A Brief Introduction to the Department of Physical Education
The Department of Physical Education is a key department directly under the administration of Wuhan University of Technology. It undertakes the teaching tasks of Public Physical Education to all undergraduates, the training of postgraduates, the scientific study of physical education, the physical well-being for students and staff, the development of the sports activities on and off campus.
The department has grown to 109 teaching and administrative staff, of whom over 102 are full time teachers. There are 8 professors and 54 associate professors, 33 lecturers and 7 teaching assistants. More than 26 teachers have won awards and prizes of various kinds at university, provincial and national levels. There are also 3 guest professors employed at home and abroad.
The department is active in setting up international and regional academic and cultural exchanges and co-operation. It has established relations with around 9 famous universities in America, Japan , Russia，Hong Kong and Taiwan .
The department’s developmental goals are: to be the best Physical Education Course at a national level; to develop a first-rate Physical Education discipline and the foundation of our university students’ healthy style; to establish first-rate sports teams nationally; to provide bases for the development of potential excellent athletics in various events at the national level.
In recent years, the department has attached great importance to the reform in teaching and scientific research. Master’s degree in Physical Education Training was approved to confer in 2005. The Physical Education Course was awarded the best quality course in Hubei in 2006. In 2000, the department was awarded the National Advanced Department in Physical Education, and was appointed the Base for Hubei Potential Excellent Athletics.
Fruitful achievement has also been made in teachers’ academic research. Since 2000, 20 scientific research projects at ministry and provincial level have been completed, 12 academic books and 485 academic papers have been published, 18 text books have been compiled, and more than 82 teachers have attended academic conferences held at home and abroad.
The University’s Men’s Basketball Team stands out in making excellent achievement. Since 2000, it has entered into the top eight in the Contest for Chinese University Basketball Association (CUBA) and won the championship in 2000. The team also won the second place twice and the third place once in the contest of CUBA. 26 contests were televised live by China Central Television (CCTV). Events like Wushu, Field and Track, Tennis and Teakwood also rank first among colleges and universities in China. Members in the Wushu team, in particular, participated in international Wushu competition three times with 30 gold medals.
As a vice president of Chinese University Basketball Association, Tennis Association, Wushu Association Teakwood Association and a president and location of Hubei University Students Sports Associations, Hubei University Students Basketball Association, and Hubei University Students Wushu Association, Wuhan University of Technology is playing a very important role in undertaking the tasks of physical education of Hubei university students.
Guided by the general developmental goals of our university, the faulty members and staff have much confidence in their abilities .They are making great strides in raising the teaching level, scientific research and every other work of the department and make every effort to become a first-rate department at the international level.