Introduction of Nihon Wellness Sports University
Nihon Wellness Sports University established in 2012 as Japan’s first physical education and sports university that combines face-to-face classes and distance learning, and opened a commuter course in 2018. With the enactment of the Sports Basic Law in 2011, which promotes sports as a national policy, the university has become a global leader based on its original vision of a “21st century professional university” and “Sports promotion studies”. In 2011, the Basic Act on Sports was enacted to promote sports as a national policy, and the university is a front-runner in sending out human resources with a global perspective to carry out the mission of Wellness and Sports in the 21st century.
The University will target the following six principles out of the ten universal UN principles set forth by UN Academic Impact.
Principle 1, Principle 3, Principle 4, Principle 5, Principle 8 and Principle 9.
Even before our participation in the UN Academic Impact, many of our related facilities have been conducting education and activities that are equivalent to these six principles. From now on, we would like to raise our awareness as a participating school of UN Academic Impact, and disseminate it widely.
In addition, with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we will place particular emphasis on the following goals as the core of our activities, and work on them throughout the university (Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 3 and Goal 4).
In order to ensure that participation in UN Academic Impact will provide an opportunity for more students to gain a global and equitable perspective, we will not only accept international students at Corona Risks, but also promote international exchange activities that are possible even in Japan, and contribute to global society. Examples of university-led initiatives include the production of Olympians, management of the Japan Society of Health & Sports Education, and symposiums, while student-led initiatives include planning volunteer activities for children’s cafeterias and all-generational exchange through sports.