*Introduction

Reason for Establishment

Following Taiwan’s rapid economic development in recent years and the increase in national income, people have become increasingly conscious about improving their health and quality of life. Both the government and private organizations have allotted large budgets to promote the relationship between exercise and health. To cope with the government’s cross-century departmental adjustment plan and meet society’s real needs, NTUS established the Department of Exercise Health Science in 2003 and began to offer a master’s degree program in 2007. In 2013, the Professional Master’s Program in Exercise Health Science enrolled its first batch of students, enabling those already in the workforce to strengthen their expertise.

The Department will continue to recruit professional teachers from the exercise health science field, introduce more scientific laboratory equipment and apparatuses, enrich the library resources, and cooperate through international industry-academia alliances to become an academic unit for cultivating exercise instructors and athletic trainers for the people in Taiwan.

Abilities to be Cultivated

  1. Professional Abilities
    1. To have the abilities in exercise health science
    2. To have the abilities to analyze, demonstrate, explain and teach exercise health science knowledge
    3. To have the abilities to apply and integrate exercise health science theories
    4. To have the abilities to plan and manage work in the exercise health science industry
    5. To have the abilities to conduct academic research regarding exercise health science
    6. To have professional and ethical abilities in workplace
    7. To have innovative and work-related abilities in the exercise health science industry
  2. Career Development
    1. Exercise care provider
    2. Exercise instructor
    3. Sports science researcher
    4. Emergency medical care worker
    5. Athletic trainer
    6. Administrative staff
  3. Career Development
    1. Exercise care provider
    2. Exercise instructor
    3. Sports science researcher
    4. Emergency medical care worker
    5. Athletic trainer
    6. Administrative staff

Future Prospects

  1. Promote and implement the national exercise health strategy.
    1. Cultivate more professional and enthusiastic instructors to cope with the needs of an aging society.
    2. Establish and promote a healthy lifestyle for people in various workplaces.
    3. Promote the quality of athletic trainers in various sports fields to maintain athletes’ sports performance and sports lovers’ health.
  2. Cultivate exercise instructors and consultants in correspondence with the market mechanism.
  3. Expand the exchanges with domestic enterprises and international academic experts.
  4. Establish appropriate exercise principles for different age groups, and develop and design modes of exercise that can be carried out lifelong.
Introduction