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Health Sciences of Mind and Body Master's and Doctor's Programs 

Health Sciences of Mind and Body Master's and Doctor's Programs (Distance Learning)

Health Sciences of Mind and Body areas of research Creating an integrated theory with the mind-body relationship as the key concept in a new interdisciplinary fi eld of research

The goal of health sciences of mind and body is to provide us with knowledge for well-being in today,s complex age. Centered on the organic connection between the human mind and body, it is an academic area that entails interdisciplinary research into ‘life’,‘humanity’, ‘health’, and ‘mind’, and aims to create an integrated theory for these areas and to find scientific answers to the questions they pose.

In addition to those areas that have been studied by the health sciences up to the present time, human sciences seeks to realize the comprehensive and interdisciplinary integration of a myriad of different academic fields including life science, behavioral sciences, stress sciences, psychosomatic medicine, basic medicine, bioethics, and civilization studies.

From within these fi elds, it attempts to scientifi cally elucidate the connection between the human mind and body, and also to ascertain the origins and mechanisms of living phenomena and adapt this knowledge to maintaining and improving human health.

Message from Dean

Understanding the mechanisms of the mind-body correlation through of modern science.

The principle that underlines all the teaching at the University of Human Arts and Sciences is "knowledge for well-being." At the Graduate School, we aim to present this principle in a form of learning that is relatable and useful to the lives of ordinary people; this approach accords with the philosophy of the scholar Kaibara Ekiken.
 
In his writings, Kaibara Ekiken expressed the view that the essence of learning is to "gain an overview of the subject, and then synthesize this knowledge and put it into effect (by questioning, contemplating, debating, putting into practice)." At the University of Human Arts and Sciences, we explore the mind-body correlation to gain a scientific understanding of the whole human being. We aim to return the fruits of such research back to society to generate "knowledge for well-being."


Vice President of the University of Human Arts and Sciences
Dean of Human Arts and Sciences Graduate Division
Takeshi Kusumi, Ph.D.

Master's Program

●Maximum of new students: 30 ●Degree: Master of Health Sciences of Mind and Body

●Course completion requirements: attendance for two years or more and acquisition of 31 or more credits, including from the required courses and from research supervision (6 credits)

Required courses to deepen understanding of the mind-body relationship Elective courses to increase knowledge in specialist areas

Investigating the organic mind and body connection based on an understanding of the environmental phenomena in our daily lives, and integrated teaching and research to develop students, expertise in the field of human sciences.

The core of the program is the initial subjects and research that will deepen students, understanding of the organic relationship between mind and body. Students must complete four subjects within their first year ; Health Sciences of Mind and Body / Principles, Health Sciences of Mind and Body I / Concepts, Health Sciences of Mind and Body II / Methodologies, Health Sciences of Mind and Body III / Research Models. We have created a further 20 elective course to increase students, specialism in specific areas. These courses are essential toward progressing their research in their chosen specialist area. Students must choose 6 credits from Electives from Required Course.

Curriculum

Category Subject Name Assigned Year Semester Learning Method Credits
Required Courses Health Sciences of Mind and Body /Principles 1 1 T・S 2
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅠ/Concepts 1 1 M 3
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅡ/Methodologies 1 2 M 3
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅢ/Reseach Models 1 2 M 3
Electives from Required Courses (at least 6 credits required) Health Sciences and Epidemiology 1・2 1 M 3
Bioethics and Culture 1・2 1 M 3
Higher Level Brain Functions 1・2 2 M 3
The Observation of Mind and BodyⅠ/Practice 1・2 2 T・S 3
The Observation of Mind and BodyⅡ/Practice 1・2 1 T・S 3
The Observation of Mind and BodyⅢ/Practice 1・2 2 T・S 3
Electives (at least 8 credits required) Sciences of Stress 1・2 2 T 2
Cognitive Neuroscience 1・2 1 T 2
Lifecycle and Health 1・2 2 T 2
Mind and Body Immunology 1・2 1 T 2
Psychoanalysis 1・2 2 T 2
Comparative Culture 1・2 1 T 2
Health and culture 1・2 1 T 2
Developmental Psychology 1・2 2 T 2
Psychosomatic Medicine 1・2 1 T 2
Psychology of Aging 1・2 1 T 2
Health and Nutrition 1・2 1 T 2
Dietary Culture 1・2 2 T 2
Cultural Anthropology 1・2 1 T 2
Applied Health Sciences 1・2 2 T 2
Reserch Supervision (compulsory) Health Sciences of Mind and Body ResearchⅠ 1 All year R 3
Health Sciences of Mind and Body ResearchⅡ 2 All year R 3

Program Completion Requirements To complete the program, students must attend for two years or more, excluding periods of absence or suspension, and obtain 31 or more credits as set forth below. Students must also produce a master's thesis or research report on a special theme and this must clear the screening process; moreover,students must pass a final examination.
Required Courses 11 credits
Electives from Required Courses 6 credits or more
Electives 8 credits or more
Research Supervision 6 credits
T : Study texts (online)
M : Media content(T + VOD)
T・S : Study texts (online) + Schooling (on campus)
R : Online guidance + face-to-face guidance

Doctor's Program

●Maximum of new students: 9 ●Degree: Doctor of Health Sciences ●Completion requirements: school attendance for three years or more and acquisition of 16 or more credits, including from required courses and research supervision (6 credits); Students must pass a review of the research in his or her doctoral dissertation, and pass the final examination.

Cultivating an interdisciplinary and integrated research perspective and stance

Based upon the academic knowledge and research abilities that the student has already acquired, this program will cultivate students with profound levels of scholarship in the principles that support the organic connection between mind and body and who have the skills to carry out advanced research.

Students must complete the required courses of Principles of Health Aciences of Mind and Body, Health Sciences of Mind and Body I / Exercise, Health Sciences of Mind and Body II / Exercise, Health Sciences of Mind and Body III / Exercise. In addition to providing support toward realizing a deepen and broader research perspective on fields within the discipline of health sciences of mind and body, such as in cognitive neuro science, immunology, and psychology, students will be guided toward areas from which they can begin their research.

Curriculum

Category Subject Name Assigned Year Semester Learning Method Credits
Required Courses Principles of Health Sciences of Mind and Body 1 1 T・S 2
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅠ/Exercise 1 All year EX 2
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅡ/Exercise 2 All year EX 2
Health Sciences of Mind and BodyⅢ/Exercise 3 All year EX 2
Electives (2 credits required) Science of Health Promotion 1・2 1 T・S 2
Philosophy of Life 1・2 2 T・S 2
Psychosomatic Medicine 1・2 1 T 2
Bioethics 1・2 1 T 2
Mind and Body Immunology 1・2 1 T 2
Cognitive Neuroscience 1・2 1 T 2
Neuroendocrinology 1・2 2 T 2
Health and Nutrition 1・2 1 T 2
Lifecycle and Health 1・2 2 T 2
Health and Culture 1・2 1 T 2
Developmental Psychology 1・2 2 T 2
Psychology of Aging 1・2 1 T 2
Reserch Supervision (compulsory) Health Sciences of Mind and Body Advanced ResearchⅠ 1 All year R 2
Health Sciences of Mind and Body Advanced ResearchⅡ 2 All year R 2
Health Sciences of Mind and Body Advanced ResearchⅢ 3 All year R 2

Program Completion Requirements To complete the program, students must attend for three years or more, excluding periods of absence or suspension, and obtain 16 or more credits as set forth below. Students must also produce a doctoral dissertation and this must clear the screening process; moreover, students msut pass a final examination.
Required Courses 8credits
Electives 2credits or more
Research Supervision 6credits
T : Study texts (online)
T・S : Study texts + Schooling
EX : Exercises (video conference)
R : Study texts (online) + Schooling (on campus)

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