Updates

13 Oct 2020

Overview

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FITNESS AND SPORTS IN KANOYA

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1981

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Features
The National Institute of Fitness and Sports (NIFS) was established in 1981 in order to provide instruction and carry out research concerning the theory and practice of physical education, sports, and recreation, and to train creative and effective leaders in these areas who are highly educated and expertly skilled.
TEL
+81-994-46-4111
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
International Exchange Section
kyoumu2@nifs-k.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2020

School of Physical Education
Graduate School of Physical Education

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
5
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
10
Office for Concluding Partnerships

International Exchange Section

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2020

Overall Income
2,364,522,020 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
113,846,265 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
63,915,104 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
60

832
students

Total Enrollment

770
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

62
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • Institutional Accreditation - NIAD-QE (2015)
Program Accreditation

Campus Location

Main Campus

Shiromizu Campus

1-Shiromizu-cho, Kanoya, Kagoshima Google Map

Schools:

School of Physical Education , Graduate School of Physical Education

National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya (NIFS) is the only national university in Japan specializing in sports, which is located in the southern part of Japan, Kanoya city, Kagoshima.
Surrounded by mountains and ocean, NIFS offers students perfect conditions both for studying and dedicating to competition.
NIFS has established several sophisticated research facilities. Sports Performance Research Center is the newest one and has installed state-of-the-art equipment called a 50-m force platform systems. Those facilities support students’ academic activities and enhance their competitiveness.
Moreover, in the Center for Water Sports and Science, located only 10 minutes by car from the campus, students can play marine sports such as canoe and wind surfing.
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Monthly Fees in Yen: 13,800
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
Disability Support Services
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available
Link

Libraries

Libraries
Library

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication
In-house Journal
Link