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School of Health Studies

The educational principle of the School of Health Studies, which was established in April 2018, is to foster personnel who will support a future society where everyone can lead healthy lives. There is not just one way to solve the various challenges facing Japan due to the unprecedented rapid aging of its society. There are various approaches. In the School of Health Studies, students will obtain specialized scientific evidence-based knowledge and skills related to food/nutrition, exercise and mental health. At the same time, students will develop management skills drawing from the social sciences, such as community social work, sociology, and economics. From individuals, families and regions, to society and the world - we look forward to meeting students who can face the health issues that span all these groups and generate solutions.

Department of Health Management

Key features

  1. A comprehensive examination of health, an essential part of a happy life
    "Exercise," "social work," "nutrition" and "mental health" Have a total learning experience of health from four angles
  2. Foster people who can thrive in various societal settings
    Develop the ability to collaborate with various companies, organizations and regional societies to promote health
  3. Prepare to obtain national certifications
    Various methods of preparation to obtain certifications in the health, social work, and nutritional fields.

Admission criteria

In order to resolve the various issues that Japan faces due to its aging population, students will acquire a broad knowledge base that goes beyond physical health to include mental health, societal health, and economic health. Students will also develop the networking and management skills essential for partnering with local communities and various organizations.

Qualifications

People who have a sufficient level of basic academic skills and are able to acquire the knowledge necessary to fulfill the degree requirements designated by the School of Health Studies, Department of Health Management.

[1] Knowledge / Skills

  • For English, students should acquire English language reading comprehension, expression, and communication skills through their high school English courses.
  • For Japanese, students should acquire reading comprehension, expression, and communication skills through their high school Japanese courses.
  • For Social Studies, students should select courses from their high school's social studies offerings (world history, Japanese history, geography, politics ? economics, ethics, modern society) and understand the material in those subjects.
  • For mathematics and science, students should have a broad knowledge of the natural sciences (e.g. biology) that are necessary for understanding health in a comprehensive manner.

[2] Critical Thinking / Decision-making / Communication

Students should be able to apply knowledge/skills from both humanities and scientific subjects as well as communicate about both fields in an integrated manner.

[3] The Attitude to Learn Collaboratively with Others

Students should have the initiative to learn by understanding a diversity of viewpoints, building positive relationships, challenging themselves, and persevering through disappointments to achieve their goals.