Messagefrom the President

PresidentYasutaka Iwagami

Welcome to Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences, an institution surrounded by the rich natural scenery of the Katsuragi mountain range and with a view of Kansai International Airport, which provides a convenient connection point to the international community.

With an admission policy of “cultivating mind, virtue, and body through ceaseless effort in order to serve society” and a goal of cultivating human resources with expertise and knowledge in the fields of physical and general education, sport, health, and welfare, our university was established as the first institution of higher learning of physical education in the Kansai region in the year following the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. This year we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the university’s founding.

The university campus, which covers an area of approximately 270,000 square meters, features sport science research facilities, six specialized gymnasiums-which house handball, gymnastics, and judo facilities as well as a 25-m indoor pool-specialized outdoor facilities for track and field, soccer, rugby, and other sports, training facilities for performance improvement, and treatment facilities equipped with conditioning and medical-support functions.

Within this environment, we have established two undergraduate schools and one graduate school. The School of Health and Sport Sciences incorporates two departments, Sports Education and Health and Sports Management, and offers six courses. The School of Education consists of the Department of Education and two courses, Elementary School Education and Health and Physical Education. These undergraduate schools collectively facilitate the acquisition of specialized knowledge in the areas of physical and general education, sports, and welfare. The Graduate School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, which offers Master’s and Doctoral Courses, pursues a high level of academic research.

Since its founding, our university has produced more than 19,000 graduates engaged in a wide range of fields, including school education, local government, medical care, welfare, the business world, and the media.

Our “Vision for 2024” is based on the objectives of cultivating leaders who can contribute to society, promoting world-leading research, and providing a support base for the sporting world, and are advancing concrete measures for its implementation from the perspectives of education, research, social contribution, and athletic ability.

Building on our track record of the past five decades, we will continue to strive to be a valued university not only by ensuring the quality of our educational and research environment but also by broadening the scope of our exchanges with both domestic and overseas research institutions, thereby opening the door to a new era.


Naniwa Commercial Vocational School founded in Dogashiba, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City
Osaka College of Physical Education (later renamed Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences – OUHS) opened
Chairman of the Board, Saburo Noda, appointed first President of the College
Toshihiko Noda and Kitsuo Kato appointed Chairman of the Board and President, respectively
Center for Industrial Physical Education founded
Campus moved to Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka
Akira Beppu appointed President
OUHS Graduate School (Master of Science in Health and Sport Sciences) established
Health and Sport Management Department opened in the School of Health and Sport Sciences
Moritaka Taguchi appointed President

OUHS Junior College founded
Moritaka Taguchi appointed President
Doctoral Program opened at OUHS Graduate School (Sport Sciences Postgraduate Program)
Chairman of the Board, Toshihiko Noda, appointed President
School of Health and Welfare Sciences established
Kiyoshi Tamura appointed President
Kenji Noda appointed Chairman of the Board
Hirohide Nagayoshi appointed President
Yasutaka Iwagami appointed President
School of Education established

University Overview

Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences offers education and training in physical and general education, and sports. Our two undergraduate schools and one graduate school respond to the needs of the times.

Approaching sport and physical education from a variety of perspectives, the School of Health and Sport Sciences strives to produce specialists in these fields. The School of Education strives to produce educators who can ensure the healthy growth and intellectual development of our children, who hold the future of society in their hands. The Graduate School of Sport and Exercise Sciences cultivates human resources with the broad perspective and high level of knowledge needed to respond to the advancement and diversification of physical education and sports science. With a deeper grasp of the fields of sport, health, welfare, and education, a reinvigorated Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences will, through the combined efforts of our two undergraduate schools and graduate school, devise courses to suit the times.

Faculties &

School ofHealth and Sport Sciences

Department ofSport Education

Sport Education

Nurtures instructors who have mastered the practical theories and guidance methods needed to analyze sport from a scientific perspective, and who can provide effective instruction in a variety of settings.

  • Coach Education

    Designed to produce instructors who can respond to the needs of students at a variety of levels, from community sports to competitive sports.

  • P.E. Teacher Education

    Designed to produce physical education teachers who have studied both general and specialized pedagogy deeply, have acquired teaching skill, are well-rounded individuals, and are trustworthy.

  • Sport Psychology and Counseling

    Designed to produce instructors who have acquired a broad base of psychological knowledge and techniques, and who can approach instruction from the perspectives of both mind and body.

Department ofHealth and Sport Management

Health and Sport Management

Nurtures instructors who can support the people and organizations involved in sport, in areas such the creation of sports environments, athlete support, and health promotion.

  • Sport Management

    Designed to produce specialists who are well-versed in various aspects related to the creation of sports environments, such as the instructors, facilities, funds, and planning required for sporting events.

  • Athletic Training

    Designed to produce human resources who have acquired the latest knowledge and techniques in areas such as the conditioning of athletes and injury prevention, and can effectively apply their expertise where needed.

  • Health and Sport Science

    Designed to produce specialists with knowledge of sports medicine and sport science pertaining to health maintenance and promotion, and who can apply their expertise in medical and welfare environments.

School ofEducation

Department ofEducation


Nurtures education specialists equipped with a mastery of specialized elements of physical education.

  • Elementary School Education

    Designed to produce teachers who can provide not only instruction in all elementary school subjects, but also a particularly high level of instruction in health and physical education and support to children with special needs.

  • Health and Physical Education

    Designed to produce educators who possess specialized knowledge and a high level of teaching ability, who have a particularly good mastery of the theory and practical techniques of adaptive sports, and who have a deep understanding of special needs education.

Graduate School ofSport and Exercise Sciences

Postgraduate Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Postgraduate Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences<

Nurtures specialists with advanced knowledge of sport and exercise sciences who can provide practical instruction and researchers who can perform original research backed up by a high level of specialist knowledge.

  • Master’s Course

    A two-year course that nurtures scientific sport practitioners with a mastery of sport science theory and applied methodology.

  • Doctoral Course

    A three-year course that nurtures creative, scientific specialists with the ability to construct sport science theories and develop innovative methodologies.


Railway and highway map

  • Tennoji

    JR Hanwa Line


  • Namba

    JR Hanwa Line


  • Kansai Airport

    JR Hanwa Line

    Kansai Airport


Notice Regarding the Establishment of the OUHS Liaison Office for International Sports Exchange

In response to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, which will be held in Japan, we have established a liaison office to facilitate the hosting of training camps for national teams and international friendship games.

Contact detailes are as follows

E-mail address: info-intl.users@ouhs.ac.jp