Nippon Sport Science University

Nippon Sport Science University (日本体育大学, Nippon taiiku daigaku), abbreviated as Nittaidai (日体大) is a private university in Setagaya, Tokyo and Aoba-ku, Yokohama. The precursor of the school was founded in 1893, and it was chartered as a university in 1949. The school is known for the many famous athletes among its alumni.

Nippon Sport Science University
Nippon Sport Science University
Motto in English
Rich and Powerful Lives Based on Physical Education
Location, ,

35°37′19″N 139°38′56″E
WebsiteNippon Sport Science University


Schools and Faculties

  • Faculty of Sport Science
    • Department of Physical Education
    • Department of Health Science
    • Department of Martial Arts
    • Department of Lifelong Sports and Recreation
  • School of Childhood Sport Education
    • Department of Childhood Sport Education
  • Faculty of Medical Science
    • Department of Judo Therapy and Medical Science
    • Department of Emergency Medical Science.

Graduate Schools

  • Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs, Graduate School of Health and Sport Science

Research Centers

  • Comprehensive Sport Science Research Center
The Comprehensive Sport Science Research Center publishes the open access journal, "NSSU Journal of Sport Sciences".
  • Research Institute for Sport Science: RISS
  • Sports Training Center

University Library

The library of the Setagaya campus holds some 380,000 books.[1]

Other Organizations

  • Office of Athletics
  • Student Support Center
  • Admission Center
  • Health Care Center
  • Student Dormitory

Notable alumni




Current notable students


  • Kenzō Shirai - Active gymnast; Olympic gold and bronze medalist
  • Hifumi Abe - Active Judoka; current world champion of -66 kg category.


  1. "Tokyo Setagaya Campus". Nittaidai. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

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