|（Department of Physical Education，Guangdong Pharmaceutical College，Guangzhou 510006，China）
Abstract: The curriculum setup in institutes of higher learning in the United States is directly connected to market needs, which is a distinctive characteristic of employment education implemented in institutes of higher learning in the United States. The contents of textbooks for leisure entertainment therapy in the United States fully embody that the education for this specialty is orientated for employment. By investigating fitness clubs and outdoor sports clubs in some cities in China, the author revealed the following findings: there is a high social demand for such clubs; some institutes of higher learning in China have been provided with the conditions for opening a leisure entertain-ment therapy curriculum, and can open such a curriculum in a short time by referring to foreign curriculums and considering the actual circumstances in China.
Key words: school physical education；leisure entertainment therapy；curriculum setup；the United States