Graduate School of Health and Sports Science
In 1971 the establishment of the Master’s program of the School of Health and Physical Education, as annexed to the Graduate School of Medicine, was approved. This Graduate School of Health and Physical Education became the first graduate school of physical education among the private universities in Japan.
Based on the successive flow of evolving graduate school programs, the establishment of the doctoral program in the Graduate School of Health and Sports Science was approved in 2000. Currently, the number of applicants for the Master's Program is 61 and 10 for the Doctoral Program.
In 2006, night courses for the Master's Program began to be offered for those who have full-time jobs for the purpose of recurrent education. We create specialists of health and sports science whose advanced studies provide them with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical experience to make significant contributions in their field. Our desire to accommodate non-traditional students who will help create healthy communities in the future demonstrates our distinguishing characteristic as a Comprehensive Health University.
Our Graduate School is comprised of three particular fields of study: The Department of Sports Science, the Department of Social Sports Science, and the Department of Health Science.
The Department of Sports Science deals with various facets and levels of sports including athletic contests at the international level and leisure sports that encourage public health and fitness. Moreover, by capitalizing on the results acquired from past studies on health and physical education, we have been able to streamline our methodology of sports coaching.
In the Department of Social Sports Science we focus on social phenomena such as sports business and sports media which have substantially influenced sports and society. In addition, we explore the cultural and economic roles of sports in order to derive a better understanding of the underlying social and scientific values.
The Department of Health Science focuses on phenomena in the life of people in every age bracket and at various levels of health including people both with and without disabilities. Studying these phenomena ultimately enables us to develop a systematic methodology for proactive health maintenance.
A key concept for the Graduate School is "Deepening and Integration of Knowledge," completed through a thorough synthesis of health and sports science along with guidance. Dissertation writing can involve joint collaboration from the faculty in all three departments. While the independence of each of the three departments--Sports Science, Social Sports Science, and Health Science is still maintained