Mission of Education and Research and Basic Policies (Three Policies)
Sports and Health Science Master's Program
Educational and Research Purposes
The Sports and Health Science Master's Program offered by the Graduate School of Sports and Health Science provides the sports-related major (which consists of courses in the sports science and applied sports science areas) and the health-related major (which consists of courses in the health science and health information science areas) and conducts cross-sectional and interdisciplinary education and research regarding sports, physical activities, health, and medical care. Based on the above, and as the goal of its education and research, the program aims to produce teachers with a broad perspective and high-level knowledge and skills who have senshuu-menkyo jo (a specialized teacher's license that requires a master's degree), specialized instructors in their respective fields, and professionals.
Diploma Policy (Principle of Degree Conferment)
For the Sports and Health Science Master's Program offered by the Graduate School of Sports and Health Science, students who have completed the required number of credits and whose submitted master's theses have been examined and found acceptable for the degree in accordance with the internal rules related to the program are judged to be equipped with the following capabilities and are awarded a master's degree (Sports Science or Health Science).
- Capability to acquire a broad perspective, high-level knowledge, and skills in the major in which one is enrolled (the sports-related major and the health related major).
- Capability to acquire knowledge and skills regarding an academic discipline in a different area, further deepen the knowledge in one's specialized field, and gain both a comprehensive perspective across areas and an insight in one's specialized field.
- Capability to acquire cross-sectional or interdisciplinary skills necessary for specialized instructors in the fields related to sports and health and medical care and professionals.
Curriculum Policy (Principle of Curriculum Formation and Implementation)
The Sports and Health Science Master's Program offered by the Graduate School of Sports and Health Science provides the sports-related major, which conducts research on the operations and behavior of the body and mind for sports activities, and the health-related major, which conducts research on health and medical care. To develop individuals with high-level expert knowledge who will contribute to health maintenance and promotion through sports and medical activities, a curriculum is formed according to the following policy.
- In this graduate school, students can take 10 credits or more of related subjects (advanced lectures and seminars) in areas other than the major they are enrolled in. This allows students to gain both a comprehensive perspective across areas and an insight in their respective specialized fields.
- Consideration is given to advanced lectures so that graduate students who study in any other field during their undergraduate years can learn basic knowledge.
- A common course entitled "Sports and Health Science Research Method" is provided. The course allows students to understand basic principles and procedures for starting scientific study and an outline of the research processes from drafting a research plan to writing up a master’s thesis.
- Classes conducted in such a way that students can carry out discussions freely are promoted, and priority is given to group seminars that enable discussions and mutual evaluations regarding research plans or report creation.
- After admission, a new student selects a teacher in the field closest to his or her research theme as an instructor, and the instructor who accepts the request will provide supervision from research planning to master's thesis creation.
Admission Policy (Principle of Student Admission)
Based on the Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy, the Sports and Health Science Master's Program offered by the Graduate School of Literature seeks individuals who have the following academic skills and motivations.
- Those who have a basic knowledge adequate for studying sports science or health science.
- Those who can actively work on conducting research on the operations and behavior of the body and mind for sports activities or on health and medical care.
- Those who intend to acquire high-level expert knowledge and skills based on a broad perspective to contribute to health maintenance and promotion through sports and medical activities.