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Education and Research Center for Sport and Health Science

Education to enrich the mind and body for a lifetime

Since its establishment, Konan University has emphasized physicaleducation for its benefits in terms of physical fitness aswell as for its role in developing a culture of socialization,moral instruction, and refinement of the will and spirit.

The Center works to transform these ideals into realitythrough multifaceted research and its application to thehuman body and exercise. It is involved in many aspects ofphysical education, including elementary physical training,strength analysis, and a variety of sports. It is belivedthat health and physical education are indispensable in order to enrich the mind and body for a lifetime.

Faculty member
Name Title Field of Research Subject of Research
YAMASAKI, ShunsukeProfessorCoaching TechniquesEspecially for the analysis of safety of "UKEMI" and research of existing state of World Judo.
KATSURA, YutakaProfessorMajoring Coaching (Soccer)Coaching techniques of soccer (especially for youth) movement; analysis of soccer.
MIZUSAWA, KatsukoAssociate ProfessorAthletic TrainingResearch of athletic training on college athletes: the prevention and the athletic rehabilitation of sport injuries.
IKARUGI, ChikakoProfessorHistory of SportHistory of Badminton.
ITO, KoujiProfessorMethodology of Physical EducationInstruction and Motion Analysis in Track and Field.
SOGABE, AkitoshiProfessorSports Medicine, Training Science, Human Growth and Development, Sports Policy, Budo Theory.Development of the training method according to the characteristic. A study of muscle activity and skeletal motion by the different of knee alignment from electromyographic, kinetic and kinematic analysis. Influence of Budo on human development.
YOSHIMOTO, TadahiroAssociate ProfessorPhenomenological-morphological methodologyMethodology of artistic gymnastics.