Producing Comprehensive Sports Medicine.
Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences of the University of Tsukuba produced many skilled trainers all over the world.
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tsukuba dispatches an exclusive sports doctors to the large scale sport events including Olympic and Paralympic. Furthermore, the faculty established a top-class medical / rehabilitation system in Japan.
University of Tsukuba Hospital, SMIT centre
SMIT centre produces comprehensive Sports Medicine while the specialized groups of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine are working together.
Our aim is to establish the system of advanced education, research, and medical treatment for the Sports Medicine and the Health Science. Especially, for the athletes aiming for participating the Olympic / Paralympic Games, we are working on medical backup, rapid response and treatment in case of injury, at the athlete support department. In addition, we aim to construct athletic rehabilitation system strongly linked with Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences.
Organising the “Nanairo Sport”.
The University of Tsukuba (UT) organises “Nanairo Sport” which is a game or sport where participants from all nationalities, cultures, genders and disabilities can all play together in an inclusive environment.
The UT continues to organising the “Nanairo Sport” festival in order to promote the “Nanairo Sport” as an inclusive and enjoyable sport. Furthermore, we believe that “Nanairo Sport” promotes the values of free society.
*Ekidens are long-distance relay races of varying lengths.
The first cup was held in the UT on February 2016. The “Nanairo Ekiden” was held not only in Tsukuba (Japan), but also in Nairobi (Kenya in 2016 and 2017) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil in 2016).
Nanairo Sports Festival
Pre-games training camp and promoting interaction between athletes and the local people.
Cooperating with Ibaraki Prefecture and City of Tsukuba, the University of Tsukuba (UT) receives national/international athletics team who wish to use the UT as a pre-games training camp.
We use this opportunity to promote interaction between the athletes belong to the team and the local residents or students.
Design, introduce, and execute volunteer teaching programme.
The University of Tsukuba (UT) will introduce the last year’s draft towards the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Cabinet Office. According to the draft, the UT offers programmes in order to train student-volunteers. The UT aims to become a platform for teaching student-volunteers; a positive legacy to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
A Volunteer Course for High-school Students
A volunteer course was held on 28 October 2017, at Bunkyo School Building of Tokyo Campus.
High-school students were targeted for this course and 34 students participated from high-schools attached to the UT (both general school and special needs education school) and Ochanomizu University Senior High school.
Through this course, students learned about the knowledge required when students wants to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The lectures held are as below; (1) history of Olympic and Paralympic games, (2) the mind of hospitality and global manners, and (3) the tips for supporting visually impaired.
Diversity Awareness Week 2017
The event, “Diversity Awareness Week 2017” was held on Tsukuba Campus from 2 to 6 October 2017. It was organised by the Center for Diversity, Accessibility and Career Development (DAC Center).
The UT aims to create a campus where people respect human rights, and learn about each other regardless of age, gender, nationality, or disability. Furthermore, the UT commits itself to actively contributing to the formation of a society founded on human equality and gender equality.
“Diversity Awareness Week 2017” was an event to encourage people to think about “Diversity” through many activities.
Supporting Paralympians with visual impairment.
Working with the Acupuncture and Physical Teacher Training School to create a support network for Paralympic athletes with visual impairment.