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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(5); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030505.

Health Education in Chinese Universities: Status Quo, Problems and Countermeasures


Rufeng Wang1, 2, Fen Tan3, *

Corresponding Author:
Fen Tan

1 College of Physical Education, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074, Hubei, China
2 Institute of Education Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, Hubei, China
3 Institute of Media Art, Hubei Science and Technology College, Wuhan 430074, Hubei, China
*Corresponding author e-mail: [email protected]


Purpose: Investigate the development of health education in Chinese colleges and universities; analyze the factors that affect the development of the curriculum. Research methods: literature, questionnaire, qualitative interview and participation observation. The research group selected 30 universities in mainland China to investigate 1380 samples of college students and 30 college staff. Results: (1) fewer health education courses are offered in universities in mainland China. (2) There are very few health education teachers in Chinese universities. (3) Lack of channels for college students to acquire health knowledge. (4) Chinese universities do not attach importance to health education as a whole. (5) The country lacks an effective supervision mechanism to further restrict colleges and universities. Research Suggestions: (1) the state should formulate legislation on health education in colleges and universities as soon as possible. (2) Strengthen the health awareness of teachers and students in Chinese universities. (3) Strengthen the teacher training of college students' health education courses. (4) Build a health education curriculum system in colleges and universities. (5) Strengthen the construction of healthy campus culture.


Chinese Colleges and Universities, Health Education, Health Courses in Chinese university

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Rufeng Wang, Fen Tan. Health Education in Chinese Universities: Status Quo, Problems and Countermeasures. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 5: 21-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030505.


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