Beijing Sport University

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Coordinates: 40°01′48″N 116°19′09″E / 40.0299048°N 116.3192935°E / 40.0299048; 116.3192935

Beijing Sport University
AffiliationGeneral Administration of Sport of China
Academic staff
Beijing Sport University

Beijing Sport University (BSU) (Chinese: 北京体育大学), formerly known as "Central Institute of Physical Education" (中央体育学院) and "Beijing Institute of Physical Education" (北京体育学院), is a nation-level public university located in Beijing, China. It is one of the National Key Universities and also a Project 211 University under direct leadership of the General Administration of Sport of China. Beijing Sport University is consistently ranked as the top institute for sport studies in China and enjoys prestigious reputation both at home and abroad. Lin Yi is currently studying in Beijing Sport University. [1] In 2015, Beijing Sport University was ranked as an "elite university" with 6-star status by the CUAA.[2] It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[3]


BSU was founded in 1953 as the Central Institute of Physical Education (中央体育学院). In 1960, the university was one among the first batch of key national universities designated by the State Council.[4] Situated on the No. 48, Xinxi Road, Haidian District of Beijing, BSU covers a total area of around 1,400 acres, with a total construction area of approximately 600 thousand square meters. BSU has a faculty of 1,027 with a current enrollment of over 14,000 students, among whom there are 8,265 undergraduates and 2,255 postgraduates. Beijing Sport University is the only university in China that has the Category I discipline of sport science (a national key discipline) and is also world-renowned for its capacity of cultivating elite athletes. By 2015, BSU teachers and students had collectively won 73 gold medals in the Olympic Games.[5]

BSU currently consists of eight schools and five departments: Graduate School, College of Physical Education, College of Sport Coaching, College of Wushu (Martial Arts), College of Management, Sport Science College, College of Continuing Education, College of International Education, Sport Journalism and Communication Department, Foreign Languages Department, Sport and Arts Department, Sport Rehabilitation Department, and Community Sport Department. It has two sport schools affiliated with it: the Sport High School and Secondary Technical School for Sport, plus three centers and two sections: Modern Education Technology Center, Sport Science Research Center, Teaching Laboratory Center, Teaching and Research Section for Ideological and Political Theory, and the Periodical Section (Journal of Beijing Sport University). In addition, the Training Center of General Administration of Sport of China, the Coach Academy of General Administration of Sport of China, and the Center for Sport Ethics and Anti-Corruption Studies of China are also located on campus.

The University is home to four national key academic disciplines, fourteen other key majors, five key laboratories at the provincial and ministerial level, one national key research center for sport sociology and humanities, and a Beijing higher education research center at the provincial and ministerial level. The University offers fourteen undergraduate programs in the areas of physical education, sport coaching, community sport, sport science, traditional Chinese sport, public affairs management, sport and industry management, journalism, advertisement, applied psychology, English, performance, dance performance, sport rehabilitation and leisure sport.

BSU has also provided a key platform for student-staff exchanges and distance education between China and the world and has established academic exchange relationships with about 79 universities from 34 countries and regions.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

There are 39 undergraduate majors offered across 20 different colleges, covering a range of subjects in the humanities, sports science, education, the sciences, economic theory, and communications.[6]

Undergraduate Majors at Beijing Sport University
Major College Tuition (2019 RMB)[7]
Physical Education Academy of Education

Institute of Traditional Chinese Sports

Sports Management Academy of Business in Sport 5000
Sports Economic Management 5000
Wushu and Traditional Sports Institute of Traditional Chinese Sports 5500
Sports Science School of Sports Science 6000
Sports Rehabilitation School of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation 6000
Leisure Sports School of Recreation and Tourism 5500
Physical Training Military-Civilian Training Academy
Sports Training Competitive Sports Academy 5500
Winter Sports 5500
Sport Engineering Sports Engineering Academy
Education Academy of Education
Marxist Theory Academy of Marxism 5000
Chinese Literature Academy of Chinese Culture
Chinese International Education Academy of Humanities 5000
English Foreign Language Academy 6000
Russian 6000
German 6000
French 6000
Spanish 6000
Portuguese 6000
Hungarian 6000
Polish 6000
Czech 6000
Croatian 6000
Serbian 6000
Journalism Academy of News and Communications 5000
Marketing 5000
New Media 5000
Applied Psychology Academy of Psychology 6000
Public Management Academy of Management 5000
Tourism Management Academy of Sports and Tourism 5000
Dance Performance Academy of the Arts 10000
Choreography 10000
Performance 10000
Biomedical Engineering Academy of Engineering
Data Science 6000

Sport Science College[edit]

The Sport Science College ("SSC") of Beijing Sport University (BSU) was founded in 1958. Through nearly 50 years of development, the SSC has had seven departments: Department of Sport Physiology, Department of Sport Anatomy, Department of Sport Medicine, Department of Sport Biochemistry, Department of Sport Biomechanics, Department of Sport Psychology, Department of Sport Statistics and Physique Measurement, and The Experimentation Center and Rehabilitation Center which pertains to the SSC. In 2002, the National Ministry of Education approved the SSC's sport science program as the national key discipline, which means the preeminence in the national high education system. It is the only sport science college which has such an honor in China.


The SSC is the cradle of sport scientists of China. It is the first university that is authorized by the National Ministry of Education to confer a doctoral degree of sport science in China. There are three bachelor's degree programs (Sport Science, Sport Rehabilitation and Health, Sport Psychology), three master's degree programs (Sport Science, Sport Rehabilitation and Health, Sport Psychology) and one doctoral program (Sport Science).

The Sport Science program ranks No.1 in the counterpart universities of China. The SSC is one of very few universities in China that provides all the programs of BS, MA. and Ph.D. in sport science. 1102 bachelors, 350 masters and 55 doctors have graduated from SSC since it was founded. There are 400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students now in SSC.


The research interests of the faculty involve all respects of sport science and health promotion. The SSC faculty and students are charged with many research projects of national Olympic teams. It is pre-eminent in investigating the relationship between performance and incretion, elite athletes selection, hypoxic training, monitoring and assessment of athlete performance, nutrition supplementation, biomechanical analysis of movement, sport injury prevention and rehabilitation, psychological training and recovery, exercise treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. The SSC is the major undertaker of National Physical Fitness Monitor (NPFM). During the last several decades, it has focusing on the supervision and research of national physical fitness and making great contribution to the establishment of National Physical Fitness Monitor.

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  3. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
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  6. ^ "北京体育大学". Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  7. ^ "北京体育大学2019年本科招生章程". Retrieved March 4, 2021.