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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Pre-Junior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Summer Break in Japan:
Global Coaching Seminar


Program Overview

The Global Coaching Seminar (SCL619) and (SCL419) is designed to introduce coaches to a variety of international leadership methods and concepts. This seminar is offered each summer and locations vary by year. For 2022, it takes place in Tokyo Japan, hosted by the Nippon Sport Science University. Students in the Sport Coaching Leadership program will attend this study abroad experience that will have an emphasis on athlete interaction and engagement, practice planning, recruiting, and sport for development in the global context. The Global Coaching Seminar program was designed for students with an interest in Coaching, to provide students with a focused, hands-on experience in athlete interaction and engagement, practice planning, recruiting and sport development.

By participating in this program, students will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the coaching culture in Japan.
  • Be able to identify new coaching methods, philosophies, and approaches to sport.
  • Understand Italy's unique sporting culture.
  • Identify sport for development organizations within Italy and articulate their respective missions.
  • Begin to conceptualize how American sport organizations can develop relationships with international sport organizations.


Graduate students: Students will be registered for SCL 619: Global Coaching Seminar for 6 credits in Summer 2022 term. The program is a required component of the MS in Sport Coaching Leadership Program, though is open to select students from other programs. Students participating in the course will be required to complete pre-travel readings and online discussion posts during travel. A travel portfolio and two research papers completed after the time abroad will also be required.  Graduate will pay for 6 course credits.

Undergraduate students: Students will be registered for SCL 419 Global Coaching Seminar for 3 credits in Summer 2022 term. Students participating in the course will be required to complete pre-travel readings and online discussion posts during travel. A travel portfolio and two research papers completed after the time abroad will also be required. The 3 credits for the course are not optional.  

Instructor: Cameron Kiosoglous, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor, Sport Coaching Leadership Program

Program Calendar

Program arrival/start: Sunday, June 17, 2022
Program departure/end: Saturday, June 24, 2022

Tentative Itinerary with Nippon Sport Science University
Sunday, June 17th
Evening with meal: Masa Ito Introduction at residence meeting area on campus at NSSU
Monday, June 18th
Morning: Walking tour of Imperial Palace
Afternoon: Tour of NSSU campus and general orientation w/ NSSU Staff
Early evening: Visit practice session of available teams either sumo or gymnastics team
Tuesday, June 19th
Morning #1: Saro Shigeki – The Olympics, a legacy and coach development in Japan
Coffee Break and walk
Morning #2: Reflective activity and journal exercise
Afternoon: Japanese culture tour of local Buddhist temple
Wednesday, June 20th
Morning: Sport evolution in Japan - The Olympic legacy – Saro Shigeki and guest
Afternoon: Walking Tour of 1964 Olympic Park
Thursday, June 21st
Morning Tour: Sport Science and the Adaptive Challenge for Asian Sport
Late Morning: Masa Ito and guest presenters – Japan in the global sport context
Afternoon: Main Olympic Stadium Tour
Friday, June 22nd
Morning: Future implications – John Bales – guest panel
Late Morning: Emerging Trends for sport – global guest panel
Afternoon: Final Student Presentations – final preparations 
Saturday, June 23rd
Morning: Final Student Presentations – final preparations 
Late Morning: Final Comments and Closing – Masa Ito
Evening: Closing dinner and cultural exchange event
Sunday, June 24th
Morning: Group Departs for Airport – Return to US
Speaker Bios
John Bales is President of the International Council for Coaching Excellence.

Dr. Masa Ito has the NCDA at the Nittaidai Athlete Support System Symposium on developing coach developer support system. Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU), or Nittaidai, has led the promotion and development of physical education and sports in Japan.
Dr. Sarodo Shigeki is a Research Fellow at the NSSU Coach Developer Academy (Coaching, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics).

2022 Program Fee
MS Coaching Students: $300*
Other Grad & UG Students: $1,745

MS Coaching Students
Due March 1st
- $300 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
*Remaining program fee included in MS Coaching Tuition

Other Grad & UG Students:
Due March 1st
- $300 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due May 1st - $1,445 Final Payment

All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission.

Included in the Program Fee:

  • 7 nights accommodation (shared twin rooms)
  • Breakfasts
  • 8 additional meals
  • Ground transportation for all visits as listed in itinerary
  • All Academic and Cultural Site Visits as listed in the itinerary
  • Historical and Educational Tours and Trainings
  • Game Tickets for at least one athletic event
Not Included in Program Fee:
  • Round-trip airfare from Philadelphia to Tokyo*
  • Some meals (~$150)
  • Passport fees (~$145)
  • Estimated personal expenses (~$200)
  • Graduate tuition for course credit

More Information

  • US citizens do not need a visa to participate in this program, but students of other nationalities should confirm entry requirements.
  • For more information on the academic program, please contact Dr. Cameron Kiosoglous or David Appleton.
  • Grading Scale:
A+ = 98-100     A = 94-97     A- = 90-93
B+ = 87-89       B = 84-86     B- = 80-83
C+ = 77-79      C = 74-76     C- = 70-73
D+ = 65-69      D = 60-64     F = below 60

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.