Curso de Mestrado em Desporto e Educação Física
|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||62/2019|
|Name of final award / programme title 學位及課程名稱||Master of Science in Sports and Physical Education|
|Duration of study 學習年期||2 Years|
|MPU programme code 理大課程編號||MSPTM|
|FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準||Level 7|
|QAA benchmark group QAA學科基準組別||-|
|Programme accredited by 專業認可機構||-|
|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
Master of Science in Sports and Physical Education aims to cultivate professionals with expertise and skills for physical education, sports training, sports management, and scholarly research. The programme features in-depth discussions on topics in sports management, sport psychology and education. It nurtures elite athletes to contribute to the development of the sports industry in the Greater Bay Area. Graduates will demonstrate strong academic competence to pursue a career in sports.
Programme objectives 課程目標
This programme aims to cultivate elite professionals in Sports and Physical Education, cultivating students' humanistic quality, international perspective, ethics, and the ability to apply their theoretical knowledge into practical work. Graduates will be competent to work independently in occupations related with physical education and sports training.
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 shall obtain solid theoretical foundation in physical education and sports science, and be able to apply their comprehensive understanding of the frontiers of physical education and sports studies into professional practice.
Academic contents 學術內容
|A1||Systematic knowledge and understanding of current physical education in schools|
|A2||Advanced theoretical knowledge and the latest skills/techniques of sports training|
|A3||Comprehensive knowledge of kinesiological basis of exercise adaptation|
|A4||Conceptual understanding of theories and practices of sports management|
|A5||Knowledge and application of research skills for a scientific research career|
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
|B1||Deal with issues of physical education by novel and active teaching skills|
|B2||Demonstrate and enhance athletic performance and promote fitness for all with a variety of techniques|
|B3||Master the administrative skills needed for employment in professional environment|
|B4||Tackle research issues of sports scope in the view of correct statistical methods|
|C1||To communicate effectively in both speaking and writing|
|C2||To possess a global vision which enables them to understand issues and problems from different perspectives|
|C3||To show spirit of sport and inspire the young generation|
|C4||To demonstrate a keen interest in and strong capacity for life-long learning|
|C5||To practise high standards of ethical behaviour in athletic contest, academic study and daily life|
|C6||To have a positive attitude towards society and the environment|
|C7||To adhere to high moral standards and to commit to excellence in life-long learning|
How will you learn? 如何學習
Modules are delivered through lectures, field practice, tutorials, seminars, workshop and laboratory work. Instruction methods are module-based and are carefully tailored to fit to the module objectives and the students' needs. In addition, the master’s thesis is essential for cultivating students' research abilities and shall be completed under the supervison of faculty members.
How will you be assessed? 如何評核
Various assessement methods are adopted to ensure the learning objectives are achieved. Common assessment types include written examinations, coursework evaluations, laboratory reports, projects reports, and individual or group verbal presentations. The assessment rules are explicitly outlined in the syllabus. The master’s thesis shall be reviewed by the thesis examination panel with three faculty members. A candidate shall also perform and pass an public oral defense. All assessment methods and results will be reviewed by the external examiners.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
The programme is delivered over four semesters spanning two years. It requires a total of 36 credits to graduate. Students must complete modules from the compulsory modules (18 credits) and the elective modules (6 credits) , as well as one thesis (12 credits) and pass the oral defense. The first two sememster are lecture-based while the third and the fourth semesters are for the thesis preparation.
Learning Module Title
Learning Module Code
Learning Module Selection Status
Year of Study
|Advanced Psychology of Sports and Exercise||SPPE6121||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Principles of Motor Learning||SPPE6122||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Special Topics in Current Physical Education in Schools||SPPE6123||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Theory and Methodology of Physical Fitness Assessment||SPPE6124||3||Compulsory||1||1|
|Methodology of Research in Physical Education||SPPE6125||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Study of Sports Management||SPPE6126||3||Compulsory||1||2|
|Methods of Coaching||SPPE6101||3||Elective||1||2|
|Design and Practice of Sports Games||SPPE6102||3||Elective||1||1|
|Multivariate Statistical Methods in Sport Science||SPPE6103||3||Elective||1||2|
|Training of Strength and Conditioning||SPPE6104||3||Elective||1||1|
|Exercise and Nutrition||SPPE6105||3||Elective||1||1|
|Monitoring Body Functional Performance of Athletes||SPPE6106||3||Elective||1||2|
What are the Entry Requirements? 入學條件
According to Article 3 of Academic Regulations Governing Master's Degree Programmes of MPI, an applicant shall be considered for admission to a master’s degree programme of MPI if s/he:
a) holds a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited higher education institution;
b) fulfils other admission criteria prescribed by the programme of study concerned; *and
c) satisfies the examiner(s) in an interview (if required).
* Applicants are required to submit resumes, university transcripts, sports awards and research publications, etc., and need to attend interview. The interview focuses on candidates’ knowledge of sports studies and physical education, scientific research potential and ability of speculative thinking. The selection of qualified applications for admission is based on the admission quota, documents submitted by the applicant and his/her performance in the interview.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
Each student is assigned a supervisor immediately after being accepted through the "two-way" selection. Students can contact their supervisors for academic purposes anytime during their study. A programme coordinator also welcomes the students to drop in the office for a discussion to address their academic concerns . No appointment is needed.
Students are requested to complete the "Taught Learning Module and Teaching Evaluation Questionnaire". The 2nd year students (prospective graduate students) shall also complete the "Thesis and Supervisor Evaluation Questionnaire". The evaluation is performed twice in each academic year. Evaluation reports will be sent to teacher concerned by the Faculty Dean with suggestions for quality improvement. Student feedback is also collected through daily informal discussions and at Student Dialogue Meetings. The meetings are held at least once a semester.
Comments, suggestions and complaints from the students on teaching quality will be considered carefully. Follow-up actions will be taken if the concerns are relevant and are within the terms of reference of the school. Suggestions will be passed on to the academic staff concerned for follow-up actions. Feedback of other natures may be sent to the relevant departments for further consideration and action.
Academic support and guidance 教學支援及指導
The thesis supervisors will provide detailed guidance to students regarding the process and procedures. Academic advising on module enrollment is available. In case of unsatisfactory academic performance, the supervisor shall discuss with the student for measures of improvement. Students are also encouraged to attend regular workshops on Digital literacy and English writing, organised by the Library and MPU-Bell Centre. 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 a close relationship with external distinguished scholars who conduct workshop or seminars at MPU to improve students' global vision and academic capability. Industrial Advisory Meeting organised by the Programme is held at least annually to provide the Programme with valuable industrial advices and feedbacks on the performance of our graduates. As the programme is being widely acclaimed in Macao, most of local graduates can enter into full time paid employment immediately after completing their degrees. Some of our graduates continue their further studies in our doctoral programme jointly offered with Shanghai University of sports, or other universities such as Beijing Sports University etc.