About Our Department
- Department History
The department was founded on August 1, 2003, with the intent of producing talented trainers in the sports and health fields and professionals for sports injury prevention; of raising the quality of life and health for society; and of protecting the bodily safety of national athletes and avid sports enthusiasts. In 2007 the Ministry of Education approved the addition of a master’s program to our department and a name change to the Department and Graduate Institute of Physical Education and Health, which was intended to train highly professional workers and researchers in physical education and health. On August 1, 2014, the department name would be changed to the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences. In response to various movements in society—drops in the birth rate, employment demand, and life-long study habits—the department takes into consideration the development of the employment market into which our graduates will be sent, and in that light trains highly professional workers and researchers in physical education and health. The dedication and effort of our department heads have led to the success that we enjoy today.
- Our Aims:
The department encompasses applications in sports and health. We incorporate both theoretical and practical knowledge and know-how, while sequentially planning for our students the necessary advancement and guidance in study and emphasizing the study of practical knowledge to supplement the real-world, applicable value of research. In terms of specialized fields of study, we focus on sports and health guidance and sports injury prevention, and we extensively train academic researchers and non-academic professionals for work in the sports-and-health-related fields.
- Educational Vision and Goals
(1)To train researchers who are equipped with theory in the sports and health sciences
(2)To train professionals who possess knowledge and skills in health training and practical work
(3)To train professionals who possess knowledge and skills in sports injury prevention and practical work
(1)To train researchers working in the sports sciences
(2)To train researchers working in health training
(3)To train researchers working in sports injury prevention
- Core Abilities
Our department equips our students with 3 core abilities: culture and communication skills (general 3C abilities), teamwork skills and ethics (service and performance ability), practical techniques and innovation (professional skills).