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Course Requirements

Students in the Graduate School of Health and Sports Science Master of Science Program must earn a minimum total of 30 credits (10 Foundation Course credits and minimum 20 Specialized Course credits) and submit a Master’s dissertation under the guidance of their faculty supervisor, after which they must pass a thesis defense and final examination. Students must also seek the guidance of their faculty supervisor before proceeding with course selection.

Minimum total of 30 credits (Breakdown)

Foundation Courses (10 credits):
Foundation Courses (6 credits) + Sportology (Professional Foundation) Courses (minimum 4 credits)

Specialized Courses (minimum 20 credits)
Minimum 20 credits including those from Professional Application Courses (minimum 4 credits), Health and Physical Education Pedagogy Courses (*elective courses in the first instance, but compulsory for students seeking to obtain a specialization license, Common Courses (minimum 2 credits), and Specialized Courses (6 credits)
Co=Compulsory
El=Elective
Le=Lecture
Pr=Practice
Ex=Experiments / Training
Note: Classes for AY2023 other than those including research guidance or practical training will be held remotely (i.e., interactive online classes or on-demand classes) in principle.
Subjects including research guidance and practical training will be conducted either in person or remotely at the discretion of the teacher.
The classes are basically conducted in Japanese, but we are also considering supporting students in English. The details will be announced on our website as soon as they are decided.
Course
Category
Class NameCourse
Year
CreditsClass
Format
CoElLePrEx
Foundation
Courses*1
Basic and Applied Seminar for Research Paper 1・2 2   
Introduction to
Sportology
1・2 2   
Coaching and Sports
Organization
1・2 2   
Sportology
Courses
(Professional
Foundation
Courses) *2
Sports Medicine [Internal Medicine / Motor Systems] * 1・2  2  
Sports Physiology 1・2  2  
Sports Biomechanics 1・2  2  
Sports Nutrition 1・2  2  
Theory of Athletic
Training
1・2  2  
Sports Statistics 1・2  2  
Sports Psychology 1・2  2  
Sports Sociology 1・2  2  
Sports International Culture 1・2  2  
Mental Health 1・2  2  
Environmental
Health Science
1・2  2  
Health Promotion 1・2  2  
Professional
Application
Courses*3
A Coaching and Method of Metrical Sports [Athletics / Swimming] * 1・2  2  
Coaching and Method of Phenotypic Sports
[Gymnastics / Dance] *
1・2  2  
Coaching and Method of Ball Sports  1・2  2  
Coaching and Method of Martial Arts 1・2  2  
Sports Movement 1・2  2  
Sports Associations
Practicum
1・2  2  
Coaching Practicum 1・2  2  
Sports Facility Practicum 1・2  2  
Professional
Application
Courses*4
B Theory of Sports Organizational Development  1・2  2  
Theory of Lifelong Sport International Comparison 1・2  2  
Theory of Sports
Management
1・2  2  
Theory of Sports International Event 1・2  2  
Practicum on Sports
Administration
1・2  2  
Practicum on Sports Industry 1・2  2  
Practicum on Leisure-Time Industry 1・2  2  
C The Disabled and
Special Needs
Education
1・2  2  
Theory of Sports
for the Disabled
1・2  2  
Theory of Teaching
Healthy Exercise
1・2  2  
Clinical Psychology 1・2  2  
Practicum on Health Welfare Government 1・2  2  
Health Industry Practicum 1・2  2  
Health Education
Practicum
1・2  2  
Health and
Physical
Education
Pedagogy
Courses*5
Theory of Health and Physical Education Class 1・2  2  
Health Education 1・2  2  
Sports Pedagogy 1・2  2  
School Management 1・2  2  
Practicum on Teaching Technique and Development of Materials  1・2  4  
Common
Courses*6
English Special
Seminar on Health and
Sports Science
1・2  2  
Sportology Practical
English
1・2  2  
Epidemiology for Sport
and Health
1・2  2  
Sportology Lecture Series 1・2  2  
Practicum on Health and
Sports Science
1・2  2  
International Exchange
Practicum
1・2  2  
Specialized
Courses*7
Theory of Research Methods on Sports Science 1・2 4   
Practice in Research Methods on Sports Science 1・2 2   

Application
*1 6 Credits (Compulsory)
*2 Selections should include a minimum of 4 credits from among those in the Sportology Course Categories.
*3 Selections should include 4 credits from any one of the Professional Application Course Categories (A, B, or C)
*4 Selections should include 4 credits from any one of the Professional Application Course Categories (A, B, or C)
*5 Elective Courses (N.B. These are compulsory for students planning to seek to obtain a specialization license)
*6 Selections should include a minimum of 2 credits from the Common Course Category.
*7 6 credits (compulsory)
* Students will enroll in either one of the courses listed in square brackets (credits will be awarded for enrolled course only).

Note that students are required to meet with their respective faculty supervisors when enrolling for courses.
Please refer here for a detailed timetable.

2022 Time Table