Nakamura Gakuen University Junior College opened in 1957 under the name of Nakamura Junior College of Nutrition Studies. Its forerunner, Fukuoka High School of Nutrition Studies, opened in 1954. Both of these institutions were founded by Professor Haru Nakamura in the hope of nurturing talented individuals who would be of use to society.
Since our establishment, we have continued to follow the principles from our founding days to combine human, social, cultural and specialist education into a broad range of comprehensive educational programs, for which we have gained a reputation for student satisfaction.
Food is an integral aspect of a healthy life. The Division of Food and Nutrition, which has a history going back over half a century to our founding days, has produced many outstanding dieticians as Japan’s preeminent institution for training professionals in this field.
Students can improve their cooking skills and knowledge through our comprehensive support system, which includes in-depth cooking practice and supplementary lessons.
Our graduates go on to work in a range of settings, including providing meals and nutritional advice at school and company kitchens, hospitals, facilities for the elderly, nursery schools, kindergartens, and as food specialists at food businesses.
The Division of Career Development aims to develop good-natured human resources who can contribute to society in their own unique ways, both at work and in daily life. As such, it places emphasis on career development as a means of discovering one’s own values and ideal profession/field of expertise.
It also seeks to develop in students the capability and practical skills to comprehend trends in society through special lectures delivered by those working at the front line of businesses and society, as well as internships and instructions on business manners.
Early childhood is an important stage in life, a time when we develop our personalities and social nature. Kindergarten teachers and childcare workers play a vital role in facilitating these processes. Students in the Division of Early Childhood Care and Education develop the rich personal and practical skills needed to support the healthy growth of children, both in mind and body.
In addition to lectures and practical lessons for learning the basic theories behind childhood care, the department emphasizes educational and childcare training that give students a more practical grounding in this field.
Our goal is to develop childcare workers who can contribute to the creation of an environment and society in which children can live and grow in safety and good health.