Academic Program

Physical Education

Department of Physical education : We challenge human limits as the platform for elite sports

Department Slogan

“We challenge human limits as the platform for elite sports.”

Department Introduction

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 and high school physical education teachers and sport leaders. All students of the department are talented sport athletes whose tuition (partial), room and board are subsidized by government funding. Students not only learn sport theories and applications, but they also advance as qualified sports instructor through specialized 24 categories and 28 practical programs [golf, modern pentathlon, sprint, jumping (track & field), wrestling, badminton, boxing, bowling, shooting, cycling, swimming, archery, weightlifting, judo (male & female), rowing, middle and long distance (track & field), gymnastics, canoeing, taekwondo, tennis, throwing (track & field), fencing, hockey (male & female), handball, ice skating, skiing, sledding].

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.

Key Subjects

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).