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Department of Human Sciences Course Descriptions
Psychology and Counseling
Students enrolled in this course study the minds of other people and themselves and acquire practical skills for supporting others, including counselling skills. They learn the mechanism of human minds, movement of mind, and methods of providing mental support. They thus acquire knowledge and skills needed to support people with mental problems, such as children refusing to go to school, bullying victims, and people suffering from PTSD or other forms of mental illness.
This course allows students to acquire knowledge on movement of mind from various perspectives, including clinical psychology, counselling, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, pediatric psychology, and social psychology. The course also helps students to be qualified as certified public psychologists, clinical psychologists, and other mental health professionals.
Sports and Health
Students in this course acquire the capability of providing support for people, both mentally and physically, by learning sports physiology and sports psychology. Through these and other subjects of sports science, they study human beings from a wide range of perspectives and acquire knowledge and skills for supporting people through sports.
Students acquire knowledge in a broad range of fields related to human bodies and sports, including sports science, coaching, and sexuality. This course also provides opportunities to learn about sports business, in addition to social contribution through sports coaching and healthy exercise instructions.
This course is aimed at developing human resources who work on various social and community problems, build networks of people, and support other people. Students acquire knowledge needed to support local communities, including knowledge on sociology, social safety, and roles of public institutions. They also develop the capabilities to discover problems in society and find solutions to them.
Students in this course acquire the capability of contributing to local communities. They learn the roles of various public servants, including firefighters, police officers, and local government officials, who are invited to give lectures on their detailed activities in some classes. Students also study systems and institutions for supporting local communities, including roles of NPO, NGO, and other organizations in the revitalization of local communities.