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Department of Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education was established to foster physical education teachers in March 1973. In the years since that time, the Department has produced over 1,000 physical education teachers. In this Department, there are 6 faculty members in various branches of learning. Currently, there are 100 students enrolled in this Department.


Name Position Major Phone E-mail
Dong-Hee Kim, Ph.D. Professor Sports Medicine 530-2560 kdhee@jnu.ac.kr
In-Sook Kim, Ph.D. Professor Sports Management 530-2561 kimis@jnu.ac.kr
Kae-Yun Lee, Ph.D. Professor Sports Psychology 530-2562 lkyun0102@hanmail.net
Hyun-Woo Park, Ph.D. Professor Sports Philosophy 530-2563 hwpark@jnu.ac.kr
Jong-Soo Baek, Ph.D. Professor Sports Pedagogy 530-2554 bjs0508@jnu.ac.kr
Young-Kwan Kim, Ph.D. Professor Sports Biomechanics 530-2553 ykkim01@jnu.ac.kr

About us

Physical education is a subject where students seek to improve quality of life, to develop physical strength, and promote healthiness, steadiness of emotion, and socialization. The Department seeks a successful development of physical education and sports and play culture at the same time.

Students of this Department also participate to improving physical strength and motor skills, mastering knowledge about exercising and health, and to learn desirable attitudes and socially valuable rules in various sports to accomplish this purpose.

The Department offers all students the curriculum to master knowledge about sports philosophy and history, sports psychology, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports sociology, health and hygiene, and training courses to master ball sports, physical strength, gymnastics exercise, individual and collective exercises, dancing, and swimming.

This Department produces graduates who become teachers in middle and high schools and as coaches and instructors in elite sports and health centers, and as researchers in sports institutes.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to earn 150 credits, with 117 credits from core and related courses, and 33 credits from general courses. Students must also demonstrate proficiency with computers and in a foreign language.

Contact Information

Department of Physical Education, College of Education, Chonnam National University 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.    Phone: +82-62-530-2550    Fax: +82-62-530-2569