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Academic Programs - College of Life Sciences

The College of Life Sciences is designed to address many of the problems that are facing today's modern society. Through the Department of Food Sciences the college offers studies in food sciences and nutrition, with emphasis on analysis of ingredients and the toxins present in our food affecting human health and quality of life. Courses in the Department of Psychology and Welfare address the care for the mental and emotional health of individuals in today's stressful society.


Department of Psychology and Social Work

Students in this department study the basics of social welfare and clinical psychology, with prospects of becoming specialists in these fields. Emphasis is on helping persons requiring social, physical and psychological support. The department cultivates graduates with deep compassion and human understanding by providing classes that deal with the value of human life and the meaning of "a good life". Students can deepen their knowledge of both psychology and social work.

IC is home to the Institute of Counseling, historically known as the first center of counseling in Japan. Students can master counseling through actual practical experience. In this curriculum they can qualify to take the examination for being a Psychologist or an Industrial Counselor. They can develop themselves to be counselors who can understand patients’ mental sufferings.

Problems in the work place are changing. Studying Welfare helps students to acquire knowledge of the social-welfare system and also learn about nursing care. Teachers tenderly support students as they study to qualify to take National Examination of social welfare counselors. Our student examination pass rate has been the first of all private schools in Ibaraki prefecture 6 years in a row.

Introduction of Basic Classes

Contemporary Family Theory Welfare Education Theory
Basic Experimantal Psychology Transpersonal Psychology
Practicum I Clinical Psychology
Social Work Seminar I-IV Welfare Psychology

Facilities ・ Practicum

Care Practice Room

Students practice how to move people who cannot move by themselves and how to make beds. They can learn many practical skills in this class.

Care Practice

Students practice how to care for people in need and how to be cared for by switching roles. This is very helpful practice for when they actually encounter such situations in the real world.


Department of Food Sciences

The basic rule for human beings to maintain their health is to have an appropriate number of well-balanced, nutritious meals on a regular basis. With this basic rule in mind, the Department of Food Sciences aims to nurture students who can then assist people in leading a healthy life with a good diet. We regard our students as future professionals in the areas of nutrition, food safety, and dietary education once they have completed our well-developed curriculum in our facilities. After graduation, our students work as experts in the fields of health, medicine, social welfare, and education.


Introduction of Basic Classes

Basic Nutrition Nutrition Education
Anatomy Clinical Nutrition
Physiology Public Health Nutrition
Science of Food Function Management of Food Service

Facilities ・ Practicum

Food Processing Room

Students study how to process food with a variety of specialized equipment.

Management Food Service Kitchen

Students can cook food for many people in this kitchen. They practice mass cooking as though they were in facilities for providing meals to large numbers of people.


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