The Center for Physical Education at Xi’an Jiaotong University undertakes all the public P.E. courses. Its responsibilities include teaching, organizing sports competitions and games, coaching exercises and conducting sports science research. It takes pride in its outstanding faculty for teaching and researching and is well-equipped with a stadium and a gymnasium as well as sports science research facilities. Currently, there are 90 faculty members—11 professors, 41 associate professors, and 25 lecturers. At the administrative level, there are four teaching and research sections, three administrative offices, the Master’s Degree Program for Physical Education and Sports Coaching, the Center for Physical Fitness Test and the Social Sports Guidance Center. The total area of stadiums and gymnasiums amount to 150,000 square meters.
XJTU has an excellent tradition of physical education, as the successive university leaders have attached great importance to it. The high prestige of our physical education in Shaanxi Province and even in the country can be attributed to the joint efforts of the faculty over several generations. Thanks to the reform in PE teaching and research, an excellent mode of physical education—multi-level teaching—has been established. The “College of Physical Education” was rated as a national elaborate course in 2007. Participating in sports and games has become popular and fashionable at the university. Sports culture activities, with sports competitions at their core, can be found all the year round. Due to tireless training of the university’s teams in their extra-curricular hours, the university often takes the lead in various sporting events. In the recent years, the Center has laid special emphasis on the discipline constructions. The number of teachers pursuing higher degrees is on the increase. Consequently, the number of academic papers on sports science and research findings has been booming.
The Center has been awarded as Advanced Institution in carrying out “the Rules and Regulations of School Physical Education”, “President’s Cups” in the National University Games, Advanced Institution in “the Nation-wide Mass Sports Activities,” and Advanced Institution in practicing “the national physical training qualification standards” by the Ministry of Education, the General Administration of Sports of China, the National Youth League, and the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government