AcademicsGraduate Schools

School of Health Sciences

  • Master's Program

High-Level Specialists, Tertiary-Level Educators and Instructors with Practical Skills and Leadership Qualities

In order to accommodate the increasingly complex and diverse needs of modern society, we need to train a new type of advanced professional with leadership skills and the ability to transcend the conventional domains of medical services, nursing, health care and welfare in delivering health care services from an all-encompassing perspective. Recent years have seen a number of new nursing and health care universities and vocational schools opened throughout Japan, generating demand for educators and researchers. The Graduate School of Health Sciences provides a comprehensive training structure designed to produce quality educators with the skills to engage in tuition and research at the university and graduate school levels as well as high-level professionals who hold practical skills and leadership qualities.

Note: Details are subject to change.

Course of Nursing


The course covers ten subject areas: basic nursing theory, industrial and regional nursing and health care, “critical care" nursing for adults, nursing adult cancer patients, nursing care for elderly patients (including home-based nursing services), family nursing, genetic nursing, health care support, maternity care and the psychology of nursing. As a major university, Tokai University is able to offer a rich and expansive interdisciplinary curriculum that combines these subject areas while exploring each area in depth and is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to obtain specialist nursing qualifications. At a time when the depth and breadth of skills required for modern nurses is increasing exponentially, this course is defined by a flexible education structure designed to accommodate the needs of society and students at all times. The course covers a range of areas that is not seen in other courses in Japan, including industrial nursing and health care, family nursing and genetic nursing, and also provides for specialist qualifications in “critical care" nursing, nursing care for elderly patients, family nursing, nursing cancer patients and genetic nursing.

Admission Policy

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives of the course around providing education and research capabilities for contributing to the advancement of nursing studies required in the modern era of increasingly complex and diverse social needs in relation to health care, medical and welfare services, as well as high-level specialist knowledge and skills needed in practical settings, an international outlook on health care, medical and welfare services, and a strong teamwork ethic in relation to both research and practical work.

Key Research Topics

  • Muscular oxygenation during passive ankle movements in cerebrovascular disorder patients with acute phase hemiplegia
  • Search for Meaning in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Elderly
  • The current situation of providing support for family members in the emergency room in the event of an unexpected death at a first aid center and prototyping care models
  • Airborne environmental contaminants in surgical theater
  • Implementation, Difficulty, Knowledge and Skill in Occupational Mental Health Services of Novice Occupational Health Nurses
  • Flexible education structure tailored to student needs

Course of Health and Social Work

Specialist Vocational Education Combining Research and Practical Skills in Health Care, Medical Services and Social Work


In recent years, the needs of people have been diversifying against a background of rapid aging, widening social disparities and globalization. For example, the aging society has a profound impact on health care issues, social security and other economic problems, and also affects family relations, such as nursing care. In order to accommodate these diverse needs, the Graduate School of Health Sciences covers specialist domains such as welfare for the elderly, regional welfare, health care welfare and welfare for disabled people, and also ties in with health and medical services specialists in order to provide students with the knowledge, theory and practical skills to cope with these demands. Tokai University offers the advantages of being a major university, such as direct access to Tokai University Hospital and Nursing Course to provide a broad outlook and professional and practical skills of providing personal support for others.

Admission Policy

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study and an appreciation of the learning objectives of the Course of Health and Social Work around developing interdisciplinary researchers with the skills to combine social welfare, health and medical services, as well as practical practitioners equipped with a combination of theory and skills for specialist professionals and the ability to utilize these in real-world settings and finally, educators equipped with the skills to deliver personal support specialist training courses in the tertiary sector, in order to address a variety of issues in modern society arising in connection with the aging of the population and declining birthrates, changing family structures, and rapid economic changes.

Key Research Topics

  • User decision-making around gastrostoma at facilities for the disabled
  • A Study to Investigate the Needs of Students Attending Correspondence Education High Schools and the Relationship with Their Teachers
  • Dealing with grief issues among social workers in the health care sector
  • Impact of intergenerational interaction on the way infants view elderly people