Campus Information & Facilities
Campus Information & Facilities

Department of Health Science

Message from the Head of Department

Physical education and sports are used as a means to acquire physical abilities. But more than that, they can also be used to teach people social skills such as making people happier, contributing to society, and working together. In other words, physical education and sports can be effective tools in improving general health, which interpreted broadly, can include the health of our society.
The Department of Health Science is the only department to teach courses in health that are grounded in physical education and sport but cover all aspects of health, from the body and mind, up to society as a whole. Students in our department receive practical instruction in a wide range of subjects, including hygiene and public health, and are equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills they need to work in many different fields - fields that are limited only by the amount of study students wish to undertake. All graduating students receive a class-1 health officer's license (national qualification), and students can also elect to take examinations for other qualifications including a health and physical education teaching license, school nursing license, social worker license (national examination-based qualification), and health and exercise instructor license (examination-based qualification). The Department of Health Science welcomes individuals who are interested in learning about health in a comprehensive fashion and wish to use their acquired knowledge and skills to contribute positively to society.

The two courses of study in the Department of Health Science

The two courses of study followed in the Department of Health Science aim to provide students with specialist skills and knowledge in the field of health and sports science, as well as the ability to use their acquired skills to help people maintain and improve their health and build up their physical strength.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion offers a curriculum that teaches students a wide range of skills, from improving the physical capabilities of young children and school students to preventing sickness and injury in the elderly, and equips them with high-level practical skills and specialist knowledge that will enable them to carry out health management in schools and workplaces. This course focuses primarily on providing students with the qualifications they require to work as school nurses, health officers, and other such professions.

Career opportunities
School nurse, junior high school or high school teacher (health and physical education), health officer, employee of company working in the early childhood physical education field, government worker, company employee, etc.

Social Support

The Social Support offers a curriculum that equips students with the high-level practical skills and specialist knowledge they need to actively encourage people to understand the relationship between sports and social welfare. This course focuses on providing students with an understanding of the correlation between medicine and the science of physical education, and aims to cultivate individuals with the ability to provide social welfare support that meets the needs of each situation.

Career opportunities
Social worker, employee at social welfare facility, health officer, junior high school or high school teacher (health and physical education), government worker, company employee, etc.

Scenes from the classroom

Introduction to Social Work A

Introduction to Social Work A

Students are presented with case studies to deepen their understanding of the role of a social worker and the kind of expertise required for this profession. In addition to classroom study, the students also participate in group discussions and role-playing exercises.

Practical Counseling and Support I

Practical Counseling and Support I

Students are taught basic knowledge and skills related to counseling and support to prepare them for work not only in the field of social work but also in the field of teaching and other professions that involve people interaction. By studying this course, students can acquire the communication and interviewing techniques required to provide counseling and support services.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Whether students intend to become school nurses or work in a different field, knowledge of sports-related sickness and injury is essential. Students taking this course are taught the basics of sports medicine such as the pathology of medical conditions such as sudden cardiac death and heatstroke and how to prevent them, and the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Issues affecting sport today such as anti-doping measures are also taught.

Practical Clinical Nursing

Practical Clinical Nursing

Students experience the actual work carried out by nurses in a hospital. This course teaches the knowledge and skills required to work as a school nurse, such as first-aid treatment and emergency care for injuries and illnesses that occur at school, and the management of pupil sickness and disability.

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