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Department of Marine Sports and Recreation

Tel: 886-06-9264115 Ext:5302
Fax: 886-06-9269746
E-Mail: marinesports@gms.npu.edu.tw

College of Tourism and Leisure
Group: Other
International Admission: Bachelor


【MISSION STATEMENTS】
The department is the first to emphasize the development of marine sports and marine recreation in Taiwan. It is also one of the departments, which relates to marine sports and recreation in the world. The goals of the department are to cultivate those talents of marine sports and recreation, to educate students with correct knowledge of marine sports, to provide the joy accesses to experience oceanic passion, and to expand marine sports and recreation. Through systematic curriculums, the department are to cultivate the excellent athletes, professional instructors, and professional managers in marine sports and marine recreation.

【Curriculum plan】 
The courses of the department are performed with scientific and professional training. Also, the design of the courses are based on the principles of marine sports skills, management and recreation, which are designed to cultivate professional talents in marine sports and recreation. Furthermore, the courses pay equal attention to science and skills with the base of practical management. So, the courses include the skills of marine sports, for example, windsurfing, swimming, life guard, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and power boat operation, sports management, such as sport management and sports marketing, marine area recreation, general marine leisure and recreation, investigation on the resource of marine recreation, the activity design on marine area recreation, for example, in order to catch up with the social trend, make a good global network and satisfy people’s needs in marine sports, leisure and recreation.

【FACULTY AND FACILITIES】
There are seven full-time faculty members in the department. All of faculty got master or doctoral degrees in Taiwan or foreign countries and their majors are related to this field. For the development of this department, different faculty members have different expertises across marine sports or marine recreation, which boosts the development of this department in all fields equally. The facilities of this department, (such as windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, power boat operation, and water skiing, etc.) are plenty and diverse for teaching needs, and are used to operate the training of practical skills and teaching in coordination.

【CAREES AND PLACEMENT】
Through systematic curricula, the department hopes to cultivate the excellent athletes, professional instructors, and professional managers in marine sports and marine recreation.

【FUTURE OUTLOOK】
The department focuses on scientific and professional techniques in the curriculum. The core courses put emphasis on the marine sports skills and management, and marine recreation, which are also designed to cultivate excellent professional talents in marine sports and recreation. The department focuses on marine sports skills and academic areas, utilizes the practical management as the fundamental training, and provides three focal areas to develop greater competencies, including marine sports skills (windsurfing, swimming and life saving skills, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayak, and power boat operation), sports management and marine recreation. The department hopes to catch up with the social trend, make a good global network, and satisfy people's needs in marine sports, leisure and recreation.

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