School of Health and Sport Sciences

School of Health and Sport Sciences

Department of Sport Management*
Department of Health Science
Department of Athletic Training and Conditioning
Department of Sport and Physical Education
Department of Sport Science
*Scheduled to be established in April 2021 (currently in the notification process). / The planned content is subject to change.

Medium of instruction: Japanese
Language requirement: N2 level in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
Location: Toyota campus

Overview of the School of Health and Sport Sciences

The Department of Sport Management and the Department of Athletic Training and Conditioning will be newly established. The curricula of our five departments are designed to utilize sports at the individual, group, and organization levels and throughout society and environment.
Driven by the achievements of our sport science studies that are backed by tradition spanning over 60 years, we have produced numerous professionals who remain active in various fields.
The School of Health and Sport Sciences, through its cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary curricula, has formed a diverse faculty comprising instructors who specialize in the academic fields of medicine, health science, economics, business administration, law, etc.
Our Toyota Campus, which is home to 39 sports clubs for students, has produced globally renowned, high-profile athletes. In this environment, students learn sports science in a practical manner.

Features of the School of Health and Sport Sciences

Department of Sport Management

Sports business has grown rapidly in recent years. In particular, the expansion of the sports industry is one of the growth strategies advocated by the Japanese government. In this context, students learn the potential of sports from a wide range of areas, such as the economy, business administration, and law. They can then devise a realization of an ideal society that is full of energy and fueled by sports.
Overseas Sport Management Case Study
First-year students receive training during the fall semester in the United States, the home of sports business. They will visit professional sports teams, stadiums, sports equipment distributors, local governments, colleges, and other relevant facilities. This opportunity allows students to understand the front lines and actual situation of various sports businesses.

Department of Health Science

A common idea is that the concept of "health" today is not restricted to being safe from illness as it also means maintaining good quality of life. Students in this program are expected to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate the effects of evidence-based health promotion through sports and physical activities.
This program offers a curriculum that combines the following three academic fields based on kinesiology and sports physiology: (1) "Children Sport Science," which focuses on the growth and development of children; (2) "Practical Health Exercise Science," which focuses on disease prevention and improvement of vital functions of adults and the elderly; and (3) "Public Health," which explores the social environment committed to health promotion. We aim to develop professionals who support the health development of all generations, from children to the elderly.

Department of Athletic Training and Conditioning

This program offers the following curricula: (1) "Athletic Training," which covers the appropriate first aid for injured athletes, recovery-oriented rehabilitation, and physical training for injury prevention, and (2) "Strength Conditioning," which is aimed at achieving high sports ability through physical training.
Our Toyota Campus, which is home to 39 sports clubs for students, provides an environment where athletes, instructors, and trainers work closely together. This environment allows students to experience various sports fields and obtain the knowledge and practical skills expected of trainers.
Overseas Trainer Case Study
This program is offered to first-year students and is held in the fall semester. Participants will have the opportunity to visit training facilities for professional athletes in the United States and receive direct instruction from trainers on the frontlines. By experiencing the sports culture in the United States, a powerhouse in the world of sports, students are motivated to have a broad vision for the future.

Department of Sport and Physical Education

This program is designed to nurture health and physical education teachers, who are greatly needed in schools. The knowledge of sports education is useful for sports instructors in communities or workplaces. In the School Instruction Training held for third-year students, they work with neighboring elementary, junior, and senior high schools to acquire the basic knowledge of curriculum development. Students have access to courses related to 17 sports designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This opportunity will help the students become teachers acquainted with various sports. Such efforts make us one of the top colleges in Japan with a high percentage of students who pass, upon graduation, the examination for health and physical education teachers of junior and senior high schools. Students who have completed the correspondence courses offered by our affiliated school (Tamagawa University Correspondence Course) are eligible to obtain an Elementary School Teachers' Class-2 Certificate upon graduation.

Department of Sport Science

This program is intended to cultivate athletes playing internationally and competitive sports instructors. To that end, students need to understand the mechanism of enhancing the mind, skills, and body as well as learn how to actually achieve such improvement. Those who aspire to become athletes maximize the use of their bodies, while those who aim to become instructors are expected to acquire coaching skills. The Department of Sport Science provides a wide variety of curricula for students to achieve these goals.
We have also formed a faculty consisting of instructors with impressive, immaculate records of accomplishment against the backdrop of Japan's top-level track record in sports. This environment gives students the opportunity to obtain profound knowledge and expertise from the frontlines while learning the training and instruction methods based on cutting-edge theories.

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