Download NIFISA 7th Seminar Registration Guideline (PDF).


 The NIFISA 7th Seminar will be an 8 days program, composed of Sport Performance Seminar. The course provides a curriculum on Olympic Education, Sport Performance, Nutrition, Coaching, Sport Physiology and training, Culture Program and so on.
 This seminar is planning to accept approximately 10 participants from several countries. We hope the program could create an opportunity to exchange new ideas of Olympic Movement, Coaching and Performance Research from different countries.

*Dates:  1st~8th, March, 2018.

*Venue:  National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya (1-Shiromizu, Kanoya, Kagoshima 891-2393 JAPAN)

*Application period:  6, Nov~3, Dec, 2017

Seminar Opportunities

  • *Gain Knowledge about Sport Performance and Olympic Movement.
  • *Communicate with Japanese instructors and students, and foreign lecturers.
  • *Experience Japanese Culture and Martial Art.
  • *Attend Cultural Exchange Program.


Candidate criteria

  • 1. Hold a passionate interest in the Olympic Movement and Sports Performance and be an imminent leader in sport professions in the near future (e.g. graduate student or any higher degree holders, young researcher or coach, national level athlete, NOC officer, government official).
  • 2. Possess advanced level knowledge and skills of sport field.
  • 3. Possess English language proficiency with the score of TOEIC 650, TOEFL (iBT) 70, IELT 5.0 or international experience of one year or more in an English-speaking country.
  • 4. Aged between 22 ~ 39 years is preferred.
  • 5. The individuals who have never participated in‘TIAS’ (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies) Short Program or ‘NIFISA’ (NIFS International Sport Academy) program

Application process and Guideline

Application must include the following:

  • 1. First Step-Application Documents Review
    • (1) Completed Resume Form (attached Resume Form) and attach your current photo
    • (2) Completed Proposal Form (attached Proposal Form): Within 300 words (include reason(s) or motivations for interest in participating)
    • (3) A signed Letter of Recommendation from your countryʼs Regional or National Sport Federation, National Olympic Committee or from your university.
    • *All documents and forms must be completed in English
    • *Please note the application will not be acceptable if there are any missing documents as the above request.
    • *All personal information submitted will be treated in a confidential manner by NIFISA and will be used only for the purpose of selecting participants for the program.
    • Start accepting registrations: 6, Nov, 2017

      Registration deadline: 3, Dec, 2017

      Primary selection results: first Dec, 2017

  • 2.Next Step- Skype interview
    • Selected candidates will participate in a short Skype interview conducted in English with professors from the NIFISA.
    • Skype interview Date: middle or late Dec. 2017

    • Final selection results:late Dec. (by email and letter)


  • 1. We will cover expenses for:
    • (1) Your travel from and to a designated airport in your country of origin. (We will send an e-ticket for flight)
    • (2) Accommodation and breakfast in Kanoya.
  • 2. You will pay for any expenses:
    • (1) Transportation between the airport and your home.
    • (2) Lunch and dinner while the seminar
    • (3) All other expenses.


  • *If you are selected to participate in the seminar you are required to attend all sessions.
  • *All participants are supposed to have poster presentations at the final day of this seminar.
  • *Participants will be required to provide those documents as the following:
    • (1) Photocopy of your current passport.
    • (2) Participation Agreement and Photo Release Form.
    • (3) Statement about any special medical, dietary, and religious requirements or food allergies.
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