Taekwondo Diplomacy

Let your passion for Taekwondo grow into a career

Taekwondo Diplomacy

This specialized course focuses on nurturing our graduates to becoming all-rounded Taekwondo practitioners and promoting Taekwondo diplomacy outside of Korea.

Students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Taekwondo, sport science as well as physical education. The course integrates knowledge and techniques from various aspects including biomedical science, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology and health management.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate solid knowledge, skills and applications in Taekwondo comprising all areas of practice (Poomsae, Gyeorugi and Taekwondo Demonstration)
  • Gain professional knowledge in the rapidly growing sports and exercise industry, learning key skills in phys- iology, kinesiology and biomechanics
  • Integrate Taekwondo into Education following the mod- ernization of Taekwondo as a Martial Arts and sports
  • Perform execution of techniques through proven re- search and on-the-job experience
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of formats in relation to Taekwondo

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course:

  • Completed Secondary study (SPM or equivalent). Students must have passed and obtained certification of completion from their respective secondary study
  • Must have completed the 6-month Korean Language Course with Chungbuk Health & Science University

Course Outline

Course Duration 4 years (2 semesters per academic year)
Course Structure Year 1 & 2: Full time (Diploma in Taekwondo) Year 3 & 4: Part time evening class (Bachelor of Sports Science, major in Taekwondo)

Core Modules (Year 1 & 2 – Diploma in Taekwondo)

Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Volunteer Work I
  • Communication Skills
  • Taekwondo Competition
  • Taekwondo Trials & Smash
  • Sports Marketing
  • Living Sports Theory
  • Taekwondo Basic & Expert Motions
  • Taekwondo History
  • Taekwondo Diplomacy Theory
  • Taekwondo-related English I
  • Professional Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Sports Nutrition Study
  • Taekwondo General Practical
  • Activities
  • Self-defense Martial Art
  • Sports Culture Theory
  • Health Management
  • Training Theory
  • Taekwondo
  • Training Instructions
  • Taekwondo-related English II
Year 2
Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Volunteer Work II
  • Numeracy
  • Comparative Martial Arts
  • Creative Motions
  • Sports Sociology
  • Health Statistics
  • Taekwondo Application & Expert Motions
  • Sports Massage
  • Taekwondo-related English III
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Taekwondo Administrative Affairs
  • Consulting Method
  • Sports Industry Theory
  • Taekwondo Personality Education
  • Taekwondo Game Management
  • Taekwondo Leadership
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Injury Preventions & Measures
  • Taekwondo Game Judgment Instructions
  • Training Program Writing
  • Taekwondo Administrative Affairs (IS)
  • Taekwondo Court Management (IS)
  • Taekwondo Coach Training (IS)
  • Taekwondo Instruction Manuals (IS)
  • Field Exercises I

Certifications Obtained

Upon completion of the Diploma in Taekwondo, students will also obtain the following certification from relevant Korean bodies:
  • Sports taping certificate
  • Child physical education instructor certificate
  • Living sports instructor certificate
  • Professional sports instructor certificate
  • Taekwondo certificate

Course Pathway

Students may exit the course after completing Year 2 and be awarded Diploma in Taekwondo. Alternatively, students may continue with the course part-time for additional 2 years and be awarded Bachelor of Sports Science, major in Taekwondo.

Job Prospects

  • Taekwondo – Taekwondo studio management, Taekwondo coach and trainer, referee, professional athlete
  • Sports and fitness – Sport-related researcher, Exercise prescription specialist, Fitness trainer, Sport facility management
  • Security – Special guard, Private security guard