Campus Information & Facilities
Campus Information & Facilities

Faculty of Sport Science

Contributing to society by promoting the health of all citizens through physical education and sports

The Faculty of Sport Science was established with the objective of promoting the health and welfare of all citizens, advancing sports culture, and further developing physical education.
In the four years spent in the faculty, students study both basic and specialist subjects. The faculty implements a staged education system whereby students learn basic skills and knowledge in years one and two, and then branch out into specialist subjects in years three and four. Moreover, at the same time as acquiring specialist knowledge, students also learn the basic skills and abilities they will need when they move into the workforce, and develop a deep sense of humanity that will enable them to contribute to creating a better society.

Four departments created to contribute to society

Our university was established to cultivate skilled trainers who can fulfill their brief of maintaining and improving the health and physical strength of the country's citizens. The Faculty of Sport Science was established in 1949 and at that time included only the Department of Physical Education. Three more departments were subsequently added - the Department of Health Science, the Department of Martial Arts, and the Department of Lifelong Sports and Recreation - to meet the changing needs of society. The Faculty of Sport Science aims to produce highly educated individuals who can contribute to promoting the health and welfare of all citizens and the development of sports and physical education.

Department of Physical Education

Promoting the healthy development and athletic ability of young people

  • Sport Education
  • Athletic Sports

Department of Health Science

Using sports science to provide support in fields of education and social welfare

  • Health promotion
  • Social support

Department of Martial Arts

Passing on the mental and physical skills of martial arts and traditional arts to the next generation

  • Budo Education
  • Traditional Performing Arts (of Japan)

Department of Lifelong Sports and Recreation

Gifting the joy of physical wellbeing to children, the elderly, and the disabled

  • Lifelong sports
  • Sports Management

Forward-looking curriculum

Students spend four years in the Faculty of Sport Science acquiring a wide range of knowledge by attending courses in education, carrying out career development projects, participating in club activities and having access to many other sources of learning. At the end of this time, students have transformed into skilled individuals who can contribute positively to society. The goal of the faculty is to provide students with specialist skills and knowledge in the areas of sports and physical education. The faculty has therefore developed a number of different programs that cover all aspects of sports and physical education, both as part of and extra to the education curriculum, with the aim of drawing out the abilities of all students so that they can attain the skills described below.
* This curriculum will be implemented from the first semester of the 2013 academic year.

What kind of individuals are we hoping to produce?

The faculty nurtures individuals who can combine an international perspective and sense of citizenship - essential traits for a highly educated person - with advanced practical skills and specialist knowledge, and who have the problem-solving, organized behavior and communication skills to be immediately effective as members of society and embark on a fulfilling career path.

Problem-solving skills

When presented with a problem, the individual in question can logically analyze information, assumed knowledge, and/or the current situation and formulate a solution, and in addition, unearth new issues that require resolution. The individual can also analyze and review their solution as required and reflect the results of this analysis in their next plan.

Communication skills

The individual in question can correctly understand the opinions and writings of other people and clearly express their own opinion. The individual can also persuade other people of the validity of their opinion through effective explanation.

Organized behavior skills

The individual in question can cooperate with colleagues to achieve a team or organizational goal and acts with a sense of ownership of their job. When working in a team, the individual respects the opinions of other team members and can build a relationship of trust with them.

Self-actualization skills

With the aim of self betterment, the individual in question constantly sets themselves higher goals and uses their self-discipline and management skills to find ways to achieve their goals.

Knowledge acquisition skills

The individual in question continually gathers in-depth and broad-ranging information, which they are able to sort through to acquire knowledge or skills. They are also able to associate and effectively utilize their acquired knowledge.

English speaking skills

The individual in question is always prepared to communicate. The individual can understand when spoken to in English and communicate their ideas in English.

Practical skills

The individual in question has mastered the basic physical skills required to carry out all types of physical exercise, understands the rules of each sport, and can teach others how to improve their physical strength and technical abilities.


The individual in question can use their understanding of the relationship between people and the environment and their knowledge and experience of physical education and sports in general to instruct people in how to take part in and enjoy sports throughout their lives.