The Department of Physical Education (DPE) of HUUC undertakes the task of public physical education, training for the sports team, planning and organization of a variety of sports competitions, participating in sports at all levels, and it is also responsible for the overall students' counseling and after-school extracurricular activities as well as Physical Fitness Test Center for College Students.
DPE has 33 teaching staff and administrative members, including 4 professors, 9 associate professors, 13 lecturers and 5 teaching assistants. There are 5 sections: Department Office, The First Teaching and Research Section, The Second Teaching and Research Section, Physical Fitness Test Center for College Students, College Fitness Center, Fitness Centre for College Students.
DPE adheres to "Health First" as the guiding ideology, fully implementing the Party's education policy, focusing on changing educational thoughts, updating education concept, deepening the reform of physical education, and improving teaching quality and level as well as using the "Regulations on the Work of School Sports" and the "National Universities Sports Teaching Program Guidance" as the basis to further strengthen the construction of teaching staff and management of teaching and effectively improve the quality of physical education. The school has repeatedly won the honor of "Model Unit" in the activities of implementing the "Regulations on the Work of School Sports" of Henan Province.
At present, there are 12 physical education curriculums: a basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts, table tennis, aerobics and dancing, tennis, badminton, orienteering, soft volleyball as well as sports and health courses. PE is a required courses for the first and second grade, and it is public elective courses for the third, fourth and fifth-grades: set up to meet the needs of different levels of students.
DPE has excellent facilities for physical education, extracurricular activities, contests, training and physical fitness test with a total area 85,946 square meters of sports grounds, including 3 track and field courses, 33 basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts, 2 indoor tennis venue, 1 gym, 17 outdoor badminton venues and 1 comprehensive gymnasium that is now being built. DPE has 8 sets of advanced physical testing equipment, which can meet the needs of physical education, training, extracurricular activities, research and testing.
We adhere to carry out a series of rich and varied extra-curricular sports activities to promote school sports development compatibly too: students from HUUC won the second prize in the contest of No. 10 "Huaguang Cup" Soccer Championship and the 2009-2010 Tenth Li Ning College Students Football League of Henan competition area.
In recent years DPE has published more than 300 academic papers, edited more than 20 books, hosted or participated in 12 research projects at the provincial level. There are 2 “Academic Pacemakers”, as awarded by Department of Education of Henan Province, working in the DPE at HUUC. In addition that DPE got 2 first prizes in the Eighth Report of Research Papers for the National University Games of Henan Province in 2007. Since 2002, there have been 3 teachers who were awarded Excellence Award for Henan University Physical Education and Advanced Workers and more than 30 teachers have won Model Teachers, Excellent Party Member, Referees of National Level 1, Social Sports Instructors of National Level 1 awards as well as others.