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Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Sep 2024 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
2 years
Course Fee
HK$25,500 per year
Deadline on 31 Jul 2024 (Wed)
2587 3154
2807 2054
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Application deadline:

1st round: 31 May 2024

2nd round: 31 Jul 2024

3rd round: 12 Aug 2024


This programme aims to provide students with cutting-edge information and practical experience to pursue a coaching career in youth sports, tertiary and Olympic or professional sports. Students in the programme will learn current practices in sport identification and development, coaching methodology, sport psychology, applied biomechanics, strength and conditioning, application of research, and the administration of sport programs. It will enhance their understanding of coaching programming to meet the specific needs of clients that they are supervising in the community. 


Scholarship Opportunity

Students who are elite athletes can apply for the Western Harbour Tunnel Elite Athlete Education Scholarship.

Programme Details

This is a 2-year programme. Normally, there will be 2 classes per week on weekday evenings.

Remark: Students are required to have an up to date cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) qualification in order to be eligible for the award of Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance. 

HKU Library Reader's card will be offered to HKU SPACE part-time students (including Advanced Diploma). Library Reader's card gives students of this programme the right to On-site reading and On-site access to e-resources.  It does not grant students the right to borrow books and use remote access to selected e-resources. If students wish to borrow books and use remote access to selected e-resources,  an upgrade fee will be charged.

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0. Academic Writing Skills
1. Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise*
2. Introduction to Sport Coaching and Performance*
3. Exercise Physiology: Aerobic and Anaerobic*
4. Physical Performance Perspectives*
5. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise*
6. Fundamental Instructor Training
7. Body in Motion*
8. Participation Behaviour and Exercise*
9. Developing and Assessing Sport Performance*
10. School Sport and Coaching
11. Performance Programming for Coaches: Theory to practice*
12. Professional Practice

Students who complete Modules 0 to 12 will receive the Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.  Students who choose to exit after completing Modules 0 to 6 will be awarded a Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance.

Individual modules: can be taken on their own without the need to complete the whole Advanced Diploma or Diploma programme.


Professional Accreditation

The programme offers candidates the opportunity to begin academic development in the field of Fitness, Exercise and Coaching.

  1. Successful completors may also apply to the BSc (Honours) Sport Coaching offered by HKU SPACE with the University of Northumbria on a part time or full time basis.

This programme provides CPE points for the professional group as follows:
HKPFA- PFA Instructors may apply for Continuing Education Credit points

This programme is also recognised by HK Coaching Committee as an exemption course of its Foundation Certificate programme.

Progression Path


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$25,500 per year (The course fee is reviewed annually and the fee for the next intake is subject to change without prior notice)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

  1. have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 or above in 5 subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language), or equivalent;
  2. (a)(i) be aged at least 21 years of age and have three years of relevant work experience, or

             (ii) hold a Certificate in relevant subjects;


       (b) Provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

(i) HKDSE English Language at Level 2; or

           (ii) HKCEE English Language at Level 2; or

           (iii) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)); or

           (iv) an overall band of 6 with subtest of 5.5 in the IELTS; or

           (v) a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL.


Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or an English test.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance
COURSE CODE 35F120301 FEES $49,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3154
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.