|（School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China)
Abstract: Sports researchers in China today advocate harangues, like grand narratives, and seldom derive research materials from actual sports activities, which results in that most subdisciplines of sports science have become con-tent depleted shells. We can get helpful enlightenment from the experience of upgrading arts to a discipline: 5 level one disciplines of arts are accurately designated and clearly defined, on the contrary, as for sport science, not only it is difficult to work out a rational discipline upgrading plan, but also such a sign as ignoring theoretical support oc-curs to discipline construction from time to time. Constructing such an emerging discipline as sports anthropology will make the study of sport science more comprehensive, scientific, and capable of reflecting culturally diversified humanistic feelings.
Key words: discipline construction；sport science；arts；sports anthropology