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KOYAMA YuzoDean of the Faculty of Sports Sciences, Professor

Experienced professors in various research and practical fields give advice.

As social demand in physical education and the fields of sports is currently growing in light of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020, our students are expected to be involved in diverse fields such as corporate athletes, competition team staff, professional athletes, researchers, local sports leaders and local government staff. As we offer practical career education, which includes internship programs related to sports companies, we hope for students to have a comprehensive view and understanding of various professions while studying as reflective practitioners.

He graduated from the Public Policy and Affairs Department, College of Law, Nihon University. He held the indoor shot put Japan record. He has trained numerous champions of the Japan National Championships (as a coach of the track and field club of Nihon University). He is also a TBS commentator on throwing events of the Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships.
KITADA NorikoProfessor, PhD.

I would like to create an environment of mutual education between faculty and students.

Japan’s sports society has a rigid organization, but I would like to implement a more casual attitude to give students skills according to their abilities. Essential to achieving their goals is believing in their own abilities and keeping their passion alive. It depends on each individual to achieve your own goal, but we are here to support students as best we can. It is important to have a broad perspective for you, so you should also strive to acquire a deep knowledge while working in a specific field.

She finished her master’s degree at the Graduate School of Health and Sport Science, Nihon Sport Science University. She won a bronze medal in Women's Judo (61 kg class) in the Seoul Olympics.
NISHIKAWA DaisukeProfessor

I hope you strive to face yourself.

Our department has students who were top athletes in their high-school age and are still now top athletes, and our faculty members are also top-class coaches. Such a circumstance will inspire your ambition for competition, and it help you to improve your abilities.My skills as a gymnast were improved after competing with gymnasts who were chosen to represent Japan when I belonged to the gymnastics team of Nihon University. I hope you will take advantage of the well-equipped facilities on campus, keep on improving yourself, and respect your independence.

He finished his master’s degree in education at the Graduate School of Literature and Social Sciences, Nihon University. He first taught at the College of Art, Nihon University in 1999, and then he moved to the College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University in 2010. He has taught Specialized Training Courses (Gymnastics and Gymnastics Methodology). He won a bronze medal in the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics, respectively.
HOTEYA KouProfessor, PhD.

Understanding sports medicine improves performance.

It is important not only for all athletes but all coaches to learn physical mechanisms, kinematics, and physiology in regards to Sports Medicine. In particular, acquiring knowledge of various injuries will not only help to prevent, treat, and recover from them quickly but also improve performance such as physical abilities and technical skills. In order to be a top athlete, you need to understand scientific training methods. Our department offers a lot of courses in Sports Medicine, so you can acquire knowledge required in the field.

He finished his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Medicine, Nihon University. He was a team doctor of Yomiuri Giants and corporate American football teams. He is a designated doctor of the Japan Golf Tour Organization and works for professional golfers. He is also the deputy director of Honjo-General Hospital, an orthopedic specialist and a sports doctor certificated by The Japan Orthopedic Association and the Japan Sports Association.
MORINAGA MasakiProfessor

We have well-balanced courses in an ideal environment.

It is highly important that athletes learn coaching, and coaches practice in competitions. We offer a well-balanced curriculum of training and coaching in our department. Also, students can take advantage of our professional training facilities on our campus in their spare time. I hope you will achieve your goals in this ideal environment.

He finished his master’s degree in Education from the Graduate School of Literature and Social Sciences, Nihon University. He set the Japanese long jump record (8 m 25 cm) in college. He competed in the Barcelona and Sydney Olympics. He won a gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.
UENO Kouji
UENO KoujiProfessor

What is required to reach your goal is the spirit of independent creativity.

Our department helps students to achieve their goals by acquiring a wide range of theories and knowledge of sports. We consider old and new ideas still respecting both the tradition of 130 years and the spirit of independent creativity. We have a variety of curricula, so you can enhance the value of sports in society while learning the spirit of independent creativity.

He graduated from the Department of Physical Education of the College of Humanities and Sciences. He finished his master’s degree in Physical Education, Health and Sports Sciences of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, the University of Tsukuba. He contributed to 28 medals as a head coach and manager of the Japan national swimming team from the 2000 Sydney Olympics to the 2012 London Olympics.