ARE YOU suffering from sore necks, red eyes, chronic backaches and low
physical strength due to the tremendous amount of studying? Well, the solution
may be simply to exercise and learn self-control. You don't need a professional
dietician or a physical trainer, you could actually get access to various health
classes, nutrition classes, and fitness facilities at Yonsei.
- Physical education
You can enjoy various co-ed physical activities at Yonsei: tennis,
soccer, swimming, golf, basketball, volleyball, self-defense, folk dance,
badminton, yoga, hiphop dance, inline skate, jazz dance, taekwondo,
table tennis, aerobics, dance sports and fencing (both Western and Korean)
from "Health and Sports" (general elective courses).
Body building, scuba diving, water skiing and even wake board are also taught
in Dept. of Sport and Leisure Studies and Dept. of Physical Education.
* Some courses are for
student athletes; it may
be difficult to get a good
* Courses only for female students are available for swimming,
basketball, self-defense and yoga.
* Intermediate courses are available for
tennis, swimming, basketball, golf, badminton, and table tennis.
* A course
is provided in English for fencing.
* Freshman Seminar: "Hiking
in the Suburban Areas of Seoul" (UCS1001-35) consists of monthly
hiking events at mountains in or near Seoul. Grades are wholly based on
participation and you get a pass or non-pass.
- Learn about nutrition and
Nutrition in Modern Life
(UCL1201): Basic knowledge about nutrition is taught. Also,
guidelines to prevent modern diseases through controlling our diet are
Modern Society and Mental Health
(UCL1205): The course provides students with knowledge on controlling
mental health from a psychological point of view.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (FNS3103): This course
focuses on controlling diet to maintain a healthy body.
Sport Massage (SLS2110): Through this course, you
can learn sport massage methods for different parts of the body, for different
situations including injuries or fatigue.
* Freshman Seminar:
"Obesity Control for Healthy College Life"
(UCS1001-53) is specially designed for students who want to control
their weight. Health facts, as well as appropriate exercises according to each
person's health status are taught in class. Interviews are mandatory to take
- Special summer & winter
Summer Training: The course (SLS1105-01) will be
held from August 21st to 24th. Various sporting activities including water
skiing, wind surfing, snorkeling, yachting and beach activities are planned
for this year. Grades will be on a curve, based on achievement, attitude and
participation. The course will be divided into a major class and a general
Winter Training: This four-day
course requires a mandatory orientation. Students can choose from either
skiing or snowboarding. In 2005, it was held in Vivaldi Park in Hongcheon. The
tuition includes accommodation, insurance and transportation. Students have to
pay an extra fee (about ￦20,000) to rent equipment.
Fitness Center: located on the third
floor of Yong-jae-gwan annex, it is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monthly fees are ￦20,000 and an addi-tional ￦10,000 is charged for optional
lockers. Shower rooms are available.
Pool: The swimming pool is open to all students from 8 to 8:50 a.m.
and 5 to 6:20 p.m. on weekdays Shower rooms are available but you should bring
all utilities needed. (￦2500 for one use.)
Center: 2123-6165, Swimming Pool: 2123-3432
* Photographed by Bang Hyun-duk, Kim