Faculty of Social WelfareDepartment of Social Welfare
Social Welfare Course
The goal of the Social Welfare Course is to extend to the whole field of social welfare, and to acquire the examination
requirements for social worker's and psychiatric social worker's certificate. The course also aims at training leaders in each
field of social welfare, by making a detailed study of social welfare systems, learning music recreation and various branches of
psychology, acquiring broad views and knowledge of social welfare, skills, culture and generous views of life and the world,
and by cultivating abilities to do their part to give good support to welfare facility users, and to create an ideal environment for
Welfare Psychology Course
The goal of the Welfare Psychology Course is to acquire knowledge of social welfare and to learn various fields of psychology,
with a view to acquiring the examination requirements for social worker's certificate as well as for psychiatric social worker's, and
to look into psychology as a science, not as a practice alone. The course offers psychology extensively, and goes into it deeply
and in detail, and educates human resources who can meet various problems definitively and practically : problems from child
development to domestic trouble in the society of declining birthrate and aging population, the elderly's problems of " mind ",
especially behavior peculiar to older people with dementia, and psychological problems persons with disabilities have.
School Education Course
Teacher training needs a philosophy or an ideal of how teachers should be trained. The course takes advantage of our
welfare university to train teachers in combination with skills of social work, who try to create warm human relationships, not
ones only intent on teaching their subjects in charge. Teachers are trained by making the most of "welfare" mind for education.
They are expected to show their specialty in welfare, as in the field of disabled child education. The following teaching
certificates can be obtained :
Senior high school teacher's first class certificate in "civics" and "welfare".
Junior high school teacher's first class certificate in "social studies".
Special needs school teacher's first class certificate.
School librarian teacher's certificate.
Child Welfare Course
The course aims to acquire broad views and knowledge of social welfare, to secure the examination requirements for
social workers, and to train able specialists in child welfare on the basis of rich humanity. The course also trains human
resources who will contribute to child-rearing support by acquiring knowledge and skills to cope with problems such as child
abuse, juvenile delinquency, bullying, and truancy, which are major problems in contemporary society. The course deals with
problems such as child development, nursery, and single parent families etc.. It fosters students to obtain nursery teacher's and
Elementary Education Course
The course trains specialists in nursery and child education from infant years to primary school. It is possible to obtain both
elementary school and kindergarten teacher's licenses, or both kindergarten and nursery teacher's licenses, and even a combination
of all those licenses. Now that the cooperation of primary school with kindergarten and the unification of kindergarten with
nursery school are being promoted, it can be of great benefit to finding a teaching job to have some or all of the licenses and
qualifications. Schools need potential teachers who are able to meet the situation at school with flexibility. The Course trains students
to cultivate sound human relations so that they will meet every possible condition by studying welfare and psychology.
Faculty of NursingDepartment of Nursing
The department trains specialists in nursing who have skills and abilities to practice nursing precisely on theory, knowledge
and scientific grounds, so that people can live well, safe and sound at any level of health or in any circumstances. In addition
to the curriculum in which nurses and public health nurses are trained, the department trains human resources who can be
active in various fields by placing teacher training on the curriculum.
In nursing, when human relations are established between nurses and those in need of nursing, it will be possible for
nurses to give better support to them. Nursing is required not only to make much more of human dignity, and to take
reassuring attitude and conduct, but in the act of nursing, to be ready for protection of human rights and use of ethical
As the residents' health needs increase and a sense of values presents diversity, the demand for the specialists grows in
complexity, it will be necessary for our university to satisfy these regional demands of nursing.
Consequently, the department trains human resourses who are ready to contribute to health promotion and maintenance in
the community through their creative and active studies, in collaboration with a wide range of fields and occupations, as well
as through those of health, health care and welfare.
Faculty of RehabilitationDepartment of Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy Course
The physical therapy course is suitable for those who intend to be actively engaged in supporting the physically disabled or those prone to disability.
The course aims at training physical therapists who are interested in the structure of the human body and its functions, earnest in their efforts to study
hard in spite of difficulties they meet, and willing to put themselves in the place of others by volunteering to help them. PT provides therapy for people
who have problems with mobility, by using movement and physical therapy. Therefore, students study anatomy and kinematics.
Occupational Therapy Course
Occupational therapy is intended for the physically and mentally disabled, children with developmental disorders, and the elderly. OT employs "activity"
as a means to provide therapy, and looks at a wide variety of diseases through the fundamental functions of the brain. Therefore, students study
the motion of the human body through anatomy and kinematics.
The course cultivates skills that are required in various fields such as hospitals, welfare facilities, and administrations. It is also relevant to those who
intend to work overseas as Japan Overseas Cooperation volunteers, or administer occupational therapy to regional residents. The aim of the course is to
use a medical approach to train professionals who can better the lives of people with disabilities.
Junior College(two-year course) Department of Nursing Care
Nursing Care Welfare Course
In this course, you can acquire basic knowledge of which are necessary for a person who works as a care worker and we aim for human resource development like who are needed by elderly people.
In addition, you can learn how to support for not only elderly people but also people with disabilities. Therefore if you study in this course, you can gain practical skills which can support all people who need help.
Care Worker Practice Course
This course aims to help students obtain credits to take a national examination for certified healthcare workers in two years with the on-the-job paid training program.
To assist students to cover the costs of two-year education, the course offers students
positions working as paid trainee healthcare workers at care facilities in the afternoons
after attending three classes at college.
Medical Office Work & Secretary Course
This course is intended for those who aim to be medical clerical specialists by obtaining some certificates showing their eligibility as medical office managers, pharmacy office management professionals, or dental assistants.
As welfare facilities are increasing nowadays, the course also can provide useful education and training for those who would be in charge of long-term insurance work, initial training seminars for prospective long-term healthcare workers, and practical training for current healthcare workers.
Welfare General Course
This is a course in which students are supposed to transfer from the course into the 3rd year at the University. The course aims at training human
resources who can get a better idea of the field of social welfare through the integrated studies of nursing care at the college plus social welfare at the
university. Upon entrance at college, to attain their goal students are expected to select among a list of qualifications they want to obtain, and to register
necessary subjects for them. The adaptability to this course and the compoundability of the two courses are the keys to student's development.
Graduate School of Social WelfareCourse of Social Welfare Management
The course is intended for those who have already gone out into the world and have interest in a nursing care job, or plan to obtain a qualification
for a care worker, or to work their way through college.