1. Development history
In 1989, professor Jinghong Shen of our university, as the leader of the first national excellent teaching achievement award of universities, won the national Special Prize for the research results of Successful Practice of the Overall Reform of College Sports. In 1995, Mr. Shen founded the Institute of Sports Science of Sichuan Union University to actively explore a new mode of training high-level sports professionals in China. In 1996, the master's degree authorization centers of physical education and training of Sichuan University was approved by the Ministry of Education. We began to recruit students in 1997 and became the first general comprehensive university in China to conduct postgraduate training in sports. Professor Jiuping Xu, a senior interdisciplinary expert in mathematics, management and physical education, has long been the instructor and instructor of this program. In 2006, Sports Sciences Institute of Sichuan university was awarded a master's degree in P.E., which continues today.
2. Current situation
Since its establishment, P.E. Institute of Sichuan University, based on the school's multi-disciplinary advantages in humanities, science, engineering, medicine and other disciplines, is committed to cultivating “well-grounded, multidisciplinary, characteristic and well-rounded” talents ,who have social adaptability and career choice ability and are full of cooperation and innovation spirits. In 2008, the Department of Education and Humanities Sociology of this master degree program was approved by Provincial Education Department as “key discipline of Sichuan province”. In 2009, the master program was awarded the postgraduate training qualification for master's degree in physical education and began to recruit students that year. By September 2018, the master's program has enrolled graduate students majoring in sports for 22 years, and 411 graduate students have graduated. The masters of P.E. are widely distributed in domestic institutions of colleges and universities, government departments, enterprises and institutions, and are widely praised by employers. At present, the Master authorization point of P.E. in Sichuan University has 21 full-time and part-time postgraduate students, including 29 in 2016, 35 in 2017 and 57 in 2018.