The UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics (CHK) is one of the leading academic institutions in the Philippines which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Physical Education, Sports and Human Movement Sciences. It has produced graduates who are now leaders and key administrators shaping the physical education, sports and exercise programs in various institutions nationwide. Currently it is composed of 33 full-time faculty members who specialize in sports coaching/officiating and instruction, strength and conditioning, dance and fitness instruction, outdoor recreation and management, and sports and exercise psychology.
The Department of Physical Education, attached to the UP College of Education, was created in 1921 to promote, direct and supervise physical education and recreation among the students of the university. The Department of Physical Education had two sections: one for men and another for women. Since its creation in 1921, the Department of Physical Education has taken an active stance in promoting sports in the university via an intramural program. The Bachelor of Science in Education major in Physical Education was offered by the UP College of Education in 1928. The Department of Physical Education proposed a Certificate in Physical Education program which was approved by the University Council in 1930.
To maximize the growth and development of physical education and sports in the University, the proposal to create the UP Institute of Physical Education in conjunction with the Bureau of Education was approved by the Board of Regents on 05 May 1967. After revisions were made in the Bachelor of Science in Education major in Physical Education curriculum, the UP Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (ISPEAR) was established in April 1976. SPEAR offered the following programs: Certificate in Sports, Certificate in Dance, Bachelor of Physical Education, Master of Physical Education and Master of Science in Physical Education.