As people more interests in qualify of lives in the elder society due to aging, the department seeks to nurture active senior welfare specialists through education of the welfare on social welfare and health approaches. After graduation, the students may become specialists, administrators or public officials in the senior welfare sector.
People have more interests in quality of lives in their seniors due to rapid aging, increasing social demands for welfare specialists. In particular, the number of super-aged increases due to extending life expectancy and calls for more senior specialists who understand and approach desire of health from the senior. To this end, the department aims at providing in-depth and academic approaches to senior welfare with programs integrating viewpoints from welfare and health.
The programs consist of subjects to understand and approach psychological and social desire from the senior, physical health and environment. The programs are mandatory to understand the senior and their lives, as well as expected to contribute to nurturing welfare experts in the fields with rapid changes.
The department seeks to research and realize the senior welfare on multi-disciplinary basis including gerontology, health and social welfare. These approaches reflect current academic trends which understand various desires from the senior in physical, social and psychological aspects and are future directions toward the senior welfare. The university is specialized in sports science and physical education and has the departments of physical therapy, food science and nutrition and life design, providing proper environment to research the senior welfare on multi-disciplinary basis.