Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness

  • Postal address

    DLB 110, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon,

    Hong Kong

Organization Profile

Organisation profile

The Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness (CPRW) was established and inaugurated on 27 December 1996. Emphasizing on Health Fitness and Recreational Management, it is fundamental that research projects be conducted in this area to generate data for teaching and to provide norms for information and comparison. The focus on the development of physical recreation is important because it represents both the means and the ends of achieving wellness and increased productivity. The centre provides its laboratory and opens its library to the teaching staffs of University for the lectures related to sports science, as well as the fellows and research postgraduate students for experiment, study, and research. The centre has the only underwater tank for teaching the most classic measurement of body composition in Hong Kong, also has the largest hypoxia chamber in Hong Kong that helps for making contribution to the investigation of hypoxia study. The two modified treadmills (motorized and non-motorized treadmills) inside the chamber was further incorporated for more advanced athletic training in Hong Kong.

The establishment of the Research Centre would further enhance the linkage between research and instruction, as well as in the exchange of ideas and dissemination of research findings. In order to provide professional training for workers in the field of health fitness, the centre organized Professional Certificate in Fitness Instruction (CFI) course with cooperation of School of Continuing Education (SCE) of HKBU since 1997.Upon completion of the intensive course that covers a comprehensive topics on the relevant subjects, qualified students also achieved QF Level 2 under Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. Besides, the centre provided Community Sports Club Management Development Programme (MDP) Foundation Course and Advanced Course with the cooperation of Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In this programme, 100 students every year are trained to serve in the community sport clubs.

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