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College of Human Ecology & Kinesiology

School of Kinesiology

Major

  • Sport Science Major
  • Dance Major

Introduction

The School of Kinesiology at Yeungnam University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience in sport, exercise, health, physical education, and diverse human performance.

The Sport Science Major prepares students for leadership roles in a wide variety of school, clinical and community-based physical activity, sport, fitness and health programs. The major program also nurtures student-athletes in varsity sports such as baseball, soccer, judo, track and field, ssireum, and wrestling, which are all nationally recognized. Within the well-established School, Dance Major is also specially designed to foster the understanding of dance and the learning of dance techniques.

The School of Kinesiology strives students to build necessary skills and knowledge in diverse facilities including three multipurpose indoor courts, a multipurpose outdoor courts, a multipurpose outdoor turf field and track, a baseball field, 24 tennis courts, three soccer fields, a wrestling & judo room, a taekwondo room, a table tennis room, a weight training room, a furnished gymnastic facility, and three dance studios. Also, students have opportunities to participate in various club activities of tennis, basketball, golf, swimming, mountaineering, bowling, swimming, soccer, volleyball, fitness training, dance, K-12 teacher prep study, TOEIC, and other study groups as well.

Sport Science Major

The Sport Science Major is designed to provide students with theory-based knowledge, lab and field experience, and physical activity and sport techniques that are critically required for the positions such as scholars, physical education teachers, and specialists. The curricula are focused not only to develop students' understanding of theories and principles in sport, exercise, health and human performance but also to enhance ability to manage and to instruct in various sports and exercise settings.

Dance Major

The Dance Major provides a creative teaching method to promote students' dance performance, creativity and the way of thinking based on cultural and social science knowledge. The curriculum includes practical courses on ballet, contemporary dance, practical dance, and Korean dance, choreography, workshop, history, criticism, stage make-up and other various programs.

History

1971. 03. Department of Physical Education founded in College of Liberal Art
1972. 03. Department of Physical Education incorporated into College of Education
1977. 03. Graduate program for Physical Education in Graduate School established
1981. 11. Master program for Physical Education in Graduate School of Education established
1989. 10. Institute of Sports Science founded
1996. 11. Doctoral program for Physical Education established in Graduate School
1999. 03. Department changed to the School of Kinesiology, and incorporated into College of Human Ecology and Kinesiology
2002. 03. Dance Track established in the School of Kinesiology
2004. 03. Graduate School of Sports Science established
2012. 03. Dance Track restructured to Dance Major

Job Fields

Graduates from the School of Kinesiology are able to take leadership roles in diverse sport and exercise settings such as managers, instructors and coaches for different sports, fitness, and physical activities. Graduates from Dance Major work as performers, choreographers, and dance directors. In addition, 10% of students are eligible for obtaining a teachers’ certificate issued by the Minister of Education. Also, students with outstanding academic achievement and foreign language ability are supported to study abroad pursuing their master and/or doctoral degrees.

Faculty

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

School Of Kinesiology

Curriculum
1-1
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
MODERN SOCIETY & SPORTS
This course is designed to appreciate the role and goal of modern sports from philosophical and scientific perspectives.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
RECREATIONAL SPORTS
This course is designed to become more proficient at one of social sports. Skills, strategies and courtesies of the activities are also covered.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
AEROBIC EXERCISE
This course emphasizes the development of understanding and skill in the basic fundamental principles of aerobic exercise.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE SCIENCE
This course introduces the academic concept of life sciences as the shared basic activities that humans commonly engage in out of necessity such as subsistence, housing, sociality, material goods, rituals, and physical activity. Accordingly, students will learn about the intrinsic value of humanity’s social wellbeing and acquire basic knowledge in each area of life sciences that is needed in order to become trained professionals by pursuing integrated perspectives drawn from the strengths in the various areas of the life sciences such as clothing, nutrition, housing, family, and physical education.
1-1
BASIC ACTIVITY WORKSHOP(1)
This course is open in Kinesiology major and Dance major, respectively. For Kinesiology major students the knowledges and techniques related to planning physical training and maintaining facilities & equipment are covered. For Dance major students the basis of techniques and skills to strengthen the body expression based on each dance genre.
1-1
MAJOR I
This course is open in Kinesiology major and Dance major, respectively. For Kinesiology major students the knowledges and techniques related to fundamental physical performance and ability are covered. For Dance major, opportunity to practice fundamental movement and techniques will be provided according to dance genre.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
EXERCISE & HEALTH
This course is designed to introduce the value of impact of physical fitness in the pursuit of wellness and health.
1-2
LIFETIME SPORTS
This course is designed to develop basic knowledge and skills needed to play one of the following basic physical education activities; badminton, tennis, basketball, bowling, table-tennis, swimming, self-defense, aerobic-dance, soccer, and baseball.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
ANATOMY OF HUMAN BODY
This course is designed to acquaint the student with human organism and its structures, functions and needs in relation to physical activity.
1-2
BASIC ACTIVITY WORKSHOP(2)
This course is open in Kinesiology major and Dance major, respectively. For Kinesiology major students the knowledges and techniques related to planning physical training and maintaining facilities & equipment with emphasis on group activities and teamwork are covered. For Dance major students the basis of techniques and skills to improve proper breathing based on each dance genre.
1-2
MAJOR Ⅱ
This course is open during Spring semester in Kinesiology major and Dance major, respectively. For Kinesiology major students the knowledges techniques related to fandamental physical training methods and improving fitness level are covered.
1-2
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course is designed to appreciate the past, the present, and the future of physical education and sports.

Major Of Sport Science

Curriculum
2-1
GYMNASTICS Ⅰ
This course is designed to help students to understand the principles of movement and to learn skills of various types of gymnastics.
2-1
NEW SPORTS
This course is designed to introduce new sports. The TreX Sports literally include traditional sports, e-sports and extreme sports; however, this course also includes diverse fusional sports, new recreational sports, game-originated sports, adapted sports, and many other new sports. Students are expected to understand the nature, specific rules, uniqueness, operation, and positive/negative experiences of the sports.
2-1
TENNIS
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of soccer including introductory skills and rules of the game.
2-1
BASKETBALL
This course is designed to increase the students knowledge of basketball. Fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, footwork and defense along with various offenses are acquired.
2-1
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
This course provides an undergraduate level, introductory overview of physiological responses and adaptations to physical activity.
2-1
PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF PHYSICAL TRAINING
This course will introduce key principles of resistance training based on human anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor learning & control. Topics such as program goals & objectives, fundamental theories & methods, and testing & evaluation of programs will be covered through this course.
2-1
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This course is designed to understand the interaction of behavior and performance as well as psychological benefits of exercises and sports.
2-1
SWIMMING
This course is designed to provide the student with various swimming strokes (crawl, back, brest and butterfly) and safety skills. The students improve endurance and versatility in swimming.
2-2
CAREER DESIGN
1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
2-2
FOOTBALL
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of soccer, including introductory skills and rules of the game.
2-2
GOLF
This course is designed for the student to learn basic knowledges techniques in golf. Lectures will cover i) swing with various clubs, ii) club fitting, and iii) rules and regulations.
2-2
GYMNASTICS Ⅱ
Students will have a chance to improve their skills and the quality of each movement of gymnastics. In addition, Advanced skills are to be practiced through a semester.
2-2
SPORTS ENGLISH
This course provides students with a chance to learn English related to sports and Kinesiology. Variety of materials such as textbooks, handouts, and video clips will be used for class activities. Class activities include reading, writing, and discussion in English.
2-2
SSIREUM (TRADITIONAL WRESTLING)
This course covers the history, rules, various strategies and officiating of Ssirum, Korean traditional wrestling.
2-2
HISTORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course aids the students to gain knowledge in the history of physical education and sports.
2-2
SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course provides an introductory study of management fundamentals and organizational behavior. Students learn basic organizational theory, how individuals adapt to organizations. How managers motivate and lead in work situations, and how organizations are designed and managed. A section of the course will target current organizational climates in relation to managing change, conflict resolution, work force diversity, and problem solving.
2-2
SPORT SOCIOLOGY
This course presents social structure, social patterns and social organization of groups engaged in physical education and sports.
2-2
TRACK
This course is designed for the student to acquire theoretical knowledges and skills of track and field games. The basic skills of 100m running and 110 huddle are covered.
2-2
VOLLEYBALL
This course is designed to develop fundamental skills of volleyball such as the serving, passing, spiking and blocking. The rules and various strategies of the game are covered.
2-2
WINTER SPORTS
This course is designed to teach students the basic skills of snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding, and offer them the opportunity to practice alpine and free-style with instruction appropriate to various levels.

Contact

Sport Science Major Contact

  • +82-53-810-3763
  • +82-53-810-4669

Dance Major Contact

  • +82-53-810-3149
  • +82-53-810-4759