“We challenge human limits as the platform for elite sports.”
The Department of Physical Education was established to research sports science theories, to increase Korea’s national by improving the competitiveness of Korean athletes through specialized sports programs, and to cultivate qualified middle school and high school physical education teachers and sport leaders. All students of the department are talented sport athletes whose tuition, room and board are subsidized by government funding. Students not only learn sport theories and applications, but they also improve their athletic performance in one of the following 23 sport categories, archery, wrestling, badminton, boxing, skating (short track speed), shooting, swimming, cycling, weightlifting, judo, track and field (sprinting, mid/long distance races, jumping, throwing), gymnastics, Taekwondo, fencing, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis, canoeing, field hockey, handball, bowling, golf, and skiing.
Careers after Graduation
Students will be fully prepared for careers in various fields of sports as professors, teachers, coaches, sports administrators, community sport leaders, sport managers, athlete trainers, and more.
Upon graduation, students earn official Sport Game Instructor, Community Sport Instructor, Athlete Trainer, or Clinical Exercise Instructor certification, as well as middle school teacher certification, etc.
Theories and applications in specialized academic fields (e.g., Sport Sociology, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Sport Biomechanics, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, Sport Philosophy, etc.); General sport practices (e.g., gymnastics, swimming, judo, athletics, soccer, volleyball, basketball, Taekwondo, aerobics, sport massage, golf, bowling, etc.); Specialized sport practice (one of given 23 sport categories).
Achievements in Major International Competitions
- 2006: The 15th Asian Games in Doha – 12 gold medals, 15 silver medals, 22 bronze medals
- 2006: The 20th Winter Olympics in Torino – 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal
- 2008: The 29th Olympic Games in Beijing – 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 3 bronze medals
- 2010: The 21th Winter Olympics in Vancouver – 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals
- 2010: The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou – 8 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 15 bronze medals
(※ Won over one third of all Korean medals in major international games, including the Olympic Games)
Number of National Team Members for the Last 3 Years
- 2007: 115 persons
- 2008: 264 persons
- 2009: 152 persons
Club exists for each of the 23 sport categories available for specialization
10% of the students of the total entrance quota and national team members (no limitation on the number of people) will receive teacher certificates at the completion of the teaching profession courses.