Six Elite Wushu Athletes Graduated at Beijing Sport University Bachelor of Education in Sports Training Programme
Professor Huang Zhuhang, Dean of the Beijing Sport University Continuing Education College (centre) present certificates to graduates in recognition of their hard work over the past five years. Read More
(From left) New student representatives Wong Hui-wai (triathlon) and Chan Chi-kwong (swimming) exchanged baton with graduating representatives Tang Siu-kong and Yuen Ka-ying (wushu), symbolising the BSU motto passing on from generations to generations. Read More
Mr Jonathan McKinley JP, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs (3rd from left), presents scholarship awards to five outstanding students namely (from left) Cheung Kin-fun (athletics), Chui Siu-kei and Chung Chun-wa (swimming) as well as Hui Wai-man and Leung Wing-kai (basketball). Read More
Professor Huang Zhuhang, Dean of the Beijing Sport University Continuing Education College (front row, 7th from left), Mr Jonathan McKinley JP, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs (front row, 6th from left) and the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Dr Trisha Leahy (front row, 7th from right) take a photo with other guests and graduates in front of the presentation stage. Read More
The fourth annual graduation ceremony for the Bachelor of Education in Sport Training Programme (the Programme) awarded jointly by the Beijing Sport University (BSU) and the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI), took place on 9 November at the HKSI Main Building. Eleven students including wushu elite athletes namely Cheng Chung-hang, Leung Ka-wai, Leung Man-chun, Tang Siu-kong, Yuen Ka-ying and Zheng Tian-hui from the graduating class received their certificates in recognition of their hard work over the past five years.
The Programme, which commenced in 1999, is Hong Kong’s first degree course in sports training. It is offered to local coaches and athletes by the renowned BSU. It aims to professionally develop sport-specific coaches and athletes, as well as to help provide quality coaches for Hong Kong sports.
The Ceremony was officiated by Professor Huang Zhuhang, Dean of Beijing Sport University Continuing Education College, Mr Jonathan McKinley JP, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs and Dr Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of the HKSI.
At the Ceremony, Professor Huang congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to strive for excellence in their future career and community contributions. He said, “I would like to thank all the students who received their Degrees today. Although five-year’s studying is a difficult learning process, it’s your athletic stamina and determination that touch our hearts. We are gratified and thrilled to see that our joint effort and hard work with our long-term partner the HKSI have finally received rewards and returned with fruitful results.”
One of the graduates, wushu athlete Cheng Chung-hang said, “I would like to sincerely thank the BSU and the HKSI for their continuous support and help until our graduations today. It is my honour to have successfully completed the Programme while I was striving for my athletic dreams all these years. This Programme has been a big boost of confidence for all the athletes who will start a new career one day in the society.”
Furthermore, six students who performed excellently in the past academic year were presented scholarship awards by Mr Jonathan McKinley. The scholarship recipients were Chung Chun-wa and Chui Siu-kei (swimming), Hui Wai-man and Leung Wing-kai (basketball), Chan Chi-ching (wushu), Cheung Kin-fun (athletics).
Following the scholarship award presentation, Professor Huang presided admission certificates to the new students. Student representatives performed a baton exchange ceremony as a symbol of the BSU motto passing on from generations to generations. There are a total of 14 new students’ admission in the Programme this year, including two elite athletes Mok Uen-ying (wushu) and Wong Hui-wai (triathlon).
The Programme is a five-year course which consists of 25 modules comprising sports psychology, sports nutrition, statistics in sports, administration in sports training, Chinese and English writing skills. In addition, students are required to choose a sports-specific elective module containing theories and 90-hour practicum among athletics, badminton, basketball, fencing, swimming, table tennis, triathlon and wushu. The qualification of the Programme is equivalent to students who attained BSU Degrees in the Mainland and is widely recognised by other countries.
To date, the Programme has successfully nurtured many elite athletes and professional coaches in Hong Kong, such as To Yu-hang, Cheng Ka-ho, Chan Siu-kit and Angie Tsang (wushu); Chiang Wai-hung, Tang Hon-sing and To Wai-lok (athletics); Wan Shu-wah (triathlon coach) etc. HKSI Head Cycling Coach Shen Jinkang is also a graduate of the BSU.