports professionals and practitioners with capability both in sports education and management. The programme aims to equip students with knowledge of the fundamental theories of sports. Students shall master the skills and techniques in sports practice and develop their capabilities in research and innovation. The programme also emphasises the application of theories in learning and practice to meet the changing social demands. Students learn the structures and functions of human body movements, performance enhancement, health promotion, injury prevention and rehabilitation. They will be acquainted with various tests, measurement methods and basic statistical techniques. Students will also be prepared for postgraduate studies in relavant areas.
What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes in terms of academic contents, disciplinary skills, and attributes. Graduates will be competent in various positions such as sports teachers, coaches, professional athletes, administrative executives, technicians, police officers, etc. Graduates will be able to work in schools, sports clubs and associations, councils, resorts, governmental agencies or other relevant industries.
Academic contents 學術內容
|A1||Knowledge and understanding of physical education|
|A2||Problem-solving problems and management skills in sports|
|A3||Critical understanding of sports as an industry|
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
|B1||Develop the skills in different sport events|
|B2||Develop skills and qualities to serve in sports-related organisations|
|B3||Apply theories to practice in the sports environment|
|C1||To be able to plan, organise, lead and evaluate sports programmes|
|C2||To demonstrate professional knowledge in sports-related modules|
|C3||To demonstrate scientific research abilities in physical education|
|C4||To communicate effectively in both speaking and writing|
|C5||To possess a global vision which enables them to understand issues and problems from different perspectives|
|C6||To show spirit of sport and encourage the young generation to have a positive attitude towards life|
|C7||To enable students to practice a healthy lifestyle and promote it to the people around them|
How will you learn? 如何學習
Through lectures, field practice, seminars, practical / laboratory work and other learning opportunities, students will acquire the learning outcomes expected from individual learning modules. Scholars and professional coaches are invited on campus regularly to carry out workshops and trainings, providing students with a more comprehensive perpective in sports education and management. Adequate volume of readings are available for students to enhance basic knowledge, theories and operating techniques. Teaching practicum is arranged for students to strengthen practical skills in teaching and class management.
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
The programme schedules an annual examination board which considers all student academic profiles and agrees classifications and progression routes. Modules are assessed by a combination of assignments, quizzes, class presentations, laboratory reports, portfolios or group projects, mid-term and final examinations. Specialised sport modules are assessed by coursework in the form of referee skills, microteaching, mini-projects and final examination comprising both written examination and practical assessment of sport skills. Examinations are typically of a two-hour paper undertaken at the end of each semester. Examination papers will be reviewed by internal moderators and then by external examiners. All examination papers go through a moderation marking procedure. Samples of three examination answer sheets (high, medium and low grades) are sent to the external examiners for quality control. Re-sit exam will be given for qualifies students who fail their first attempt at the end of each semester. Re-sit marks are capped at 50%. Normally, students who fail again in the re-sit examination or those who fail to meet attendance requirement will be required to repeat the failed modules.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
The programme is delivered over eight semesters spanning four years. Students are required to acquire 145 credits for graduation. It focuses on both the study of physical education theory and the improvement of sports skills. To achieve this goal, the programme is designed to be composed by 36 theoretical modules and 21 technical modules. In addition, through internship and graduation thesis in the fourth year, students are able to integrate practice and theory into practice.
Learning Module Title
Learning Module Code
Learning Module Selection Status
Year of Study
|Constitution and Basic Law||LLAW1110||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|History of Sport and Physical Education||PHIS111||2||Compulsory||1||2|
|Design and Practice On Sports Games||PSGM111||2||Compulsory||1||1|
|Track and Field||PTAF121||6||Compulsory||1||Not applicable|
|Putonghua I *||PPUT122||6||Elective||1||Not applicable|
|English I *||PENG122||6||Elective||1||Not applicable|
|Portuguese I *||PPOR122||6||Elective||1||Not applicable|
|Complete 1 elective from the group A2||See below||1||Compulsory||2||Not applicable|
|Sport Biomechanics||PBIM221||4||Compulsory||2||Not applicable|
|Psychology of Physical Education||PPEP211||2||Compulsory||2||2|
|Theory and Practice in Sport Recreation||PREC221||4||Compulsory||2||Not applicable|
|Traumatology and First‐Aid||PTFA211||2||Compulsory||2||1|
|Theories of Training||PTOT221||4||Compulsory||2||Not applicable|
|Putonghua II *||PPUT222||6||Elective||2||Not applicable|
|English II *||PENG222||6||Elective||2||Not applicable|
|Portuguese II *||PPOR222||6||Elective||2||Not applicable|
|Complete 1 elective from the group A3||See below||1||Compulsory||3||2|
|Optional Sport||See below||8||Compulsory||3||Not applicable|
|Sport For The Disabled||PDIS321||2||Compulsory||3||1|
|Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education||PMEV311||2||Compulsory||3||2|
|Motor Learning and Control||PMLC311||3||Compulsory||3||Not applicable|
|Physical Education of School||PPES321||4||Compulsory||3||Not applicable|
|Racket Sport I||PRSO311||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Racket Sport II||PRST311||3||Compulsory||3||2|
|Sport Sociology||PSOC321||3||Compulsory||3||Not applicable|
|Statistics in Physical Education||PSTA311||3||Compulsory||3||1|
|Putonghua III *||PPUT322||6||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|English III *||PENG322||6||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Portuguese III *||PPOR322||6||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Complete 1 elective from the group A4||See below||1||Compulsory||4||2|
|Graduation Report||PGRE421||6||Compulsory||4||Not applicable|
|Methodology of Research in Physical Education||PMER411||2||Compulsory||4||1|
|Statistic Software Applications||PSSA411||2||Compulsory||4||1|
|Elective - Group A2|
|Elective - Group A3|
|Elective - Group A4|
|Practice of Training||PPTX412||1||Elective||4||2|
|Elective - Group B|
|Optional Sport ‐ Basketball||POBA321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Optional Sport ‐ Football||POFO321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Optional Sport ‐ Gymnastics||POGY321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Optional Sport ‐ Handball||POHA321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Optional Sport ‐ Swimming||POSW321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
|Optional Sport ‐ Track and Field||POTF321||8||Elective||3||Not applicable|
* English/ Putonghua/ Portuguese (Select one language module)
Student require to select the same language module on the first, second and third years.
What are the Entry Requirements? 入學條件
According to Article 3 of Academic Regulations Governing Bachelor's Degree Programmes of MPU,
An applicant shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme of the University if s/he
a) holds a qualification not lower than Grade 12 or the equivalent, and
b) fulfils other admission criteria prescribed by the programme of study concerned.
- An applicant of age 23 or above, proven to possess relevant capabilities (especially in the entrance examination(s) of MPU), shall be considered for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme with a waiver on the requirement in item a) of above point.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
Each student is allocated a year tutor who provides general academic and pastoral support throughout the four years of study. Year tutors are the first point of contact in matters stated above. Various communication channels are available for students to express their opinions and suggestions, such as via their respective year tutors, student representatives, programme coordinators and assistant programme coordinators, and dialogue meetings on different levels. The dialogue meetings serve as platforms for consultation and discussion between students and respective personnel ranging from the programme, the school, the academic support and administrative units, to the institutional management. Feedback is made by respective personnel to every issue raised by the students during the meeting with follow-up actions tracked. Student surveys are conducted in every learning module on a semesterly basis to collect students' opinions regarding the delivery of the modules. User satisfaction surveys are conducted annually on central student services. Feedback collected via these surveys will be followed up by the school or respective departments.
Academic support and guidance 教學支援及指導
Students will receive an orientation about their four years of study at the beginning of the first year. Year tutors are appointed to individual students upon admission to provide academic and pastoral support throughout the period of study in the programme. Students may seek academic advices from their year tutors or programme coordinators regarding their learning path/plan and registration of learning modules. In individual learning modules, the instructors' office hours and contact information are made accessible to students for any questions regarding their study. Students' learning engagement and performance will be reviewed on a regular basis by year tutors and programme coordinators to identify learning needs and provide relevant support. Students' learning performance and progression will also be reviewed by the programme examination board to ensure their learning is adequately supported and their progress is on track. In addition, counselling services, careers services and student support services are accessible to all students through the Student Affairs Office. A wide variety of extracurricular activities (e.g. seminars, workshops, exchange opportunities, field trips etc.) are available via the Student Affairs Office. Students may make full use of the variety of learning oppportunities, both curricular and extracurricular, to develop their academic and holistic capabilities for their future careers or further studies.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
Support for students with disabilities 身心障礙學生支援
Macao Polytechnic University has in place a university-wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis with the joint effort of the programme and various student support services of the University, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Information Technology Department and the Campus Management and Development Department, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能
The programme has established strong links with relevant organisations to keep abreast of the latest academic and industrial development. External speakers, such as sports experts and industrial practitioners from both public affairs and private business sectors, are invited to conduct talks and participate in exhibitions to facilitate students' career development and further studies. Our academic staff contribute to research projects as project leaders and cooperate with government departments such as Sports Bureau as well as Education and Youth Development Bureau. We also promote research collaboration with academics from Beijing Sport University and Shanghai University of Sport.