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Graduate Institute of Sport Coaching Science

Welcome to Graduate Institute of Sport Coaching Science College of Education, Chinese Culture University



The Graduate Institute of Sport Coaching Science (GISCS) has been established in 1994. It is the fourth Ph.D. program in sports science in Taiwan in the higher education system. By the efforts of former directors-professors Jason Chiang and Jung-Charng Lin, the GISCS has become the important education center for those students who are looking for higher degree in sport coaching science. The current director is professor Frank Jing-Horng Lu whose expertise is sport psychology. Professor Lu graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), U.S.A. in 1998, and is one of the leading scholars in sport psychology in Taiwan.


Education concept

In line with the modern concept of sports science, we believe a modern sports coach must be equipped with sufficient knowledge and experiences in sports science. By doing so, they can use this knowledge and experience in their daily sports training and competition. In addition, to be a competent sports coach he/she must own unique philosophy and wisdom to practice in sports. Therefore, the educational goal of GISCS is not only to cultivate modern sports coach with sufficient knowledge but also to develop sports coaches with integrity, honesty, professionalism, and discipline.



1. To train modern sports coaches

2. To cultivate competent researchers in sports and exercise science

3. To educate sports training and management professionals

4. To educate sports and leisure activities instructors

5. To educate instructors in exercise and health promotion



In considering the fundamental nature of sports coaching science, the GISCS educational program emphasizes both theory and practice for all students. In terms of academic area, students need to learn advanced knowledge of exercise physiology, sports psychology, exercise immunology, biomechanics as well as sports culture, education, and philosophy. In terms of sports practice, all students were encouraged to develop their coaching efficiency by participating at least 500 hours in the areas of sport coaching conferences, symposia, licensing training or certification programs. Most of our students have acquired at least two C graded coaching licenses (certification) or one B graded coaching license. For doctoral students we require them to publish their papers on domestic or international journals before graduation.