Sports and Health Science Program
Educational research at this graduate school consists of four areas that serve as the basic pillars: sports science, applied sports science, health science, and health information science. Students affiliated with one area can take 10 credits or more of related subjects in other areas. In this manner, by taking advanced lectures and seminars in different areas, students can further deepen their knowledge in the area they belong to and gain both a comprehensive perspective across areas and an insight in their specialized field. In addition, a common course entitled "Sports and Health Science Research Method" is provided. This 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. Furthermore, our graduate school also allows students to learn the latest information, by promoting classes that are conducted in such a way that students can carry out discussions freely for courses provided in general, giving priority to group seminars that enable discussions and mutual evaluations (debates) regarding research plan or report creation, and encouraging students to attend lectures, workshops, and others of invited researchers as part of their lessons.