Long-Term Credit Course

Some of the courses at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences are long-term credit courses.

It is a system designed to provide greater options for learning for those who are willing to study while working. Students in this course can take credits in a planned manner if they request to take courses for a certain period of time that exceeds the standard term of study and their requests are approved.

Students who are accepted for the courses that have a long-term credit option will receive the document, “Information about the Long-Term Credit Course System” (*1) with other admissions-related documents. If you wish to request this long-term option, please read this document carefully, download and fill out the application documents (*2), and submit them to the relevant courses before the deadline. (Excluding sports studies)

*1: “Information about the Long-Term Credit Course System” April 2017: Announcement to prospective students (for all graduate schools)

*2: Application documents (Request for a Long-Term Credit Course, Long-Term Plans, Form to attach documents of proof, Application Form for Long-Term Credit Course) due February 17, 2017

We would like to invite you to an Admissions Orientation for the Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education (doctoral program) on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

The Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education will be offered as a joint program by the University of Tsukuba and the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya in an attempt to foster and advance the capacity of sports instructors as academic professionals in the field of advanced physical education and sports. Upon completion of this program, students will receive a doctoral degree in Physical Education and Sports Studies.


We would like to invite you to the Admissions Orientation as detailed below. The curriculum is designed thoughtfully so that working students can take courses. Anyone who is interested in practice and research on advanced physical education and sports and is considering a doctoral degree is invited.


Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

Doctoral program, Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education

Date & Time: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 5:10 to 6:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 5:00 p.m.)

Place: Seminar Room 652, 6th floor of the Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba

Remarks: If you wish to participate, please email in advance. (Walk in registration is also available on the day of the session).


Joint Doctoral Program in Advanced Physical Education and Sports for Higher Education:  daigakuin.taigeiss#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp (please replace #@# with @).

Please visit the program website for details:


The 3rd FD program of the Graduate School of Human Sciences: Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

Date&Time:Wednesday, 28th October,2015   14:00 ~ 16:00

Place:D 116 Open Lecture Room, Research D Building, University of Tsukuba.

Lecture:Mr. Kiriu Minashita / A poet and a sociologist

Effect & Purpose:

This project aims at organization and institutionalization of FD which is composed of two levels of TA (Teaching Assistant) – TF (Teaching Fellow), and it is intended to practice FD activities for Fostering future type university students.

The theme of this time is “Conditions for Diversity realization”, a poet and a sociologist, Mr. Kiriu Minashita will give a lecture, and we would like to think with the participants about what is necessary for the “Time poverty” and “relationship poverty” that the gender norms bring about.

As before, we look forward to the participation of students who have become TF, students who aspire to be TF, and those who wish to participate on campus.

*Contact: Graduate School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba (2991)

The 4th FD program of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences: Wednesday 18th Februrary, 2015

Date and Time: Wednesday 18th Februrary, 2015    14: 00 ~

Place: D 116, Open Lecture Room, Research D Building, University of Tsukuba

1. Purpose and objective

This project aims at organization and institutionalization of FD which is composed of three levels of TA (Teaching Assistant) – TF (Teaching Fellow)-TP (Teaching Professor), and it is intended to practice FD activities for Fostering future type university students.

We already have conducted three FD programs, lectures by outside instructors and other graduate school teachers, as well as model classes by faculty members of the Graduate school.

This time in the 4th installment of The Graduate School TF award winners, four TF graduate students will be asked to practice TF open class.

As before, we expect that the graduate students who became TF, the graduate students aiming for TF, as well as faculty members and applicants at the university.

2. Program

Speaker: Professor Yasunori Kanaho (Dean of the graduate School of Human Sciences)


(1) TF Open Lecture (14 : 00 ~ 15 : 00)

1. Masayasu Sakaguchi (Department of Human Care Science)
“ TF’s role in both education and research” 14 : 00 ~ 14 : 15

2. Koji Sugimoto (Department of Kansei, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences)
“Basic practice of Kansei cognitive brain Science 3 visible light double staining” 14 : 15 ~ 14 : 30

3. Yuya Kakutani (Sports Sciences)
“What is the teacher presentation battle/Good research presentation? Excuse teacher, Let me see!” 14 : 30 ~ 14 : 45

4. Sun Lue     (Clinical Sciences)
“Experiencing TF” 14 : 45 ~ 15 : 00


(2) TF Excellent Student award ceremony, FD Grand Prize and Encouragement Award ceremony, 15:00 ~ 15:15 〉


Contact: Administrative Office of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences (2991)

Announcement of the fourth human High performance seminar “Brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory ~ human hippocampus imaging by high-resolution fMRI ~”

The 4th Human High Performance Seminar
“Brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory ~ human hippocampus imaging by high-resolution”

Date: Tuesday, 22thJuly, 2014   15:30〜
Place: 5C406, University of Tsukuba

Lecture contents: The hippocampus is the part of the brain that bears memory and learning in the center. It is especially interested in the research field related to the movement and the neuroscience because a new nerve is born in the hippocampus at the time of a life, and this is promoted by the movement further.  In memory and learning, there is a “pattern separation” as a function that hippocampal tooth-like times are specifically responsible for. It was difficult to evaluate this function in humans until now, with the function needed to make the difference between things clearer and more memorable. Dr. Michael Yassa developed cognitive tasks to measure pattern separation by using photographs of everyday items. It is an up-and-coming researcher who makes full use of high-resolution fMRI for aging and mild dementia (MCI) and the functional changes of the hippocampal tooth-like times associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In this seminar, we will talk about the mechanism of memory and learning that the hippocampus plays mainly in human research using FMRI.

Lecturer:Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)Neurobiology and Behavior,University of California, Irvine,CA


Caretaker: Mr. Hideaki Soya

* . Admission Free *
* Applicants who are outside the campus are required to apply in advance.
Please send an e-mail to humanhighperformance “◎” gmail.com to apply to the outside of the campus.
* Please bring your Student ID and staff ID card to the University of Tsukuba.

Contact: HHP Office Matsuda Saho Matsuda.saho.ga “◎” un.tsukuba.ac.jp

Announcement of the 3rd human High performance seminar “The Key to improving blood-endurance performance”

Date&Time: Monday, June 30, 2014, 17:00~
Place: 5C105, University of Tsukuba

Lecture Contents: The blood circulates through the whole body by the function of the circulatory system, and it plays various functions such as the supply of oxygen and the nutrient to each organization, the elimination of the waste matter, and the maintenance of the homeostasis of the body temperature.

In this seminar, we show the relationship between the amount of blood and the composition, the maximum oxygen intake and the temperature control ability in a hot environment, and explain that blood is an important factor in improving endurance performance.

In addition, we will explain the factors influencing the expression of these effects on the improvement of blood adaptation and endurance performance by endurance training in a hot environment and under low oxygen (high altitude) environment.


Lecture: Associate Professor Kazunobu Okazaki(Osaka City University Research Center for Urban Health and Sports, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Exercise and environmental physiology)

He specializes in exercise physiology and environmental physiology. In particular, he is engaged in research on effective training methods for improving the circulatory and body temperature regulation functions for exercise training, hot environments, and low-pressure hypoxia (Highland) environments, improving endurance performance and maintaining and improving health life.


Caretaker: Mr. Takeshi Nishiyasu

Announcement of the second human High performance seminar “Brain imaging on the function of the hippocampus in depressive moods”

Date: Monday, 19th May, 2014,     17:00-
Place: 5C606, University of Tsukuba

Lecture contents: In order to clarify which areas of the hippocampus are related to human moods, we measured the activity of the hippocampus in healthy adults during the performance of the delayed sampling task with a functional MRI with high resolution. In this task, by changing the similarity between the figures to be inscribed, was changed the load of pattern separation is a function of hippocampal dentate gyrus.
The activity depended on the degree of similarity was observed in the dentate gyrus/ CA3 and medial ca1. Dentate gyrus /CA3 was activated than when the answers at the correct answer, the activity of the dentate gyrus/CA3 stronger depression mood was lowered. These results suggest that the activity of pattern separation of hippocampal dentate gyrus is involved in depressive mood in healthy subjects.

Lecturer: Dr. Takeshi Fujii, National Center for Psychiatry and Medical sciences, staff hospital

Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Graduated from School of Life Science,the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI for 21 years.
He is currently a member of the National Center for Psychiatry and Neurology research, and is engaged in medical care, resident education and clinical research. Doctor of Medicine, designated physician of mental health. He specializes in brain imaging and psychiatric clinical studies.

Caretaker: Hideaki Soya

The 34th BAMIS Seminar on psychosomatic integration

“The autonomic control of human eccrine  sweating.”

Nigel A.S.Taylor PhD.
Associate Professor in School of Medicine Centre for Human and Applied Physiology School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Date & Time: Friday, January 24, 2014, 5:00 pm
Place: 5C606, University of Tsukuba
Caretaker: Mr. Takeshi Nishiyasu
Admission free, No application required

Lecture: Dr. Taylor is a global authority on environmental physiology and industrial physiology, subject to body temperature regulation.

Published a number of international journals published in addition, textbooks for human Performance (physiological Bases of human Performance during work and Exercise, Elsevier, 2 008) Editorial, sponsored by the International Conference (International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics, Integrated Conference on pharmacology and Physiology of thermoregulation, etc.), you can also hear the activity from the review editor of the European Journal of applied physiology. This time, we will have a comprehensive discussion, including new findings on human sweating regulation.

The Third 2013 FD Program, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences


Time & Date: 14:00–16:00, Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Venue: Room D116 (Public Lecture Hall), Laboratory of Advanced Research D, University of Tsukuba

1. Purpose and Objectives
This program aims to implement faculty development (FD) activities in order to nurture future-oriented faculty members by systematizing and institutionalizing FD, which is implemented at three levels: Teaching Assistants (TAs), Teaching Fellows (TFs), and Teaching Professors (TPs).
The theme of the 3rd FD program is “Promoting Diversity.”
Our guest speakers are author Sarasa Ohno and Professor Tamaki Saito of Human Care Science at the University of Tsukuba, who will present lectures on “Promoting Diversity,” the requirements for promoting diversity, and the activities needed to create an organization that realizes and nurtures the diversity of a wide range of individuals.
As in the past, we hope to see many graduate students who have been hired as TFs or are hoping to become TFs, along with researchers, assistant professors, instructors, associate professors, professors, and anyone in the university who would like to attend this program.

2. Program Agenda
Welcome and Introduction: Yasunori Kanaho (Provost of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences)

(1) 14:00–14:45 “Realizing care in symbiotic societies”
Sarasa Ohno (Writer, author of “Komatteru Hito ” and “Sara Sara San”)

(2) 15:00–15:45 ”Uncovering needs in mental health”
Tamaki Saito (Professor, Doctoral Program in Human Care Science, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba)

Contact Information
Administration Office (2991), Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba