ORGANIZATION AND OBJECTIVES.
This office was officially established in 1995 under the Commission for General Education. The office consists of four sections: Teaching and Research, Activity Promotion, Field and Facility management, and PE section in College of Law and Medicine. Thirty-one full-time teachers, nine part-time teachers, two administrative assistants and three staff are responsible for teaching, research, activities, and affairs concerning physical education. The office is devoted to providing a good learning environment and holding diverse sports activities.
Teaching and Researching Section
Freshmen and sophomores are required to take PE courses in the sequence: “physical fitness”, “Group activity and self-defense”, and “Basic skill for specific sport.” Juniors and seniors take elective PE courses. Besides teaching, this section regularly holds lectures on physical education and publishes” NTU Physical Education” and “Bulletin of NTU Physical Education”. Furthermore, the office sets up a Commission for Curriculum and teaching development to hold seminars of physical education.
This section entrusted to:
1. To provide lively and diverse sports and physical fitness activities
2. Arrange intramural and extramural tournaments, including the NTU Games, Swimming Competition, the “campus road run”, the Freshman cup, university sports competition, and “Cross-Strait Tri-school Friendship competition”.
3. Currently, NTU offers male and female students the opportunity to participate in over 21 different sporting activities and 37 teams.
4. Guide students in holding sport activities (for example, IN intercollegiate sport meets).
5. Set up Sports Skills Programs for students and staff (Recreational Camp in summer vacation, Sport Skills Programs.)
Field and Facility Section
This section is responsible for managing the NTU sports facilities. The outdoor facilities include a four-hundred meter track and field, eight hard tennis courts, two clay courts, two basketball courts, seven volleyball courts, one baseball field, one softball field, one golf range, physical fitness practice field, two basketball courts and two volleyball courts in the Earthquake Center, and a fifty meter swimming pool. Indoor facilities include the old and the new gym. These two gyms not only serve the purpose of teaching and training of various sport skills, but also provide students, teachers, and employees a place for major activities and recreation.
PE section in college of Law and of Medicine
This section administrates sports teaching and activities on the campus of the Colleges of Law and Medicine, and maintains security on the athletic fields, in order to encourage everyone to participate safely in sports activities.
With limited human resources, this office will continue to reform the physical education curriculum, and actively work with related departments to set up a research center and host conferences concerning sports science. In addition to holding sports activities, major sport competitions and international sports exchanges, the office will promote the establishment of a department and graduate institute in sport and exercise science. As to the management of athletic fields, besides the maintenance of the existing areas, the office will seek to provide better equipment and facilities in hope of becoming one of the leading universities in the world.
Director: Sic-Ping Kang