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Overview of The Department of Sports
Time:2022-06-14     Author:   

The Department of Sports of NPU originated from the Physical Education Group of NPU in 1938. In 1957, the Physical Education Teaching and Research Department of NPU was established and renamed the Physical Education Department in 1990. It is an independent teaching and academic support unit of NPU.The Sports Department adheres to the school motto of "Honesty, Courage and Perseverance", the school spirit of "Three Facts and a New Spirit", and adheres to the school philosophy of "student-oriented, education-oriented, scholarship-oriented, academically oriented and response-oriented". It is mainly responsible for the teaching of compulsory courses and optional courses of physical education for undergraduates, and also undertakes mass sports activities, sports competitions, physical health testing, training and management of high-level sports teams, sports scientific research and discipline construction, sports venue management and service, etc.

Strong faculty

At present, the Department of Sports has a total of 79 staff members, including 53 professional staff and 26 non-professional staff.There are 55 full-time teachers, including 3 professors, 29 associate professors, 8 lecturers, 12 teaching assistants, 3 assistant professors and 5 master supervisors.Wang Libin is the former main center of National men's basketball team and the flag bearer of The Chinese national team in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Now he is the head coach of the university men's basketball Team.The sports Department has 2 international referees and 15 national referees, among which Wang Cheng and Dong Lin participated in the referee work of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Rich physical education courses

The university has set up 97 sports teaching courses, including martial arts, dragon dance and other traditional Chinese sports. In 2012, it was the first university in northwest China to set up football course, and badminton course was rated as the excellent course of Shaanxi Province.Since 2019, it has promoted the reform of undergraduate physical education teaching, and established an integrated teaching, practice and competition system (church, practice and regular competition) covering the whole undergraduate physical education process.

Outstanding achievements in the competition

The sports department has five high-level sports teams, namely, track and field team, men's volleyball team, men's basketball team, table tennis team and badminton team.Men's basketball team is a strong force in the national college basketball team. Since 1990, it has won the championship of Colleges in Shaanxi Province for 16 times. CUBA has won once in the national semifinals, seven times in the semifinals, and once in the northwest regional championship.The Men's volleyball team won the runner-up in the 2018 and 2019 National University Volleyball League.In 2019, the Badminton team represented China in the Pan-Baltic International Student Games and won two individual gold MEDALS and two silver MEDALS.In 2019, the high-level group of Shaanxi Provincial College Students Badminton Championship won all the gold MEDALS in team and individual events.In addition, I have won the champion in track and field and table tennis for many times. In some individual events, I have won the champion and runner-up in the National university.In recent years, the school has cultivated a number of outstanding athletes such as Nan Hongtao, Yang Ning, Yang Qian, Huang Xingwei, Xing Fei, Fang Junlei and Ouyang Nanjun.Nan Hongtao represented China in the World University Games;Xing Fei and Fang Junlei grew from student athletes to professional athletes.

Sports science research is developing steadily

The discipline of physical Education was approved for construction in 2005, the discipline of physical education and Training passed the examination and evaluation in 2017, and the discipline of physical education was approved as the first-level master program in 2018.He has been awarded more than 10 provincial and ministerial projects, such as humanities and Social Science Fund of The Ministry of Education, Key Research Projects of The General Administration of Sport of China, Natural Science Fund of Shaanxi Province, Social Science Fund of Shaanxi Province, etc. He has published more than 50 papers, more than 10 monographs and teaching materials, and one approved scientific research platform.

Sports activities on campus were wonderful

The school organizes the school sports and culture festival regularly every year, including track and field sports meeting, "Sanhang Cup" series competition, rugby competition and other sports events.The sports culture festival has become a campus cultural activity with distinctive features, strong appeal, wide benefits and brand influence. It plays a positive, profound and extensive role in promoting the construction and development of campus culture and has achieved gratifying results.

Abundant venue resources

The Gymnasium Management Center of the Sports Department is responsible for the daily management of the gymnasium of the university.At present, there are 6 indoor sports stadiums such as soar gymnasium, natatorium and comprehensive training hall, 3 track and field fields (2 with stands), and 148 outdoor ball fields.Soaring stadium is a large comprehensive stadium, covering an area of 14,000 square meters (including the auxiliary hall), with nearly 6,000 seats in the stands, which can bear basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and other games.Soar natatorium area of 7500 square meters, about 1000 seats of the audience, equipped with indoor standard swimming pool, outdoor training pool, can undertake the provincial level or above swimming competition.By taking advantage of the stadium resources, our school has held many important events such as CUBA Northwest division match, round 16 match, National College student Badminton Championship and CBA-CUBA Youth basketball match. In 2021, Soar Gymnasium will host the women's adult volleyball match of the 14th Games and the sitting volleyball match of the Special Olympics.