The Faculty of Human and Social Studies consists of the Department of International Tourism and the Department of Social Work. Tourism allows people the opportunity for a wealth of experience through interaction with different cultures and environments. Meanwhile, social work is concerned with supporting basic aspects of people's lives. On the surface, it may not be apparent how these two fields relate to one another. In their own way, however, both fields are concerned with the quintessential point of what it means to be human. With the rapid pace of globalization occurring alongside an ageing population and a declining birth-rate, Japan finds itself in a situation where it must consider the issues raised by both tourism, how people travel, and social work, how people live. Our Faculty aims to train professionals with the understanding and ability to become leaders at the forefront of their respective fields.
Message from the Dean
Faculty of Human and Social Studies
Faculty of Health Management
In recent years, diseases associated with adult lifestyle habits attributed to daily bad lifestyle habits, such as excessive eating, lack of exercise, obesity, overwork, excessive drinking, and excessive stress, have become an issue in Japan and accordingly the growing emphasis has been placed on the behavior modification in lifestyle habits and the nutritional education to support such modifications.
In order to adequately respond to such needs of the times, the Faculty is oriented toward a wide range of the study of Health Management, including related areas, such as medicine, sports science, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and laboratory medicine. All teachers are national registered dietitians, medical doctors, and specialists in sports science.
They contribute to producing excellent human resources that can play active roles in a wide range of fields such as hospitals, health and welfare facilities, schools, health promotion facilities, the pharmaceutical and food fields by bringing out the full potentials of students.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
In recent years, amid the sophistication and complications of medical treatment, the advent of a super-aging society, and the separation of dispensing from medical practice, pharmacists are required to have a broad range of skills, as well as the proper use of pharmaceutical products.
Thus, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences aims to produce high quality graduates capable of working in the medical and health insurance business. In addition to basic and clinical pharmacy, we provide a broad range of academic programs in nursing, welfare services, and nursing care in terms of medical services for the elderly.
Furthermore, we aim to cultivate rich humanity in our students with medical ethics and great communication skills to work as members of a medical team, and produce high quality pharmacists who can respond effectively to social demands.