Undergraduate Programs

Korean Language & Culture Center

Department of Special Physical Education

A school nurturing future sports leaders in Korea
Systematic and specialized educational theories and hands-on field training
Sports science school equipped with cutting edge apparatus and materials for experiments
Fostering global sports elites in the areas from sports science to life sports

Initiating special physical studies very first in Korea, it is our very purpose to cultivate professionals in the field such as special-education school teachers or sports instructors for handicapped people to meet the demands of society. Since 2003, the department has been re-titled to “Special Physical Education” affiliated with teachers colleges and it has been certifying all students with special-education teachers (physical education) level-2 licenses. After the successful completion of studies, students are able to pursue many specialized career options as to special-education school teacher, public welfare institutions, special physical education instructor, other disabilities-related facilities or entering the circles of sports.

Program Objectives

Our goals is to foster special-education teachers or sports instructors for disabilities to instruct physically-handicapped people in physical education, sports, physical activities in order to meet such demands of society.

Educational Goals

  • Training instructors specialized in rehabilitation education
  • Training well-rounded special-education teachers
  • Training physical education instructors especially prepared for disabled persons

Education Programs

Our curriculum has three stages of core-major, basis-major, and honours-major. We have courses in teaching in order to produce excellent special-education school teachers with readiness for actual field work. To finish the teaching program, students need to complete courses in both areas of basic physical education (which includes teaching-related courses and health education) and disability-related (which includes courses in learning and emotional disorder and discourses on physical education). We strive to foster well-rounded special-education school teachers by designating mandatory clinical practice courses. All students are required to complete at least 1/3 of field trial and performance courses in their major field of study

Department Characteristics

Our department has been participating in the national para games and paralympic and managing a wheelchair basket ball team in order to establish an effective and practical educational measures. We also have been hosting joint climbing meet, campus festival, exploration of River Geum especially designed for persons with disabilities. Through vigorous mutual exchanges with domestic and international sister universities we make effort to keep up with the latest information and references for specialization and informatization of our program. To maintain a quality curriculum we run a steering committee by which researches are consistently conducted for reformation and improvement of our program. Keeping with highly competitive assessment function, our school always expects to have potential students with enthusiasm. Furthermore, we strive to teach actual field knowledge by closely networking with alumni working presently at special-education schools and carrying out field training at various welfare facilities for disabled persons.


  • Cho, Hyo-gu
    • Bachelor's Degree Degree : Korea University (B.PhEd.)
    • Master's Degree : Korea University (M.PhEd.)
    • Master's Degree : Japan) Tsukuba University (M.Ed.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Korea National Sport University (D.Sc.)
  • Choe, Hae-ra
    • Bachelor's Degree : The Catholic University of Korea (B.Sw.)
    • Master's Degree : Ewha Women’s University (M.Ed.)
    • Master's Degree : US) Southern California University (M.PhEd.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Ewha Women’s University (D.Sc.)
  • Choi, Seoung-gweon
    • Bachelor's Degree : Seoul National University (B.PhEd.)
    • Master's Degree : Seoul National University (M.Ed.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Seoul National University (D.Ed.)
  • Lee, In-kyung
    • Bachelor's Degree : SangMyung University (B.A.)
    • Master's Degree : US) University of Minnesota (M.A.)
    • Doctorate Degree : US) University of Minnesota (D.Phil.)
  • Kim, Ki-hong
    • Bachelor's Degree : Seoul National University (B.PhEd.)
    • Master's Degree : US) Oregon State University (M.PhEd.)
    • Doctorate Degree : US) Michigan State University (D.Sc.)