Department of Health and Nutrition
Department of Health and Nutrition
Since the Basic Act in Dietary Education has been enacted, the role of certified dietician has become increasingly important. The department aims to raise certified dieticians who have professional knowledge, skill and leadership in the area of health and diet, who can competently solve problems on site. Thus we have courses on disease prevention and cure, in order to understand the causes of it, health management, and dietary education.
We also prepare students for the national certificate examinations and have had a high passing rate over the past years. Graduates work at hospitals, welfare institutions, schools, local governments and private food industry.
“Diet” is indispensable for human life. It has been scientifically proven that “what people casually choose and eat” affects their health and life expectancy. Therefore, proper knowledge of “diet” and proper techniques have become in need in recent years. Today, the dietary habits of Japan, a country which has maintained high ranking in terms of life expectancy, are gathering the world’s attention. Meanwhile, Japanese dietary habits are rapidly changing due to the diversification of people’s lifestyle: an increasing dependence on dining out and prepared food, a decrease in the frequency of home cooking. There is a pressing need to develop human resources who can give people living in modern society guidance on proper diet. We comprehensively search for ideal high-quality dietary habits for those who live in the 21st century. In our department, we aim to develop experts in “diet” who can help people improve their health and quality of life.
Based on Christian love, which is our founding principle, we seek to understand and practice human health and nutrition from a broad perspective, scientifically and logically, so that we can raise a food professional who can contribute to society.
Major in Nutrition Management
We are surrounded by all kinds of food. Today’s simplified diet created a dietary environment in which we can easily lose a balanced diet. It can be said that an increase in lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hardening of the arteries are the results of the age of gluttony. Dietary education is crucial for correcting children’s unbalanced diets. As we are moving towards an aging society, it is expected that people will increasingly become health-oriented. In order to maintain the long life expectancy of the Japanese, it is crucial to provide appropriate dietary education that suits each stage of their lives during the period from their birth until old age, in order to allow them to develop appropriate dietary habits. Thus, society’s needs for dietitians are becoming diversified every year.
By completing the Major in Nutrition Management, students can obtain the certificate to become a dietitian. As this department has been appointed as a facility to train and develop registered dietitians, students can obtain the qualification for the national examination for registered dietitians upon graduation. Once the certificate to become a registered dietitian has been acquired, work opportunities increase tremendously, in such places as welfare institutions, hospitals, local communities, and schools. Through the knowledge and skills acquired, we hope to graduate a professionals who commit themselves to people’s health and life.
- To lay foundations through foundational courses, and be motivated to become certified dietician through introductory courses.
- To lay a specialized foundation through specialized foundational courses.
- To acquire deep and diversified knowledge and skills through specialized courses.
- To seek highly specialized skills through electives, having career in mind.
Those who obtain the predetermined number of credits and the following conditions are entitled to degree.
- To have proper, sincere attitude as professionals, and proper logic and communication.
- To have enough knowledge and ability to pass the national examination for certified dietician.
- To have ability to teach professional knowledge and skills, thereby contribute to wider society.