Along with a growing interest in health and well-being, a variety of sports programs are being organized and offered to UOS students every semester. At UOS, sports-related general education classes are offered by the Dept. of Sport Science.
Over the past few years, sports-related courses have experienced minor changes and improvement. For example, Racket and Ball Sport was renamed Participation Sport in 2011 to include more types of activities. Currently, there are a higher number of Life Sport and Participation Sport classes running simultaneously. Although students hesitate to join Life Sport courses particularly since they are graded on performance in class, Participation Sport courses, which free students from the pressure of grades, show a higher rate of registration.
Aside from regular courses offered in the curriculum, extracurricular sports programs such as Pilates, Wall Climbing, Squash and personal training at the Wellness Center are much preferred by UOS students. Pilates classes, which started with only four students two and a half years ago, now has more than 60 students a month. Lee Seon-ju, a professor in Dept. of Sport Science, says, “UOS students have continuously showed interest in my lessons, and there is even a waiting list of 25 to 30 students every month.”