Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Sports, Exercise and Recreation Management
The programme aims to explore the major concepts that underpin the contribution of physical activity and integrative approaches to wellness. Students will appreciate the dimensions of wellness and the composition of integrative health and wellness. Whilst the focus is upon healthy individuals, students will address the wellness needs of specific population groups and those with common disease. They will also understand business management skills related to the wellness industry with a focus upon the design of relevant and feasible wellness programmes. As such the programme equips students with an understanding of the complex knowledge and practical skills required to develop and manage the delivery of wellness programmes, for individuals and groups, according to their specific needs. It is suitable for fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise and wellness leaders, corporate human resources personnel, community organisation programme directors and other front-line health and fitness professionals seeking to further their knowledge of this area through higher level academic studies.
Duration of Study
Classes will be conducted on weekday evenings nornmally twice per week.
The medium of instruction is English. The delivery methods are diverse which include face-to-face lectures, e-learning activities, workshop, tutorial and placement project.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
- critically discuss the concepts and theories that underpin physical activity, wellness and wellbeing;
- review a range of evidence-based integrative health and wellness practices that could be included in a wellness programme;
- employ techniques in the development of holistic and integrative wellness programmes;
- strategically design a wellness programme and business plan according to the specific needs of an organisation offering wellness programmes.
The programme incorporates a wide variety of assessment methods enabling the ways in which student achievement is measured and evaluated to be appropriate to the learning outcomes of each module. The assessment included written/group assignments and written test and the pass mark is set at 50%.
To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 70% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignments. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
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Modules & Class Details
Students are expected to incorporate the knowledge gained from all three modules into the completion of a community-based project included in Module 3. The Project provides students with the opportunity to place their acquired theory and knowledge into a relevant and practical context through application in the field.
1. Integrative Health and Wellness
An examination of integrative health and wellness, including the history, philosophies, and methods of prominent integrative therapies. The variety of approaches, major concepts, methodological approaches and theoretical foundations are explored. Perceived differences between, and limitations of, traditional and non-traditional medicine will be identified. Connections between the mind, body, spirit, and energy in relation to wellbeing and disease. An overview of the scientific evidence for integrative interventions for health promotion, and biological approaches.
2. Physical Activity and Wellness
A discussion of the dimensions of wellness and an holistic approach to health. Current global trends in wellness identifying the scope and development of this growing industry. The impact of physical activity and inactivity on individuals and society together with physical activity trends and strategies as well as the influencing factors of physical activity behaviours. The benefits of physical activity and exercise and the effect that they have on the wellness of individuals and specific population groups are explored.
3. Wellness Programme Business Management
Common business practices in the wellness industry and the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to successfully design, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and manage exercise and wellness programmes. Students will seek to innovatively apply these concepts to a local organisation project in a placement, or professional sharing experience, allowing for the culture and philosophy of the organisation.
Fee & Entry Requirements
HK$150 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$24,500 per programme
Applicants should normally hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in a related subject, for example sport, exercise, physical activity and health, social sciences, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy or equivalent.
If the bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification, is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency such as:
- an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
- a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
- HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
- HKDSE Examination English Language at level 3 or above; or
- equivalent qualifications.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not fulfill the academic requirement but possess five years of work experience in a related industry. Such applicants shall have to provide evidence of English proficiency as listed above.
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management
|COURSE CODE 41E138291
|Integrative Health and Wellness (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management)
|COURSE CODE 41Z138301
|Physical Activity and Wellness (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management)
|COURSE CODE 41Z13831A
|Wellness Programme Business Management (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management)
|COURSE CODE 41Z138328
|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
|Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Wellness Management
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