In the upcoming years, several sports mega-events will be held in Japan, such as Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Furthermore, the National Athletic Meet and the Special Athletes Sports Competition will be held in Ibaraki Prefecture in 2019 and Cycling Road and Archery competitions will be carried out in Tsukuba. Volunteers who can respond to both audiences and athletes regardless of disabilities are socially required to manage those large-scale sports competitions.
University of Tsukuba offers a course to make our students take part in sports mega-events as sports volunteers. Our aims are to train students who can actively work with using what they learned through the course, and to make them act as volunteers to support people regardless of disabilities. We are sure that our students will make the most of practical knowledge and skills about volunteering, and they will be actively involved in the formation of a symbiotic society through their life.
We would like to make a brief introduction about the lecture held in University of Tsukuba that our students can acquire knowledge and experience which is necessary for a leader of volunteers in sports mega-events. (Please note that all the lectures are held in Japanese. For details, please see Japanese page.)
The course is offered in omnibus format and students are able to listen to the lecture beyond faculty. Through the course, students can learn about impairments, disabilities, and handicaps. Furthermore, they are able to learn the basic knowledge necessary to act as a volunteer for people with disability.
(The state of the first class by Prof. Kazunori TAKEDA)
Students are able to deepen their understanding of disabilities and learn about practical way to communicate and support people with disability including both audiences and athletes.
Students are able to learn what sports volunteers and sports volunteer leaders is. Important knowledge such as the statistics on sports volunteers or risk management when they act as sports volunteer will be taught in the lecture. The lecture is organised by lecturers from Sasakawa Sports Foundation and Japan Sports Volunteer Network.