About the university
In 1973, in response to the governments requirement for the development of national sport, Formosa Plastics Group Chairman Yung-Ching Wang donated a gymnasium, the first domestic dome in Taiwan, to the government by purchasing a land. In May 1984, for the aim of long-term national sport development, the Ministry of Education started a 66-hectare multi-functional sports park, including the then donated gymnasium and other expropriated private land. Based on the existing facilities and planning, National College of Physical Education and Sports was established within the sports park, exercising functions such as education, training, sport competition, recreation and so on. On February 1, 2008, “National College of Physical Education and Sports” was renamed “National Taiwan Sport University” with two campuses (Taichung campus and Taoyuan campus). About academics/campuses/affiliated colleges
In the beginning there were only two programs: the Graduate Institute of Physical Education and the Department of Sports Technology. Afterward the school expanded by adding the Department of Physical Education (two-year program in 1988), the Graduate Institute of Sports Science (1989), the Department of Athletic Training and Health(1990), the Graduate Institute of Coaches(1994) and the Department of Sport Management (1996), the Graduate Institute of Physical Education (Ph.D. and EMBA Program), the Graduate Institute of Coaches(Master program), the Department of Sport Promotion(renamed after the two-year program of the Department of Physical Education 1999), the Graduate Institute of Sports Science (Master Program 2000), the Graduate Institute of Coaches (Ph.D. program 2001). In 2002, the Department of Sports Technology was divided into three departments: Department of Sports Training Science- Combats, Balls and Athletics. The Department of Adapted Physical Education was established in 2002. University Statistics
On February 1, 2008, “National College of Physical Education and Sports” was renamed “National Taiwan Sport University” with two campuses (Taichung campus and Taoyuan campus). In 2009, National Taiwan Sport University-Taoyuan campus was officially renamed National Taiwan Sport University; National Taiwan Sport University-Taichung campus was renamed National Taiwan College of Physical Education. Under the leadership of President Kao, National Taiwan Sport University currently has 7 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate institutes, with nearly 2,300 students on campus. Top researchers/research
National College of Physical Education and Sports top researchers were as follows: Prof. Min-Zhong Cai was hired as the first president by the Ministry of Education on July 1, 1987, Prof. Jin-Song Qiu became the second president on July 1, 1990, Prof. Xian-Qing Ye became the third president on July 1, 1999, Professor Hong-Shi Zhou became the fourth President on July 1, 2002. After renaming the National College of Physical Education and Sports to National Taiwan Sport University, Dr. Hong-Shi Zhou became the first president. After renaming to National Taiwan College of Physical Education Dr. Chi-Hsung Kao became the second president of NTSU on August 1, 2010 and was approved by the Board of Trustees for another 4-year presidency in 2013. Now, the top researcher or president of NTSU is President Kao. And the top researchers of NTSU at present are Huang, Chi-Huang, Pro./ Dr. Kao, Chin-hsung, Ms. Shu-Ling Chien, Ms. Yi-Jin Ye. Present research is going on Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Industry Management.