Education in ARIHHPDoctoral Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance

ARIHHP offers a Doctoral Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance , in conjunction with Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba to contribute to advanced research through a partnership among industry, academia and government. One feature of the educational system of this degree program is that it replaces traditional “majors” with more flexible curricula that reflect the goals of human resource development. This degree program, through the development and application of fundamental technologies for “HHP: Optimizing human performance of body and mind,” aims to both find solutions to society’s problems and train next-generation doctoral researchers who are capable of driving creative research and solving problems cooperatively in the field. We have established an interdisciplinary, practical, and international curriculum based on practice-based research (PBR) and an interdisciplinary faculty team who provide a support system for research and education.

How to join ARIHHP as a Graduate Student

If you wish to pursue graduate studies at ARIHHP, please contact a faculty member in your desired research area and ask about research, guidance, and future careers. ARIHHP faculty members are engaged in the teaching and research fields listed below at Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba.

【 Graduate School Doctoral Program】
Comprehensive Human Science, Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, Doctoral Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance
Comprehensive Human Science, Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
【 Three-Year Doctoral Program】
Comprehensive Human Science, Coaching Science
Comprehensive Human Science, Sports Medicine
Comprehensive Human Science, Human Care Science
Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education
【 Graduate School Master’s Program】
Comprehensive Human Sciences, Health and Sport Sciences

A look at ARIHHP Education

The Degree Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance implements a new Ph.D. training model that aims to overcome three obstacles faced by existing scientific research (fundamental/applied research barriers, specialization barriers, language barriers) to train next-generation doctoral staff by providing not only specialized research instruction but also by developing the following next-generation courses.

On Location Classes: “Project Rotation”

In Project Rotation, which is a required class for the first year, students learn how health and sports science research is applied in social contexts by going on location to schools, local communities, and businesses. The pictures show a class scene at the Eastern Japan Blind Soccer League (left), the Molten Corporation of Hiroshima (center) and the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences in Tokyo (right).

Camp-style Classes: “International Debate Training Camp”

In the International Debate Training Camp (required for both the first and second years), students attend lectures, presentations, and participate in discussions with the world’s top researchers to learn practical skills. Through these activities, students acquire specialized, interdisciplinary and international skills required for next-generation doctoral researchers. The photographs show a class at the Kodokan Judo Institute, the world headquarters of the Judo community (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo).

Hands-on Classes: “International Forum” and “Project Forum”

In the International Forum and Project Forum (required for the first and second years) which is held at the university at the end of the academic year, students give presentations in English on their daily research and results of practical activities. Through their involvement in operating and running the forum, students also acquire management skills.

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