School of Physical Education and Sports
The School of
Physical Education and Sports was established in 2005 by merging the former
Department of Physical Education and Sports and the Department of General
Physical Education, which can trace back to 1950, ranking among the top ten Chinese sports institutes
offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees.
It has two
undergraduate programs: physical education and athletic training, while the
former program is the National Characteristic Program. The School boasts both a
first level discipline majors at master’s and doctorate levels; programs
include Sports Humane Sociology, Physical Education and Training, Chinese
Traditional Sports and Sports Physiology. There are 1100 undergraduate
students, 300 postgraduate students and 25 Doctorate students. The Sports
Cultural Development Research Center of State Administration of Sports is
affiliated to the School as well.
At present, the
School has over 110 staff members, including 13 professors, 55 associate
professors, 9 international referees and national referees, 1 world champion.
There are also 2 MOE New Century Excellent Talents, 1 Hubei Youth Expert for
Outstanding Contribution and 1 Hubei Teaching Master Teacher. The School
Physical Education has been elected as the National Quality Course, and
Gymnastics Hubei Provincial Quality Course. In recent years, the faculty have
undertaken 15 national projects of different kinds and over 50 provincial
projects, and published more than 30 monographs or text books and 500 research
papers, in addition to 1 ministerial second prize and 2 third prizes.
The School owns a
gym fully equipped with sports facilities. It also attaches great importance to
the nationwide fitness campaign and has taken part in various sports contests.
As a result, it has, for several times, been awarded the honorary titles of
national advanced unit of mass sports activities. In recent years, it has made
rhythmic gymnastics a feature of its own and over 10 people from them have won
the first prizes in some national contests.