Founded in October 1995, Department of Physical and Military Education (DPME), Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics develops from the Physical Education Office of the Basic Courses Department in Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics. For more than 10 years, with the development of the university, our department has grown into a separate teaching and administrative department responsible for carrying out students’ physical and military education of the university, including physical education, athletic training and competition, mass sports activities, physical fitness and health testing, sports science research, military training, national defense education, etc. Department of Physical and Military Education consists of an office and 5 centers, namely, Teaching Management Center, Group Competition and Training Center, National Defense Education Center, Physical Health Testing Center, and Venue Management Center. Besides, our department also boasts a Physical Fitness Lab and a ZUFE Adolescent Athletic Club.
DPME now has 33 teaching and administrative staff members, among whom 26 are professional teachers, including one professor, 11 associate professors, 17 lecturers, and 2 teaching assistants. Among the professional teachers, 5 are PH.D or PH.D candidates. We take pride in their full commitment and dedication to the teaching reform and practice in physical education.
Achievements in teaching have been increasing year by year. In the past decade, we have won Hangzhou Municipality Excellent College Sports Teaching Award, the first prize in Modern Teaching Skills Competition for College PE Teachers, and many other awards regarding the self-made multi-media courseware competition, excellent courses as well as high students’ physique pass rate of various levels.
Achievements in group competition have been fruitful, too. Through the joint efforts of coaches and athletes in the past years, we, on behalf of the university, have got various prizes in University Students’ CUBA Basketball League of Hangzhou, Provincial Basketball League, College Students’ Martial Arts Championships, Provincial College Students’ Aerobics Championship, Provincial Swimming Contest, etc.. Meanwhile, we have been actively promoting the sports exercise and updating the university’s group sports so as to create a good cultural atmosphere for campus sports activities. Besides, national defense education has been pushed forward steadily, laying a solid foundation for the improvement of students’ overall quality.
DPME also attaches great importance to scientific research. In the past decade, our faculty members have a total of 150 papers published in various academic journals of sports, and have 20 textbooks published. Besides, 12 research projects are sponsored by Provincial or Ministry Social Science Foundation, and 55 research projects are sponsored by University Scientific Research Foundation.