Physical Education Office of Nanyang Institute of Technology (NIT)was formally founded in November 1993, then renamed formally Department of Physical Education in August 1995. At present, the Department of Physical Education is responsible for the physical education of more than twenty thousand students, group competition and training work. Till 2016, there are 34 faculties and staffs, of which 29 full-time teaching and research staffs (not including the sports teachers in Normal school ),one professor, twelve associate professors, fifteen lecturer , one assistant.
The leaders and staffs of PE department forge ahead in unity, fulfill the various physical education duties splendidly and win honors for school in all competitions. Our school sports teams have achieved excellent results in municipal-level and provincial-level sports competitions many times: In 2002, our school men’s football team won second place in the 2002-2003 Philip Chinese University Football League (Henan area). In 2004, our school men’s football team won the first-division championship of 2004-2005 Philip Chinese University Football League (Henan area).In 2005, on behalf of Henan province, our school men’s football team participated in the eastern finals of the fifth Philip Chinese University Football League and won the fifth place. In 2007 and 2009, our women's volleyball team was the runner-up two times of second division’s match in the Seventh and Eighth Volleyball Championships of Henan University Huaguang Physical Activities. In 2008, our table tennis team won the second place of senior men’s group matches and PE Morality Award in the Fifth Ping-pong Championship of Henan University Huaguang Physical Activities. In 2008, our men’s football team achieved the second prize of Henan Youth Championship. In 2010, our sports teams were awarded the third prize of University Students’ Competitions in the First Henan Games. In 2012, our men’s basketball team won the senior men’s third prize in the Twentieth Basketball League Matches of Henan University Huaguang Physical Activities. In 2012, our men’s football team won the championship (Second Division’s Matches) in the Twentieth Basketball Competitions of Henan University Huaguang Physical Activities. In 2013, our football team won the second division’s championship and the first division’s third place at the First Five-a-side Basketball Championship of Henan University Huaguang Physical Activities. In 2014, our men’s football team representing Henan Province participated in the Xstep China University Football League 2014(Finals of North Area). In 2015, our Taekwondo Team was awarded the third prize of university women’s senior group competitions in the Fourth Students’ Taekwondo Match of Henan Sunshine Physical Activities.
An introduction of sports buildings in NIT: There are one multifunctional gymnasium( including an arena for basketball matches, two basketball training areas, two badminton courts, one Martial arts training place, one rhythmic gymnastics classroom, two table tennis classrooms, one gym), the Badminton hall ,two 400-meter standard plastic track-and –field grounds(containing two football fields, one is artificial turf , the other is real turf), and one ground track field with 300-meter cinder track, with one football court in it . Besides, twenty pieces of outdoor basketball courts, of which two are illuminating plastic ones; ten volleyball courts, six tennis courts; seven badminton training fields, five areas for outdoor body-building apparatus, the wall for tennis practice and three fixed testing sites for National Health Standards for Physical Fitness of Students scatter on campus. For the moment, the sports facilities of our institute can satisfy the needs of physical education teaching, sports training and the students’ extracurricular physical exercise and provide a good physical surrounding for numerous teachers and students to take exercises.