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Students in the Faculty of Human Life Design gain the skills to create lifestyles, health, livelihood and living environments. We focus on imparting knowledge to improve QOL (Quality of Life), and aim to cultivate human resources with advanced expertise and comprehensive viewpoints through projects and manufacturing practice in collaboration with local communities.
Toyo University’s Relocation Project for Its Faculty of Human Life Design and Related Graduate Schools

Departments

Department of Human Care and Support (Human Care and Support Course)
Students in the Human Care and Support Course, in the Department of Human Care and Support, learn basic social welfare, and acquire knowledge and practical abilities necessary to support people in realizing high quality of life and to work in welfare facilities. Students aim to acquire national licenses such as Certified Social Worker, Care Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker, and grow into professionals with creativity and leadership that meet the needs of the times.
Department of Human Care and Support (Social Work and Child Care Course)
The Social Work and Child Care Course, in the Department of Human Care and Support, offers opportunities for students to study childcare, childhood education and children’s social welfare from various perspectives, and grow into professionals that support children for their growth and happiness. We aim for a solid understanding of various problems involving children in present-day society, and to impart a wide range of specialized knowledge and skills to solve the problems of children, families and communities.
Department of Health Care and Sports
The Department of Health Care and Sports aims to train students to contribute to society by supporting people’s health through sports, while imparting a wide range of knowledge about human body structure, welfare and health as well as practical classes geared toward becoming professionals in sports- and health-related fields. We aim to produce human resources that can support all people, including children, the elderly, and the disabled, in maintaining health through physical activity.
Department of Human Environment Design
The Department of Human Environment Design trains students in the knowledge and technical skills necessary to create Universal Design for every living environment, including architecture, equipment, and products. We foster human resources with comprehensive views of human activity, who can create comfortable, high-quality living spaces for all people.

Learning Columns

The Learning Columns present articles and videos that describe the activities of Toyo University students and departments.
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Prepared in both written and video form, these columns present the experiences of current Toyo University students who devote themselves to their interests and activities.

Material, Learning Content, and Educational Tools in P.E. Class

  • Tomoyuki Hirano, Associate Professor (Department of Health Care and Sports / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Field: Pedagogy of Physical Education

Universal Design, – Design that Excludes No One –

  • Yoshihiko Kawauchi, Professor (Department of Human Environment Design / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Field: Universal Design, etc.

By the Way, What’s “Welfare?”

  • Koichi Inazawa, Professor (Human Care and Support Course / Department of Human Care and Support / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Field: Mental Health and Welfare Theory

Aerobics Instructor Teaching Techniques

  • Tomoko Suzuki, Associate Professor (Department of Health Care and Sports / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Fields: Health Care and Sports Science, Sports Science

What are the Appeals of Designs?

  • Chitose Ikeda, Associate Professor (Department of Human Environment Design / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Fields: Product Design, Universal Design

Sports and Communication

  • Lambert Nicholas, Professor (Department of Health Care and Sports / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Field: English for Health and Sport, Language and Culture

Creating a Chair for People With Rare Diseases

  • Takeshi Shigenari, Professor (Department of Human Environment Design / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Fields: Rehabilitation Engineering, Assistive Technology, Industrial Design

Providing Support for Those Caring for Elderly Family Members

  • Michiyo Watanabe, Associate Professor (Human Care and Support Course / Department of Human Care and Support / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Research Fields / Research Themes: Social Welfare, Support for Families Providing Nursing Care

Designing Towns

  • Maiko Sugawara, Associate Professor (Department of Human Environment Design / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Main Research Themes: Local community planning, Resident-oriented community planning, Urban residential environment improvement

The Roles of Product Design – Making Something New / Easy-to-understand –

  • Kazumasa Okumura, Professor (Department of Human Environment Design / Faculty of Human Life Design)
  • Main Research Themes: Product Design, Interface Design
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