College of Human Ecology & Kinesiology


  • Sport Science Major
  • Dance Major


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.


HistoryThis table demonstrates the history of School of Kinesiology according to years.
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.


  • Woo Hye Young,Professor

    • Dankook Univ. Ballet
  • Chung, Hyuk,Professor

    • The University of Georgia Measurement & Evaluation
  • Joon Young Han,Professor

    • University of Connecticut Sport Management
  • SHIN SUNG HOON,Associate Professor

    • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Biomechanics
  • JEE HYUN SEOK,Assistant Professor

    • University of Tokyo Multidisciplinary Sciences (Exercise Physiology)

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School Of Kinesiology
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    CurriculumThis table demonstrates the curriculum accroding to academic year.
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    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."
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    This course is designed to appreciate the role and goal of modern sports from philosophical and scientific perspectives.
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    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.
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    This course emphasizes the development of understanding and skill in the basic fundamental principles of aerobic exercise.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    This course is designed to introduce the value of impact of physical fitness in the pursuit of wellness and health.
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    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.
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    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    This course is designed to acquaint the student with human organism and its structures, functions and needs in relation to physical activity.
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    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.
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    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.
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    This course is designed to appreciate the past, the present, and the future of physical education and sports.
Major Of Sport Science
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    CurriculumThis table demonstrates the curriculum accroding to academic year.
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    This course is designed to help students to understand the principles of movement and to learn skills of various types of gymnastics.
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    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.
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    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of soccer including introductory skills and rules of the game.
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    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.
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    This course provides an undergraduate level, introductory overview of physiological responses and adaptations to physical activity.
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    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.
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    This course is designed to understand the interaction of behavior and performance as well as psychological benefits of exercises and sports.
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    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.
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    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of soccer, including introductory skills and rules of the game.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    This course presents social structure, social patterns and social organization of groups engaged in physical education and sports.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Water sports is physical activity with a water. It consists of a yacht, canoe, boat race, wind surfing. This course is to understand a kind and notion of water sports, and to know the usage of each equipment. Also it is to know a theory and practical technique.
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    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of baseball. The course includes the emphasis of throwing, catching, hitting, game strategy and rules. Game play is also emphasized.
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    This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding of the philosophy, principles and basic skills of judo.
    3- 1
    This course covers the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Practical techniques in health and fitness maintenance and first aids are also covered.
    3- 1
    This course aims to provide an overview of the field of sport marketing. The course will focus on the issues related to sponsorship, promotion, advertising and legal aspects in sport industries.
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    A consideration of the methods of sports massage and care of injuries, conditioning of athletes and safety provisions for the conduct of sport. This course focus on an overview of theory and practice, including causes, diagnostic procedures, massage method and instructional materials.
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    -This course examines closely the philosophical meanings in sport and the essential qualities that deducted the philosophy. -This course aids the students to gain knowledge in the history of physical education and sports.
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    This course is designed to instruct the major rules, fundamental skills and strategies of badminton. The course presents a refinement of fundamental skills to give the students teaching ability in the future.
    3- 2
    This course covers the historical background. basic and advanced skill, strategies, rule, officiating and training methods of team handball.
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    Introduction to methods and techniques employed in investigation and reporting educational problems. Suggested for all candidates in education for undergraduate degrees. In addition, this course deals with methodological issues and problems in education.
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    This course deals with theoretical processes that influence the acquisition and performance of motor behavior. The students learn more effective teaching methods of physical education.
    3- 2
    Equipment, techniques, and procedures for injury rehabilitation, strengthening, flexibility, proprioceptive training, muscular and cardiovascular endurance & conditioning.
    3- 2
    This course is designed to understand human performance in terms of mechanical, anatomical and neurophysiological standpoint.
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    This course involves a general overview of measurement and evaluation in kinesiology. Practical issues in the assessment of physical performance, motor tasks, and health & fitness are covered.
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    Study and practice of concepts and techniques for evaluating physical fitness. Topics include health and medical histories, liability concerns, blood pressure, graded exercise stress, basic interpretation, strength assessment, body composition analysis, function tests and health risk appraisal. Lab results and case studies are used to practice writing exercise prescriptions following existing standards of practice.
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    Students will obtain the necessary knowledges to maintain and improve the personal health condition. Emphasis will be on health and diseases in the school, home, clinical, worksite, and community settings, and how to apply the knowledges to the field.
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    This course is designed to gain understanding of principles and practices of operating centers and recreation facilities. Students will also learn the elements involved in planning, designing and managing successful sporting events and related issues while examing functions related to maintenance, security, operations, and evaluation.
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    This course is designed to introduce environmentally sound camping skills, wilderness ethics, orienteering, trip planning and other advanced out-door skills. One weekend day trip and a 3 day 2 night trip during the semester supplements class-room instruction.
    4- 1
    In this course, we will in particular examine how to teach the so-called logical writing and a course of study. In this class, students will get the basic knowledge and materials for the integrated logical writing.
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    This course is designed to develop counseling ability that can solve various psychological problems of athletes and develop coaching strategies. In addition, students learn consulting skills that can motivate and encourage the general public to participate in exercise and sports activities for their fitness, health, and well-being.
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    This course is designed to give the students an appreciation of Taekwondo both as an art and a sport. Emphasis is placed on physical conditioning, body movement, control, balance and self-defense.
    4- 1
    This course examines the problems and issues existing in physical education and sports.
    4- 1
    This course covers the process of converting questions encountered in the field of kinesiology into research questions and establishing a research design. Through theoretical lectures and statistical program operation, students acquire the ability to apply statistical analysis appropriate to solving research problems and interpret the results. In order to take this course, students should have solid understanding and knowledge of validity, reliability, and objectivity provided in courses related to measurement & evaluation.
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    This course teaches the students the basic knowledges of the bowling. And it also teaches them scoring manner of the bowling game.
    4- 2
    This course aims to provide an overview of the sports, culture and anthropology. The course will focus on the relationship between sports and various environments such as nation, politics, economics and education.
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    This course deals with the issues on the nutrition necessary for exercise and sport activities.
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    This comprehensive course is designed to gain field experiences incorporated with knowledge learned from course work. Students are expected to perform professional novice works at appropriate sport related site to fulfill the practicum requirement. A student in practicum will be under the supervision of an on-site professional personnel and a faculty member from whom the student must have an approval in advance.
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    This course introduces about the rules, skills to play, and the way of playing. And it also teaches a driving, back-spin, top-spin skill of table tennis.
    4- 2
    This course is designed to introduce basic theories and practical skills of first aids and emergency rescue. Students are strongly recommended to take the certification exam at the end of the semester.


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