Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

Characteristics of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Three Perspectives of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Developing human resources who see health and medicine seamlessly (serially) from a scientific perspective

In the new era, it is necessary that medical professionals cooperate with each other regardless of their professions, seeing health and medical care in a holistic manner, from health maintenance and improvement to disease prevention, treatment, and prognosis. It is also required to improve the quality of life (QOL) of subjects, responding to their diversity. ISU aims to have students obtain scientific thinking skills necessary to resolve health and medical issues and to have them acquire humanism and an ethical view suitable for occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs).

Developing human resources who can independently identify and resolve issues

ISU aims to develop human resources who can independently identify and resolve issues and continue learning even after obtaining a qualification in order to respond to the progress of health and medicine as experts in this field. Under the guidance of instructors with extensive clinical and international experience, we foster next-generation medical engineers through our distinctive curriculum.

Fostering higher-quality medical engineers*2

Behind the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences was the fact that there had been a shortage of human resources in the fields of medicine, health, nursing care, and welfare in Fukushima Prefecture and that it had been required to fulfill the required number of personnel in these fields and improve their quality. The Faculty was established as the first faculty dedicated to training OTs and PTs at a four-year university in Fukushima Prefecture. We work to foster medical professionals with a high level of expertise who contribute to establishing a community-based integrated care system in close liaison with medical institutions.

*2: To respond to changes in medical and nursing care settings, the level of education for training OTs and PTs has become higher in recent years. In many foreign countries, qualifications of OTs and PTs are granted only to students with a master’s degree or higher (graduating from graduate school). In Japan as well, an increasing number of universities are involved in training OTs and PTs.

Qualification that can be acquired

  • Department of Occupational Therapy: Eligibility for admission to the national examination for occupational therapists
  • Department of Physical Therapy: Eligibility for admission to the national examination for physical therapists