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College of Sports & Arts

Introduction

Progressing sports through the cultivation of talented athletes and outstanding instructors

 

The College of Sports & Arts seeks to maximize research and functions through academic theories, experiments, and practice to train competent leaders of physical education. Its goal is to heighten national prestige by promoting health, emotional refinement, physical strength, and the competitive capability of athletes. It actively utilizes not only the physical training center, but also facilities such as the general stadium, dance room, and physical strength measuring rooms. It combines theory and techniques in the physical education field. By doing so, it educates in a manner applicable to each area of social physical education.

Inside Academics

By Gileun Lee, Graduate Student Editor
Photo by Dongjin Lee, Student Photographer

 

The College of Sports & Arts seeks to maximize research and functions through academic theories, experiments, and practice to train competent leaders of physical education. Its goal is to heighten national prestige by promoting health, emotional refinement, physical strength, and the competitive capability of athletes. It actively utilizes not only the physical training center, but also facilities such as the general stadium, dance room, and physical strength measuring rooms. It combines theory and techniques in the physical education field. By doing so, it educates in a manner applicable to each area of social physical education.

 

The College of Sports & Arts at Hanyang University has been making a sustained effort to improve academic facilities as to create more efficient and comfortable learning environments for students. It offers high quality programs both for undergraduate and graduate students that will bring out the full potential of all our students. The students receive the latest facilities and these include an annex to the gymnasium and a dance room.

 

The main educational objective is to produce scholars who display profound understanding in the areas of health, sports, kinesiology and other related subjects in terms of human movements. In addition, graduates from the college are currently exhibiting outstanding performances in diverse areas in the society as teachers, coaches, trainers, health education professionals, recreation leaders and sports equipment managers or administrators.

 

Its unique programs have produced and continue to train talented and hard-working individuals who make a significant contribution to development of the field of Living Dance and Performing Art. Qualified staff at the College of Sports & Arts help students maximize their capabilities and succeed accordingly in their careers in future.

 

The College of Sports & Arts has been fully committed to support the students to achieve significant academic gains. The faculty of the college work together as one to make a leading role in the society.

 

leegiraf@hanyang.ac.kr

 

A Conversation with the Dean of the College, Yul-ja Oh

 

By Sungeun Lee, Student Reporter
Photo by KyeHo Seo, Student Photographer

 

Q. Please introduce yourself and the College of Sports & Arts.
A. The College of Sports & Arts has changed its old name, ‘College of Physical Activity & Human Movement Sciences’ in 2010 after establishing the Department of Applied Music within the college. The College of Physical Activity & Human Movement Sciences was founded back in 1981. We changed the name of our college because we wanted to differentiate ourselves from similar colleges on the Seoul Campus, like the College of Music, College of Physical Education, and the College of Fine Arts. In our college, we have the Division of Sports & Well-Being which is divided into the Major in Sports in Life, and the Major in Coach Training. We also have the Department of Dance, and the Department of Applied Music.

 

Q. Do you think the College of Sports & Arts at Hanyang University (HYU) stands out from similar colleges in other universities? If so, how?
A. There is no doubt that we stand out. The Division of Sports & Well-Being annually welcomes talented athletes from all around the nation, such as medalists from the Asian Games. Not only that, but despite the very short history of the Department of Applied Music, its competition rate has also reached as high as 480:1, which is second to the highest out of all the domestic universities.

 

Q. What about within HYU? Do you have any special program that separates this college from other colleges?
A. Yes, we actually host a forum every semester within the college. In each department, students form teams and each team creates some kind of a creative performance that is related to their majors. The judges choose the best team in each department, and reward them with prize money. The four best teams, one from each department, are given the chance to perform on stage at the forum. By all means, this is the biggest event of our college.

 

Q. Speaking of standing out, the College of Sports & Arts seems similar to the College of Physical Education, the College of Arts, and the College of Music on Seoul Campus. Can you explain the differences?
A. Firstly, we are different from the College of Physical Education in that our students in the Division of Sports & Well-Being are mostly sports athletes, whereas students in the College of Physical Education study sports theory. Secondly, we study applied music whereas students in the College of Music mainly study classical music. Lastly, we have the Department of Dance in our college, which in fact is similar to the College of Arts on the Seoul Campus. You can see that compared to the Seoul Campus, ERICA Campus puts more emphasis on practicality.

 

Q. I suppose that this college would especially value practicality because the affiliated departments are based on physical activity. How do you support these students?
A. We provide students with financial support. When our students participate in national or international competitions, we make sure they sleep and eat well. It is sad that the school does not support our students sufficiently, but we try to make the most use out of what is provided.

 

Q. Other than supporting students in this college to score high records and receive rewards in national and international competitions, is there another kind of strategy that you chose to gain competence of the College of Sports & Arts?
A. I highly emphasize globalization, so I encourage students to go abroad by participating in international exchange programs and language training programs. We are also training our students for the global arena by teaching them English through TOEIC study classes during their freshmen year. Our students might not have enough time to study English because they are so busy taking school courses and training their specific fields of sports and arts, but learning the global language should never be overlooked.

 

Q. Moving on, I heard this college develop numerous programs to practice the school’s motto, ‘Love in Deed’. Can you specify?
A. In order to practice the school’s motto, we host many programs each year and get in touch with the locals of Ansan. In August 2011, we held a sports camp for middle school students after receiving financial support from the ‘Korea Foundation for the Next Generation Sports Talent’, and the ‘Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’. Hosting these sorts of programs is beneficial to our college because our reputation heightens and locals will show more interest in the ERICA Campus. In the near future, I am planning to sign an MOU with Ansan City to officially design sports programs for the Ansan citizens. Other than the sports camp, we also host junior soccer championships, junior taekwondo championships, and health promotion programs for the senior citizens.

 

Q. What is the college’s vision? Are there any barriers to fulfill your goals?
A. As I’ve mentioned before, I highly value globalization, and think this college should take a big leap toward the global arena. However, the main barrier to this grand vision would be that we are short on budget. Just by taking the Department of Dance, and the Department of Applied Music for example, we do not have stages for our students in those majors to perform. How wonderful would it be if we had a concert hall for the students to perform, and locals to visit and enjoy the performances? My small wish is that the school financially supports the College of Sports & Arts a little more, so that this college can build a better social reputation and the students can practice more comfortably.

 

Q. Do you have any last message for our readers at HYU?
A. No one has a perfect environment. We all have our own complaints about what we do not have that is needed. Students in the College of Sports & Arts may be unsatisfied with the lack of facilities, and I truly understand. However, that does not mean that you are allowed to throw in the towel. Always try to make the best out of your given circumstances, and sooner or later, you will find a way.

 

oangelx@hanyang.ac.kr

 

A Conversation with the Administration Team Manager, Il Sun Noh

 

By Sungeun Lee, Student Reporter
Photo by KyeHo Seo, Student Photographer

Q. Would you briefly introduce the administration team of the College of Sports & Arts?
A. There are ten staff members in total including myself. What we normally do is, we manage the administration services for students and professors, rent classrooms and equipments for our students, and make sure the school courses are being held out smoothly. In short, we supervise the whole college.

 

Q. How are the duties dealt with in this college different from those in other colleges at HYU?
A. I actually worked for the College of Humanities on the Seoul Campus before coming here, so I can feel the difference quite easily. Students in this college do a lot of physical activities so many of them request special equipments. They also sometimes ask to use facilities outside of school. We make sure that students can practice freely, whether it is sports or arts, without feeling constrained by a lack of space or equipment.

 

Q. Are there any special requests from the students these days?
A. So far, the administration team has granted all of their wishes regarding welfare. We changed their old steel lockers, made a path to connect the shower room and dressing room, installed air conditioning and heating systems in the gym, improved the sound system for the applied music majors, etc. When I was first appointed as the manager of the administration team, I was shocked to see how the facilities of this college seemed so dismal. I am trying to change them one by one.

 

Q. Do you have any opportunities to personally get to know the students in the college?
A. The doors to this office are always open so I see the students every once in a while. I get to know them in-depth during the college’s forum which is held each semester. In the forum, the host introduces the professors and us administration staff members to the students. After that, we socialize with the students over a drink of Makgeolli.

 

Q. Do you have any special message for the students in the college?
A. Always be thrifty! Throw trash in trashcans and turn off the light after using classrooms or shower rooms! Have manners and never smoke inside the building. I come to school early in the morning, and I look around to find that there are lots of lights switched on for no reason that I could possibly think of. We are already short on budget, so I advise the students to always be aware of the silent money tiptoeing out of our pockets.

 

oangelx@hanyang.ac.kr