Faculty of Health and Welfare Human Services

St. Catherine

Faculty of Health and Welfare Human Services, Department of Social Work, Social Work Major

Social welfare and mental health welfare professionals are called social workers. The social work major is designed to provide national qualifications and teach the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a social worker, all while seeking “what happiness is”. A great variety of subjects unique to welfare are available in this program, and students can freely select subjects based on their plans or themes that they want to pursue. In addition, the welfare focus offers an important strategic perspective for companies in an aging society that is producing fewer children.

Certifications Available

  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the Social Worker National Examination
  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the Psychiatric Social Worker (see Note) National Examination
  • Recreation Instructor (see Note)
  • Appointment Qualifications *Please see below for the kinds of qualifications.

Note) Either one of the qualifications can be obtained

*Social work officer, child welfare officer (must have at least 1 year of work experience at a designated facility), welfare officer for mentally disabled persons, welfare officer for disabled persons, family counselor

Faculty of Human Health and Welfare, Department of Social Work, Care Welfare Major

At welfare sites, more qualified care workers are needed. This four-year program teaches not only caregiving skills, but also a wide range of knowledge and skills related to welfare and medicine all while providing a curriculum to become a social worker. Through this system, the program trains caregiving professionals to provide care and support others in becoming a part of society and finding a purpose in life.

Certifications Available

  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the Care Workers National Examination
  • Para-Sports Instructor (Beginner)
  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the Social Worker National Examination
  • Appointment Qualifications *Please see below for the kinds of qualifications

*Social work officer, child welfare officer (must have at least 1 year work experience at a designated facility), welfare officer for mentally disabled persons, welfare officer for disabled persons, family counselor

Faculty of Human Health and Welfare, Department of Human and Social Studies

Students will study sociology to learn about the role of welfare and hearlth care in an ever-changing societyand psychology to better understand the mechanisms of the human mind. Through corporate society and human communication classes, they will also learn communication skills and become proactive in discovering problems and solving them on their own.
Through these subjects, the program will foster human resources equipped with the ability to pursue problems and human skills.

Certifications Available

  • Social Researcher
  • Certified Psychologist
  • Social Work Officer Appointment Qualification
  • Licensed Psychologist “Courses Required in University” (scheduled to be in effect beginning with students admitted in 2019)

Faculty of Human Health and Welfare, Department of Health and Sports

As society ages, the birth rate decreases, and many people are highly stressed, so how to sustain health is important for people of all ages and genders to understand. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the health of the mind and body while also working toward obtaining relevant accreditation. In the future, they will strongly protect people’s health and support happiness in life as educators and instructors.

Certifications Available

  • Junior High School / Senior High School Teacher Type I Certificate *Health and Physical Education
  • Qualifications of Candidacy for Health and Exercise Practical Instructor
  • Para-Sports Instructor Beginner
  • Social Researcher
  • Qualifications of Candidacy for Health Fitness Programmer
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Social Work Officer Appointment Qualification

Faculty of Human Health and Welfare, Department of Nursing

St. Catalina Gakuen has contributed to local healthcare through nursing education in St. Catalina Gakuen High School (formerly St. Catalina Girls High School) for over 50 years. With the new Department of Nursing, the university’s school motto “love and truth,” and the education policy of the Faculty of Human Health and Welfare“cultivating people that can contribute to creating a society of health and welfare that pursues health and welfare” can be promoted and enhanced, and the university will provide education that can cater to the local needs of health, welfare, and public health.

Certifications Available

  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the National Nursing Examination
  • Qualifications of Candidacy for the National Public Health Nursing Examination *selective system
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