The School of Physical Education provides the ideal environment for those who plan to engage in competitive sport and aim to be a leading presence in the sporting world, as well as those who simply want to be involved in physical education and/or sport in some form or other. That is because the School of Physical Education is a “comprehensive physical educational facility" providing the structures and functions for equipping students with the ability to perform in a wide variety of areas such as health and physical education instructors, sports science researchers, athletes and competitors representing Japan, coaches and trainers for athletes and competitors and health and exercise instructors, as well as fields such as events management for sporting events and sports media. We produce excellent well-rounded graduates equipped with specialist theory and skills as well as high-level wisdom and general education who are able to contribute to the health and happiness of the people of the world.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the learning objectives of the School of Physical Education as follows. By completing a course in the Department of Physical Education and Sport, graduates acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and outlook and undertake physical training along with cultivation of the mind, and use the combined wisdom of these areas to develop flexible thinking skills, a broad-minded cosmopolitan outlook, and comprehensive capacity for judgment, so as to be able to contribute to the creation of a peaceful and healthy world as experts in the field of physical education and sport science capable of performing leadership and practical roles.
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the idea of maintaining and improving health and physical strength, due mainly to concerns about issues such as declining physical standards in children, the link between modernization and lack of exercise, and modern lifestyle diseases. Meanwhile, with the advancement of sports, the significance and importance of sports have been reassessed.
The Department of Physical Education pours considerable resources into logical and scientific approaches to research and education in addition to the practicalities of physical education and sport, and has set up a course structure tailored to the needs of today, designed to produce outstanding physical education instructors and sports researchers capable of performing in society.
True knowledge about physical education and sport is derived through real-world experience. Study theoretical and practical methodologies from the perspective of sports science and take part in challenging competitive sport scenarios as you develop yourself as a specialist athlete, coach or trainer. The combination of instructors well versed in a range of competitive athletic pursuits and specialist fields and the best sporting facilities in all of Japan will help you to improve your skills. Using the extensive resources of Tokai University, the Department of Competitive Sports offers a combination of studies in many different areas such as nutrition, psychology and rehabilitation, through tie-ins with other parts of the university such as the School of Medicine.
The Department of Judo and Kendo seeks to promote an understanding of traditional culture in the context of martial arts, and to nurture a sense of humanity and empathy where the mind, body and technique are united as one. Students explore martial arts through the prism of sport science research, rather than as a purely empirical approach based on the training of leaders, and improve their competitive skills. It is also important to pursue a combination of self-directed training, extracurricular components both in Japan and overseas, and diligent self-motivated training. Since judo and kendo instructors need to be able to perform in international settings, the courses are also designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and extend linguistic skills.
Students acquire specialist knowledge and skills for encouraging people to get involved in recreational sport, with a focus on practical studies in recreational sport, physical training and health science, with the aim of making sport enjoyable for generations young and old alike. An in-depth exploration of the correlation between “people" (the target demographic of recreational sport) and the “environment" in which the “people" operate is used to develop “specialist" trainers with excellent interpersonal skills.
Sport and leisure refers to the human culture of not just sport but also, of leisure. The aim is to create new lifestyles using this as a form of media. The management of “sport and leisure" for enhancing the quality of the way we live covers a wide scope including “sport," “leisure," “performing arts," “festivals," and “play." Given that “sport and leisure" does not have borders, the Department also provides subjects that develop practical skills in international settings, such as workshops and exercises conducted overseas and classes conducted by non-Japanese teachers.