Faculty of Health and Welfare Science

Department of Nursing Science

Caring for People, with Skill and Empathy

According to the requirements of aging societies and the needs to maintain and improve quality of life (QOL), nursing
professionals are expected to play a pivotal role in providing humane and holistic care.
The Department of Nursing Science aims to nurture nursing professionals with reliable knowledge and skills who will contribute to people so that they can live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Based on the specialized knowledge relating to nursing science acquired over four years, we organize systematic educational courses in order to acquire high ethical standards, education, and global perspective to carry out specialized nursing activities in collaboration with multiple professions. We develop nursing professionals who are able to provide holistic care and possess both the independence to develop themselves and flexibility as individuals.

Professional Certifications Offered

・Eligibility for the National Nursing Exam
・Eligibility for the National Midwifery Exam(Approx. four students are eligible. )

Placements after Graduation

・Graduate School( Public Health Nurse〈Courses related to national exam qualifications for public health nurses are offered in the masterʼs program〉、Midwife, etc.)
・Midwife/Hospital, Clinic, Delivery Center, etc. 
・Nurse/Hospital, Clinic, etc.

Department of Nutritional Science

To Make Life Healthy and Happy, with Food

As the old saying goes, “a balanced diet leads to a healthy body,” health and diet are closely related. The department will contribute to regional society by maintaining and improving peopleʼs health and seeking to prevent and cure diseases from the point of view of nutritional sciences.
Based on the concept of “nutrition as a life science”, we will study related subjects centered on food science, nutrition, and life science systematically, and study interrelationship between food and health scientifically. In the first year, you will acquire liberal arts education and the basics of food science and nutrition of the specialized subjects. In the second and third years, you will acquire a wide range of specialized knowledge, and develop practical and leadership abilities through experiment and experience. In the fourth year, you will develop scientific inquiry, logical thinking, and systematic execution skills, and acquire problem-solving and practical abilities.
We aim to train human resources who will be active in a wide range of fields as dietitians, food sanitation supervisor or inspectors, diet and nutrition educators, research developers and quality supervisors.

Professional Certifications Offered

・Eligibility for the National Exam for Registered Dietitians
・Food Sanitation Supervisor〈Certification for Appointment〉
・Food Sanitation Inspector〈Certification for Appointment〉
・Diet and Nutrition Teacher Class 1 Certificate

Placements after Graduation

・Graduate School
・Local Government Workers(prefectures, cities, towns and villages)
・Hospitals, Health and Welfare Facilities
・Food Related Firms(Production,
・Development, Research) 
・Group Lunch Service Facilities
・Special schools, Faculty members etc.

Department of Contemporary Welfare Science

We Want You to Know! Somebody Needs You

The Department of Contemporary Welfare Science develops human resources that contribute to both their regional society and international society with a global perspective to solve the multiple problems of modern society, such as a declining birthrates and an aging population or a global society.
Students choose their course of classes starting in the second year. In the social welfare course, we train social workers to solve the multi-faceted social problems of modern society using the approaches of social welfare. In the care work management course, we develop care work leaders who are good at management and business persons in its field. We also offer practical programs held in local communities and abroad so that the students can play an active role in the local and the international community with an international sensibility.

Professional Certifications Offered

・Eligibility for the National Exam for Social Worker〈Only those specializing in Social Welfare Course are eligible. 〉
・Eligibility for the National Exam for Mental Health Social Worker〈Up to 10 students specializing in Social Welfare Course are eligible.〉
・School Social Worker〈Up to 10 students specializing in Social Welfare Course are eligible.〉
・Child Welfare Officer, Child Guidance Advisor, Family Consultant, Welfare officer for Persons with Disabilities, Welfare officer for People with Developmental Disabilities〈Certification for Appointment; can be appointed without work experience for the qualification holder of Certified Social Worker〉(all students specializing in Social Welfare Course are eligible.) 
・Eligibility for the National Examination for Care Workers(Only those specializing in Care Welfare Management Course are eligible: Up to 10 students)
・Social Welfare Officer〈Certification for Appointment〉(All students of the Department of Contemporary Welfare Science are eligible.)

Placements after Graduation

・Civil Service(national, prefectural and city governments〈Child Consultation Center, Board of Education, Mental Health and Welfare Center, etc.〉, Municipalities)
・Healthcare Organizations(Medical Social Worker, Mental Health Social Worker)
・Various Types of Social Welfare Organizations(Council of Social Welfare,Area Comprehensive Support Center, etc. )
・Various Social Welfare Facilities
・Graduate Schools and other educational opportunities

Department of Childhood Studies

Nurturing the Future Together with Children and Community

The Department of Childhood Studies trains lifetime studying specialists for early childhood education and childcare who integrate their knowledge of the theories of child development and learning with practical skills in nurturing children.
In the four-year curriculum, students will learn specialized knowledge, skills, and morality concerning early childhood education, acquire skills of directing and supporting for children and families with diverse needs, and improve abilities for understanding, judgment, and expression necessary for educators and childcare workers.
Furthermore, through collaborative projects with local organizations such as the Child-Rearing College, and with initiatives to integrate multicultural approaches to child development practices, the department will enhance the comprehensive strength of its students toward their active participation in local communities while, integrating a global perspective.

Professional Certifications Offered

・Kindergarten Teacher Class 1 Certification
・Nursery School Teacher Certification
・Social Welfare Officer〈Certification for Appointment〉 
・Child Welfare Officer 〈Certification for Appointment〉(In the
・Department of Childhood Studies, work experience of at least one
year is necessary beyond earning the required credits)
・Child Guidance Advisor〈Certification for Appointment〉
・Family Counselor 〈Certification for Appointment〉

Placements after Graduation

・Nursery Schools
・Certified Childcare Facilities
・Child Development Support Centers
・Child Welfare Facilities 
・Various Child Welfare Organizations
・Early Childhood Education Related Companies
・Civil Service(Prefectural and City Governments, Municipalities, etc.)
・Graduate Schools and Other Educational Opportunities