Joint Usage / Research Center

Advanced Research Initiative for Human High Performance,

University of Tsukuba

Education in ARIHHP:Educational program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance

Based on ARIHHP’s advanced research and collaborations with industry, academia and government, it provides an educational program in “Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance”, in conjunction with a doctoral program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences. Those who complete the program are given the title of “Sports Research Innovator”.
This program aims to train next-generation researchers, who will take on social issues, such as the declining vitality of people and society, and who have both “innovative research abilities” in advanced research and “collaborative problem-solving abilities” in practical fields, through the development and application of basic technology in Human High Performance.
In the program, we provide an interdisciplinary, practical and international curriculum founded on project-based research through an interdisciplinary faculty team.

For those who want to do research in ARIHHP

Those who want to study in ARIHHP as graduate students should contact their designated faculty member, who can be found on the website, and ask for advice about research, mentorship and future career possibilities.
ARIHHP faculty members teach in the degree programs at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba listed below.

【Doctoral program】
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, Comprehensive Human Sciences
【Three-year doctoral program】
Coaching Science, Comprehensive Human Science
Sports Medicine, Comprehensive Human Science
Public Health, Comprehensive Human Sciences
Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education
【Master’s program】
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, Comprehensive Human Sciences

ARIHHP classes

The Educational Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance aims to train next-generation doctoral personnel who can overcome the three traditional scientific obstacles: obstacles between basic research and application, obstacles between fields, and language obstacles. The program provides the next-generation classes listed below.

Fieldwork: “Project rotation”

Students examine how to apply health and sport sciences in practice through visiting schools, communities and companies.

Project rotation (left: A class scene at the Eastern Japan Blind Soccer League, center: The Molten Corporation of Hiroshima and right: The Japan Institute of Sports Sciences in Tokyo)

Learning camp: “International debate camp”

Intensive lectures, presentations, discussions and practicums with nationally and internationally renowned researchers are provided.

International debate camp (a class at the Kodokan Judo Institute, the world headquarters of the Judo community (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo))

Participatory classes: “International forum” and “Project forum”

Students give presentations on research and practical activities.
Also, they learn management skills by being involved in the operation of the forums.