2021 Special Lecture: Physical Activity

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Takahashi Masaki  Fukuoka Toshihiko  Tanaka Hideto  Fujihira Kyoko 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(W611)  Thr1-2(W242)  
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
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Course description and aims

The instructor will introduce various phenomena related to the body and physical activities, explaining the underlying physiological, engineering, psychological mechanisms, medicine and backgrounds.

Student learning outcomes

Students will gain an understanding of the various underlying mechanisms of physical phenomena, and be able to observe body movements from a scientific perspective.


physical activity, sports, physiology, psychology, engineering, medicine、nutrition

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken every class.
Take note that the instructor changes based on the day of the week.

Capacity is 100 or less students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (on Monday) Understand novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Class 2 Introduction on classes on Thursday. Understand basic concepts of this course on Thursday.
Class 3 Relationship between circadian rhythms and health promotion. Understand the relationship between circadian rhythms and health promotion.
Class 4 Muscular activity and health Understand roles of muscular activity on health
Class 5 Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Understand the prevention method of obesity
Class 6 Endurance exercise and health Understand roles of endurance exercise on health.
Class 7 Physical activity for health promotion. Understand about physical activity for health promotion.
Class 8 Modern society (globalization) and infectious diseases Understand the characteristics of infections caused by globalization
Class 9 Exercise performance under high and low temperature environment Understand basics of thermoregulation
Class 10 Diet and appetite for health promotion Understand the regulation of diet and appetite for health promotion
Class 11 Exercise performance under high and low temperature environment. Consideration of the competition time at the Olympic games Understand thermoregulation during exercise
Class 12 Rest for health promotion. Understand the relationship among rest, sleep, and stress for health promotion
Class 13 Effects and risks to the body of various sports events, Lifelong sport that fits you Understand the effective application of sports activities.
Class 14 Summary Summarize each class

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required in English textbook.

Assessment criteria and methods

The four instructors assess quiz and/or short reports.

Related courses

  • LAW.W101 : Health Science
  • LAW.W111 : Laboratory of Health Science
  • LAH.T312 : Special Lecture: Sports Science
  • LAW.W221 : Advanced Sports Exercise

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)



Capacity is 100 or less students.

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