Curriculum

To cultivate high-level specialist skills and knowledge in chosen fields while also becoming familiar with other related disciplines. To foster graduates with advanced and well-rounded knowledge and experience.

Course Division Course Title
Core and Fundamental Subjects Core Subjects
  • Advanced Studies in Science Philosophy
  • Advanced Studies in Research Method
  • Advanced Studies in Leadership
  • Advanced English
Fundamental Subjects
  • Advanced Studies in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Advanced Studies in Sport Pedagogy and Management
Advanced Subjects Sport and Exercise Science
  • Advanced Studies in Physical Training
  • Advanced Studies in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Advanced Science in Health Promotion
  • Advanced Studies in Biomechanics
  • Advanced Studies in Sports Engineering
  • Advanced Studies in Exercise Prescription
Sport Pedagogy and
Management
  • Advanced Studies in Sport Pedagogy
  • Advanced Studies in Sport Nutrition
  • Advanced Studies in Coaching and Psychological Behavior
  • Advanced Studies in Sports Management
  • Advanced Studies in Sports Marketing
  • Advanced Studies in Sports Business
Special Lectures
  • Advanced Studies in Sport and Health Science
Career Design Subjects
  • Career Studies in Sport and Health Science
  • Internship
  • Study Abroad
Seminar and Research Seminar
  • Seminar in Sport and Exercise ScienceⅠ
  • Seminar in Sport and Exercise ScienceⅡ
  • Seminar in Sport and Exercise ScienceⅢ
  • Seminar in Sport Pedagogy and ManagementⅠ
  • Seminar in Sport Pedagogy and ManagementⅡ
  • Seminar in Sport Pedagogy and ManagementⅢ
Research
  • Research in Sport and Health Science I
  • Research in Sport and Health Science II
Optional Subjects
  • Approved Courses for Credit Transfer
  • Cooperative Education Seminar
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How our Education & Research is Different

Making the best of the interdisciplinary research opportunities presented by an all-subject university to expand the potential of Sport and Health Science

The Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) includes the Graduate School and College of Science and Engineering, the Graduate School of Technology Management, the College of Information Science and Engineering, the College of Life Sciences and the College of Pharmaceutical Studies, and forms the largest hub for education and research in the natural sciences of any private university in Japan. It is also home to the Graduate School and College of Economics and the Graduate School and College of Business Administration; together with the natural science and social science colleges and departments, the campus operates an impressive program of diverse and high-level education and research. This Graduate School will make full use of these comprehensive and interdisciplinary research and education opportunities, thereby maximizing its position as part of a large and successful university, and broadening the potential of Sport and Health Science.

Collaborating with the local community, industry and professional sports teams to improve research and practical capabilities

Ritsumeikan University takes a proactive approach to collaboration with industry and government, and to contribution to the local community. This Graduate School will also work to form strong partnerships with diverse corporations, organizations and community groups. We will strive to translate our research findings into valuable assets for the local and wider community, through problem-solving projects carried out during on-the-job training, joint research projects with corporations and professional sports teams, measures to support health awareness and improvement campaigns in the local community, and practical training programs including long-term internships throughout Japan and overseas. Through these activities we hope also to aid the development of sports and health awareness in general.

Developing education and research from a global perspective to foster graduates who are knowledgeable of and competitive in international situations

Sport and Health Science in Japan is still in a stage of development, particularly when compared with other countries. This Graduate School will work to forge links with research institutes overseas in order to raise the research carried out in these fields in Japan to a level comparable to the very best in the world. We aim to become the leading Graduate School for Sport and Health Science in Japan. Our curriculum will equip graduates with the ability to quickly gather together, analyze and understand high-level case studies, the capacity to carry out research at the highest international level, and the confidence to conduct outstanding presentations.