1.In response to the Ministry of Education’s program to promote health-related physical fitness in students, these regulations were established in accordance with the Procedures for Proficiency-based Graduation Requirements. In order to encourage students to participate in regular physical activities and improve their health, students are required to meet the requirements for sports capabilities before graduation.
2.With an aim to raise students’ awareness of personal health and improve their overall wellness, these regulations were incorporated into the graduation requirements.
3.Participants: All students
(1). Students are required to take the health-related physical fitness assessment tests (including power, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardio respiratory endurance, balance and coordination) in the first semester of their first year. The tests and implementation were based on the Ministry of Education testing methods of the College Students Health-related Physical Fitness (including standing long jump, sit and reach, one-minute sit-ups and cardio-respiratory fitness) and the Physical Education Office’s balance and coordination testing methods.
(2). All students must be assessed for sports capabilities and achieve passing grades for at least four test items. Disabled students and students who are seriously ill may apply for exemption from this assessment.
(3). Students who fail any of the tests are required to attend sports counseling classes. The assessments will be held before the ninth week of each semester. The assessment schedule will be announced separately.
(4). If students fail to achieve the requirements during their second year of sports counseling, students are required to continue to attend counseling classes (60 minutes per week) in the first semester of their third year. Those who fail in the first semester are required to continue the class in the second semester. They must meet the sports capabilities requirements or attend 70 percent of the total class hours for graduation eligibility.
(5). If students fail to attend 70 percent of the total class hours during their third year of sports counseling, students are required to pay for the sports counseling classes (60 minutes per week) in the first semester of their fourth year. They must meet the sports capabilities requirements for graduation eligibility.
(1). The minimum passing score will be established based on the average score for 80 percent of students.
(2). The sports capabilities assessments on students’ cardio respiratory endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility and power will be implemented in accordance with the scale format announced by the Ministry of Education.
(3). Tests on students’ balance and coordination will be implemented according to the scale format of the university curriculum’s rating scale.
Above-mentioned requirements were established by the Curriculum Committee and the external advisors.
6.Special Cases: student athletes, disabled students, students with a specific disability and transfer students
(1). Student athletes: Student athletes in their third year can be exempted from the assessment. However, students who withdrew from a sports team prior to their third year are required to take the assessments and meet the requirements.
(2). Disabled Students: Disabled students should submit medical proof or a moderate/severe mental/physical disability handbook to the Physical Education Office for review. After being approved by the Campus Health Services Section and the president, disabled students can be exempted from these assessments.
(3). Students with a specific disability: To be exempted from specific assessments, seriously ill students should submit medical proof or mild mental/physical disability handbook to the Physical Education Office for review. After having a specific waiver approved by the Office, those students are required to achieve passing grades for more than half of the remaining tests.
(4). Transfer students: Transfer students are required to complete the sports capabilities assessments of that academic year. (Six test items)
7.Students who meet the graduation requirements for sports capabilities should submit the original certificate or score report to the Physical Education Office. Upon being approved by the president and a list being publicly announced, these students will be issued with a certificate and verified as meeting the graduation requirements.
8.Upon being passed at the Administrative Council Meeting and approved by the president, these enforcement rules were announced and implemented. Any revision must follow the same procedures.