Introduction of Divisions

Department of Health Sciences [Master's Course]

The purpose of the department is to create a healthy, comfortable environment and lifestyle, covering both mental and physical aspects. The primary goal of the graduate education in this department is to train scientists in the research and development field, for both academic and applied settings, so that the students gain the ability to create healthy, comfortable living environments and lifestyle, while expanding and deepening our knowledge in their majored field.
The Department offers three different courses, Environmental Health, Clinical Psychology, and Clothing Environment. Applicants must select one of these three courses in order to enroll in the course.

The Course of Environmental Health
The faculties in this course conduct research on the issues related to how the living environment and lifestyle affect both individuals and public health, in order to provide insights into the protection and improvement of health for both individuals and the general public. Our multidisciplinary program for graduate students emphasizes human physiology and pathophysiology, with studies ranging from molecules to organisms, endocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, environmental ergonomics, and public health. Students in this course develop interdisciplinary approaches examining the influence of environmental and lifestyle-related factors on the protection and promotion of health. Graduates in this course are expected to take positions in both non-profit and profit-based research organizations.
The Course of Clinical Psychology
This program conducts research on a variety of psychological problems in modern society, including depression, anxiety, addiction, school-refusal, and delinquency. From the point of view of clinical psychology, students will learn psychological assessment techniques, as well as research methods, to deepen their comprehension of psychological problems within a scientific framework. In addition, students will receive comprehensive education and training in order to provide counseling and psychotherapy services to persons suffering from a full range of psychological issues. This education and training includes supervision provided by an appropriate faculty member as well as supervised practical application, in the form of practicum courses at The Center for Clinical Psychology, in addition to off-campus training institutes. This program is designed for students who are planning to work as clinical psychologists in the future. The program has been approved as a Class 1 Designated Graduate School by the Foundation of the Japanese Certification Board for Clinical Psychologists. On completion of the course requirements, including the practicum courses, students are qualified to sit for the Clinical Psychologist Qualification Examination.
The Course of Clothing Environmental Science
The Clothing Environmental Science Course provides professional education related to a comfortable clothing life and covers fiber science, textile technology and chemistry, apparel technology and clothing design. The motto of this course is 'Education for talented persons with not only technical knowledge, but also creativity, a rich research ability for problem-solving.' Students in this course gain a quality education and comprehensive training in the physics and chemistry of apparel materials, surface chemistry, human engineering, information science and apparel design, etc. Graduates of this course are expected to play an active part in various fields, serving as technical experts and project planning staff in the fiber and apparel industry, researchers in the field of chemical detergents and product development, and specialists in consumer affairs centers.

[Main Subjects]
  Environmental Health Course
   ▪ Environmental Physiology
   ▪ Biochemistry
   ▪ Nutritional Physiology
   ▪ Exercise Physiology
   ▪ Autonomic Physiology
   ▪ Preventive Medicine
   ▪ Environmental Ergonomics
   ▪ Health Promotion
   ▪ Behavioral Neuroscience

  Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Interview Methods for Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Seminar on Assessment of Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Basic Practicum in Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Practicum in Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Developmental Psychology
   ▪ Educational Psychology
   ▪ Learning Psychology
   ▪ Family Psychology
   ▪ Criminal Psychology
   ▪ Law and Clinical Psychology
   ▪ Projective Technique
   ▪ Psychotherapy
   ▪ School Clinical Psychology

  Clothing Environmental Science Course
   ▪ Physical Properties of Fiber Materials
   ▪ Physical Properties of Fiber Assembly
   ▪ Apparel Human Engineering
   ▪ Textile Processing
   ▪ Apparel Management
   ▪ Apparel Product Designing
   ▪ Human Interface
   ▪ Wearable Computing