Campus Information & Facilities
Campus Information & Facilities

History

The evolution of the institution toward a comprehensive sport university with its traditions in science and physical education.

1891
(Meiji 24)
"Taiikukai" - The Association of Physical Education - founded by Tokichiro Hidaka.
1892
(Meiji 25)
The name changed to Nippon Taiikukai - the Japan Association of Physical Education, aiming toward a representative organization of physical education in Japan.
1893
(Meiji 26)
Gymnastics Practice School established in Iidamachi, Kojimachi-ku, Tokyo.
1898
(Meiji 31)
Prince Kotohito of the Imperial Family was inaugurated as the honorable president.
1900
(Meiji 33)
School renamed to Physical Exercise School of Nippon Taiikukai.
1937
(Showa 12)
The Association Office and School moved to the present location in Fukazawa, Tokyo.
1941
(Showa 16)
The School was promoted to Nippon Professional School of Physical Education.
1945
(Showa 20)
World War II : The campus was destroyed by an air raid.
1949
(Showa 24)
The School was promoted to a single faculty college of Physical Education.
1953
(Showa 28)
Women's Junior College (WJC) established.
1954
(Showa 29)
The College held the 1st annual Demonstration of Athletic Feats of Skill.
1964
(Showa 39)
The Tokyo Olympic Games: The main gymnasium served as a practice spot for volleyball. Numerous athletes from NSSU qualified.
1968
(Showa 43)
Construction began at Yokohama Kenshidai Campus.
1975
(Showa 50)
The Graduate School, Master's Degree Program, established.
1982
(Showa 57)
International Exchange Program with German Sport University Cologne and Beijing Sport University started.
1985
(Showa 60)
The College hosted the International Conference of Sports and Physical Education (ICOSPE) in Yokohama.
1991
(Heisei 3)
Nippon Taiikukai and Nippon College of Physical Education celebrated their 100th anniversary.

International Sports Science Summit 1991 held as a commemorative event.

Completion of The Yonemoto Commemorative Gymnasium.
1996
(Heisei 8)
Renamed to Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU).
1998
(Heisei 10)
The Graduate School, Doctoral Degree Program, established.
2003
(Heisei 15)
International Exchange Program with Kyung Hee University (Korea) started.
2005
(Heisei 17)
WJC renamed to Women's Junior College of Nippon Sport Science University.
2006
(Heisei 18)
Childcare Dept, WJC of NSSU renamed to Department of Early Childhood Education, WJC of NSSU.

Established Advanced Course for Teaching Credential of Early Childhood Education, WJC of NSSU.
2007
(Heisei 19)
Established Admission Center and Career Support Center at NSSU.
2008
(Heisei 20)
1st stage of Tokyo-Setagaya campus redevelopment plan completed.
2010
(Heisei 22)
2nd stage of Tokyo-Setagaya campus redevelopment plan completed International Academic & Sport Exchange program with National Institute of Physical Education (Mongolia) started.
2011
(Heisei 23)
Course of Practical Study on Health and Physical Education added to Master's Degree Program in Graduate School of Health and Sport Science at Nippon Sport Science University. New course consists of two fields of study: Field of Study on Coaching and Field of Study on Sport and Health Education. Current three fields of study renamed Course of Health and Sport Science.

Kenshiro Matsunami named chairman of the board of directors.

5th Honorary Doctor's Degree of the Nippon Sport Science University bestowed upon former International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President Chiharu Igaya.

6th Honorary Doctor's Degree of the Nippon Sport Science University bestowed upon former Prime Minister, current member of the House of Representatives and honorary president of the Japan Sports Association Yoshiro Mori.
2012
(Heisei 24)
3rd stage of Tokyo-Setagaya campus redevelopment plan completed.

Administration Office of the Educational Foundation of NIPPON TAIIKUKAI renamed to Educational Foundation of Nippon Sport Science University Group.
2013
(Heisei 25)
Established Nippon Sport Science University School of Childhood Sport Education Department of Childhood Sport Education.
2014
(Heisei 26)
International Exchange Program with Palacky University Olomouc started.

International Exchange Program with Yong In University started.

Established the Department of Judo Therapy and Medical Science and the Department of Emergency Medical Science, Faculty of Medical Science, NSSU.

Established the Institute for Social Contribution, NSSU.

International Exchange Program with Shanghai University of Sport started.

International Exchange Program with University of Campinas started.
2015
(Heisei 27)
Closed the Women's Junior College, NSSU

International Exchange Program with Korea National Sport University started.

International Exchange Program with Linnaeus University started.

Established the NSSU Sport Cure Center.

International Exchange Program with Uzbek State Institute of Physical Culture started.
2016
(Heisei 28)
International Exchange Program with National Taiwan University of Sport, Taichung Taiwan, started.

International Exchange Program with Lithuanian Sports University started.

International Exchange Program with Staffordshire University started.

Celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of Nippon Sport Science University.
2017
(Heisei 29)
Koji Gushiken was appointed the 12th president of Nippon Sport Science University.

Established the Department of Budo Education and the Department of Sport Studies for International Community, Faculty of Sport Culture, NSSU.

Established the Doctoral Program in Practical Subject Pedagogy, Graduate School of Education, NSSU
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