Shigeru Asahina, Kinesiology’s current visiting research professor in athletic training from Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan, arrived on the Boise State campus on April 7. Asahina has been granted a one year sabbatical to study and conduct research at Boise State where he will most likely attend athletic training and other Kinesiology classes of interest, occasionally instruct in areas of specialization, and make rotations through some of the clinical education sites with athletic training students.
Kinesiology recently said goodbye to last year’s visiting research professor, Shigeki Izumi. While at Boise State, Izumi collected data for a research project on the differences between American and Japanese athletic training education programming.
The Hosei University relationship was formed through the College of Education and Bill Parrett, Director of the Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies and Professor of Education. Professors from the Japanese university come to Boise State not only to perform research and contribute to the Kinesiology community, but also to learn. Hosei University football coaches even attend Boise State spring practices to learn from Bronco coaches about their program and American football.