The Faculty of Nutrition

  • Department of Nutrition Established in 1966
  • Department of Nutrition: Course of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics (2017 enrollment limit: 95 students) Established in April 2016
  • Department of Nutrition: Course of Nutritional Life Sciences and Medical Technologies (2017 enrollment limit: 65 students) Established in April 2016
This faculty was opened as the first coeducational faculty of nutrition in Japan. It takes pride in being a traditional faculty of nutrition and has produced many registered dietitians and nutrition teachers, medical technologists, and food sanitation inspectors (administrators) who are involved in the maintenance and advancement of human health. In AY2016, two majors, Course of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics for producing national registered dietitians, and Course of Nutritional Life Sciences and Medical Technologies for producing medical technologists, were established to provide human resources with a rich education and high degree of professionalism.

Students will gain a wealth of knowledge as an expert in nutrition with the aim to be certified as a national registered dietitian.

National registered dietitians are playing an active role in various food-related scenes such as in schools, companies, and in medical settings. Taking advantage of the features of the two majors, this faculty will develop nutrition specialists who can understand clinical examinations deeply and provide appropriate nutrition management.

Students will learn a medical point of view and the knowledge for clinical examinations with the aim to be certified as medical technologists.

Clinical laboratory technicians conduct checks required to diagnose diseases such as blood test, urinalysis, electro-cardiogram, echocardiography, and other checks to understand health conditions. Taking advantage of the features of the faculty of nutrition that focuses on team medical care, this faculty will develop medical technologists who can understand nutrition.

Create wholesome individuals through foods.

Taking advantage of knowledge, skills, and techniques for foods, nutrition teachers will teach desirable eating habits, what children should consume for a healthy lifestyle, and others. Students will not only learn at university, but also participate in active off-campus training to cultivate practical skills.

Department of Nutrition

A dual area approach to nutritional science

Course of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics

Students will learn about the guidelines and management of nutrition not only for medical purposes, but also for diets in nursery schools, nursing homes, and specific food service facilities. The aim is for students to be certified as national registered dietitians as nutrition specialists.

Course of Nutritional Life Sciences and Medical Technologies

Students will learn about nutrition from a medical point of view, obtain knowledge of clinical examinations, and develop the skills required to appropriately analyze a diet based on medical history and inspection data. Students will aim to be certified as medical technologists as specialists with good functional experience.

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Superb pass rates on national license examinations

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National Registered Dietician's Exam

This faculty helps students to thoroughly prepar lt, the faculty maintains a superb pass rate, which is one of the best in the nation.

Kobe Gakuin Univ. pass rate(%; new graduates only)

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National Medical Technologist's Exam

Acquisition of the units in the designated subjects makes students eligible to take the national license examination for certification as a medical technologists*. Thirty students from Faculty of Nutrition Kobe Gakuin University qualified to sit the National Medical Technologist's Exam in March 2016 and of these, twenty-two passed.
*All Course of Nutritional Life Sciences and Medical Technologies students who enter in the university in or after AY2016 will be qualified to take the national license examinations as a medical technologists when they graduate from this university.

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