Kyoto Koka Women's University


Kyoto Koka Women’s University

Developing “compassionate minds” based on highly specialized learning and acquiring practical capabilities that will contribute students to each selected field.

The university offers the following departments. Each department aims to provide opportunities to acquire certain knowledge, sophisticated intelligence and a “compassionate mind” through an extensive curriculum at Koka.

The Faculty of Child Education

  • Depertment of Child Education

The Faculty of Health Science

  • Department of Medical and Social
  • Depertment of Psychology
  • Department of Health and Nutrition
  • Department of Nursing

The Faculty of Career Development

  • Department of Career Development

Founded in 1964/ President:

  • Shigeru Takami

Number of students:

  • Department of Child Education…80
  • Department of Medical and Social…80
  • Depertment of Psychology…50
  • Department of Health and Nutrition…120
  • Department of Nursing…85
  • Department of Career Development…80

The Faculty of Child Education [Department of Child Education]

This department trains primary school teachers, kindergarten teachers and nursery school teachers who can confidently conduct educational activities while closely bonding with children and parental guardians with compassionate minds based on an understanding of Buddhist teachings. The university operates two programs, the “School Education Program” and the “Early Childhood Education Program,” and each program builds opportunities to acquire several licenses and qualifications, as well as practical capabilities to respond to new on-site needs.

Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

  • Elementary school teacher license (type one) / Kindergarten teacher first grade license / Nursery school teacher
  • Nursery School English Certificate (qualifications for appointment) / Social welfare officer (qualifications for appointment)
  • The Faculty of Health Science [Department of Medical and Social/Social Welfare Major]

    In this major, students acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills from how to support individuals and their families, to enriching local community life through social welfare policies. Students gain practical skills through long-term on-the-job training at medial and welfare facilities and through on-campus lectures, with the goal of becoming specialists in social welfare (social workers, etc).

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

  • Social Worker (eligible for national examination ) / Mental Health Social Worker (eligible for national examination) / Nursery school teacher
  • Social Welfare Officer (qualification to be appointed) / Child Guidance Counselor (qualification to be appointed) / Family Counselor (qualification to be appointed) / Nursing Guide Helper (guide for the impaired) / Nursing Care Trainee (formerly “Home Helper level 2” certification)
  • The Faculty of Health Science [Department of Medical and Social/Speech Pathology Major]

    A speech therapist specializes in planning and practicing rehabilitation programs including “speaking, listening and eating” through an evaluation of the degree of disability of an individual’s in communication and swallowing function. This program aims to train speech therapists who can serve key roles mainly in the medical field, but also in the welfare and educational fields.

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    Speech Therapist (eligible for national examination)

    The Faculty of Health Science [Depertment of Psychology]

    In addition to building their knowledge and skills in psychology, students of the psychology department sharpen their interpersonal and communication skills, training to be specialists with the ability to contribute to society by working proactively with the medical and welfare fields as well as with local communities.

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    Clinical Psychologist (qualification to be obtained through examination after completion of the graduate level course) / Certified Psychologist

    Industrial Counselor (eligible for examination) / Social Researcher / Mental Health Social Worker (eligible for national examination) / Nursery school teacher

    The Faculty of Health Science [The Department of Health and Nutrition(National Registered Dietitian Training Course)]

    This program is recognized by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare as a national registered dietician training program. In addition to acquiring the required knowledge to be a dietician, students learn more practical nutrition by engaging in on-site training in medical and welfare facilities.

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    National Registered Dietician (eligible for national examination) / Certified Nutrition Instructor / Dietician

    Food Specialist (eligible for examination) / Health and Exercise Coach (eligible for examination)

    Faculty of Health Science [The Department of Health and Nutrition (Health, Sports and Nutrition Course)]

    The objective of this program is to acquire qualifications (focusing on the dietician qualification) which can be utilized in areas such as the field of sports science and the field of food business for health maintenance and promotion, along with training specialists who can engage in finding solutions to health problems from the dual standpoints of “nutrition and diet” and “sports.”

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    Dietician, Healthy Exercise Practice Leader (eligible to sit for the examination), Diet and Nutrition Teacher Class 2 License, Food Specialist (eligible to sit for the examination), National Registered Dietician (eligible to sit for the national examination) (for those with at least one year of practical experience)

    Food Coordinator, Diet Advisor Examination

    Faculty of Health Science [Department of Nursing]

    Founded on the “Buddhist Nursing” concept, this program emphasizes treating each and every patient with compassion. This program fosters the mindset needed for the nursing field and provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in modern medicine and nursing in order to become nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and special education instructors (class-1).

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    Nurse (eligible for national examination) / Public Health Nurse (eligible for national examination) / Midwife (eligible for national examination) / Certified Special Education Instructor Class-1 / Class-1 Health Officer (obtained by application after obtaining public health nurse’s license)

    The Faculty of Career Development [The Department of Career Development]

    This program fully employs the learning techniques of PBL (Project Based Learning) in addition to basic liberal arts learning and trains women who acquire capabilities (such as the power of ideas, execution ability, communication ability) necessary as members of society and have acquired knowledge and skills that help them to contribute to society through project subjects in cooperation with regions and industry and internships.

    Qualifications Available Upon Graduation

    Career Development Advisor (CDA qualification) *1 / Advanced information processor / Social Researcher / Advanced Business Professional

    Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor (national examination) / Assistant Bridal Coordinator (ABC) Certification (eligible for examination), etc.

    (Remarks on Qualifications Attainable Upon Graduation)

    *1 In order to take this qualification examination, students are required to enroll in the courses designated by the University and have work experience after graduation.