The School of Physical Education has 70 staff members including 7 professors, 20 associate professors, 1 doctor, 43 masters and 2 guest professors. 1 was selected into the 121 Talent Project of Hunan. 1 got the qualification of National Coach. It possesses 5 teaching and research sections, 1 lab and 1 National Dragon and Lion Dance Training Center for University Students. The gymnasium covers an area of some 80,000 square meters including an area of over 9,000 square meters for indoor sports training and of over 70,000 square meters for outdoor sports training. The value of equipment and facilities totals over 10 million yuan including over 4 million yuan of lab equipment. The conditions have well met the need for teaching and sports training. In recent years the School has upheld the philosophy of “The mutual benefit of teaching and training promotes all-round development”. Great importance has always been attached to sports training and competitions and brilliant results have been attained. The superior events are orienteering, dance sport, dragon and lion dance, martial arts and women’s football. In the national competitions of those events over 20 gold medals have been obtained and in provincial competitions over 40 gold medals have been acquired in recent years. In 2010 the Ministry of Education approved orienteering and football in the University High-Level Sports Team construction project. In 2014 the women’s football team won champion in the regional university group of the 10th University Sports Competition of Hunan. The orienteering team won first place in all the events of the Orienteering Competition of Hunan and 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in the National Orienteering Competition. In the orienteering event of the 10th University Sports Competition of Hunan the orienteering team won 5 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze models and also first place of team score. Xiong Niannan, a student, represented China participating in 2015 World Orienteering Championship which was held in the UK from July 31 to August 8. The basketball team won champion in the regional university group of the 10th University Sports Competition of Hunan and got access to trials of CUBA in southwestern China. Our university earned the title “Model for Promoting Dragon and Lion Dance in Universities”. In 2015 our team survived the preliminary competition, the semifinal and the final and won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal in the China University Dance Sport Championship. Our team won 12 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 10 bronze medals in the University Martial Arts Competition. In the Final of the National University Women’s Football Competition our team got the 7th place. The team won first place in the regional university group of the Hunan University Women’s Football Championship.
Physical education, social sport counseling and management, dance performance (dance sport)
Main required courses for undergraduate programs:
Physical Education: Sports Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Health, School Sports, Sports Psychology, Introduction to Sports, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Basketball, Martial Arts, Dragon and Lion Dance, Orienteering.
Social Sport Counseling and Management: Sports Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Health, Exercise Psychology, Introduction to Sports, Social Sports, Sports Management, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Basketball, Martial Arts, Traditional Ethnic Sports, Orienteering.
Dance Performance (Dance Sport): Sports Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Sport Training, Education, Rudiments of Dance Performance, Foundations of Art, Rudiments of Music, Physical Fitness Training Methodology, Foundations of Dance Sport, Gymnastics, Modern Dance, Body Training, Ballet Basic Training.