Department of Food and Nutrition
In the Department of Food and Nutrition, students can gain specialized knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas including nutritional science, food science, the human body and illnesses. As the Department of Food and Nutrition is a dietician training institution, students can acquire a dietician license upon graduation.
1. Small class size
In our department, the class size is small, so students can receive a more personalized education. The size of each class is limited to a capacity of 60. Each class receives careful guidance from a teacher in our department.
2. Serious consideration of practical
Our department has a tradition of putting an emphasis on learning that which is useful. Therefore, there are many subjects in practical science, such as experimentation, training and practice. Graduates from our department have been given high evaluations as persons who can be immediately effective at their place of employment.
3. Topics in dietary science
Each year, we invite individual dieticians who are currently in active service at hospitals, schools, welfare institutions, or food companies to give one-semester lectures. From these people, students learn about dietician duties and the present conditions in the workplace.
4. Graduation study
For the students’ final graduation study projects, there are a wide variety of themes which students choose to concentrate on. These include nutritional science, food science, exercise physiology, and cooking. From these, student can choose an area which is of interest to them.
5. Internship system
For students who are interested, internships at hospitals during the summer or spring breaks are available.
For students who graduate from the Department of Food and Nutrition, the employment rate is more than 90% each year. About 50% of graduates find jobs as dieticians, while about 20% find employment in food companies.
Furthermore, about 5% of graduates, continue their higher education by transferring to another university or technical school.
Admission to the Department
Currently, there are two ways to enter the Department of Food and Nutrition. Admission is granted through recommendation or after successfully passing an examination to test scholastic ability.
Our department accepts special admissions for adult university students, and seeks to take in approximately a tenth of our quota from among adult members of society.