Physical Education Unit - Aims, Objectives and Programme Learning Outcomes

Required Physical Education Programme

All full-time year 1 undergraduates must take one required Physical Education course (1 unit) in each semester during their first year of attendance, except for Sports Science and Physical Education Majors. For second-year entrants, one required Physical Education course should be taken in either the first or the second semester. The basis of assessment for each course will be students' achievement in basic skills, learning attitude and attendance. Courses offered include: track and field, swimming, physical conditioning, basketball, volleyball, soccer, team handball, softball, squash, tennis, badminton, table-tennis etc..

Students who have health problems may take a special class which designed to meet their needs.


Elective Physical Education Programme

Students who are interested in sports and keen to acquire more skills can participate in physical education elective courses on tennis, badminton, table-tennis, squash, archery, yoga and tai chi etc.. All elective courses are 1-unit term courses.


Aim of the programmes

Required and elective Physical Education programmes aim at fostering the whole-person development of students. Hence, our programmes make great effort and take an active role in helping students improve their physical abilities, increase their knowledge of physical activities, and enhance their confidence and motivation to participate in physical activities, so that they can ultimately cultivate a lifelong habit of participating in physical activities and enhance their physical fitness and health. Through taking part in different sports activities, students can strengthen their generic skills and develop positive psychological traits, which enable them to become physically, mentally and socially fit to confront difficulties in the challenging workplace in the future.


Objectives of the programmes

  • To equip student with basic skills of the selected sports.
  • To motivate student to participate in physical activities.
  • To have positive contributions to student’s physical fitness condition.
  • To help student realise the benefits of exercise.
  • To help student understand the significance of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To enhance student’s generic skills (e.g. communication, teamwork and self management).


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

After the completion of the P.E. programme, students are able to:

1) Knowledge (Cognitive Domain)
PLO 1 Acquire general knowledge in the principles of performing exercise including a better understanding of the health benefits of participating in sports and fitness activities regularly, such as in the prevention of chronic diseases
PLO 2 Be aware of the safety requirements when participating in selected sports and fitness activities
PLO 3 Have a better understanding of the techniques in performing selected sports and fitness activities
PLO 4 Know the basic strategies, rules and regulations of selected sports
2) Skills (Psychomotor Domain)
PLO 5 Acquire basic techniques of selected sports and fitness activities
PLO 6 Perform and participate within the rules of selected sports
PLO 7 Observe the safety requirements when participating in selected sports and fitness activities
PLO 8 Achieve improvement in physical fitness and motor skill levels
3) Value/ attitude (Affective Domain)
PLO 9 Develop positive attitude towards participation in physical activities including sports and fitness activities
PLO10 Be proactive in participating in physical activities including sports and fitness activities
PLO11 Appreciate the importance of sportsmanship and fair play
PLO12 Develop an appreciation of sports as a spectator and a participant