Nakamura Gakuen University

Nakamura Gakuen University



Faculty of Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food Management

This Department trains human resources in acquiring scientific knowledge of foods using a nutrition science and food science approach. It teaches knowledge of food management, distribution and services from the perspectives of commerce and economics which are all in demand in the food business.


1Disciplines studied in the Department of Food Management
2Development of classes in collaboration with local government and leading food-related companies in Kyushu

The Department’s educational program is created in collaboration with food-related companies and with organizations including Fukuoka Prefecture and the city of Fukuoka. Students acquire thinking and practical capabilities through internships and classes taught by instructors who are active on the front lines in their areas.

3Learning overseas to aim for global activity

The Department has concluded a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the University of Hawaii’s Kapi’olani Community College (KCC), which has a culinary school that is ranked among the top 20 in the United States and turns out many famous chefs. After studying at KCC for one year, students may obtain a Bachelor's degree from Nakamura Gakuen University and an Associate degree from University of Hawaii Kapi'olani Community College.

4Food-related qualifications can be earned

A qualified cook’s license(or: a licensed cook's qualification) can be earned through a double-school program with the University’s sister school, Nakamura Culinary School. Mastery of culinary skills expands the range of employment possibilities. Support made possible by the sister school relationship is available. Qualifications related to food labeling and food hygiene, a focus of attention from many companies, can also be obtained.

Employment and career support

Stages for active roles

  • Product development, planning, and marketing positions at food-related companies
  • Food hygiene monitors for the central government, prefectural governments, etc.
  • Local government civil servants
  • Research and development positions at research institutes, etc.
  • Overseas expansion business at food-related companies, etc.

Licenses and qualifications that can be earned

  • Food Sanitation Supervisor Qualification (qualification for appointment)
  • Food Sanitation Inspector Qualification (qualification for appointment)
  • HACCP Manager Qualification (Japan Association of Food Preservation Science)
  • Cook
  • Food Labeling Adviser
  • Food Microbe Inspector

Educational objectives

From a basis in nutritional science knowledge and skills, the Department of Food Management trains human resources who are equipped with advanced expertise and the practical ability to connect food research-, development-, and manufacturing-related food sciences to domestic and overseas businesses from a global perspective, and who can play active roles in the food industry.

Three policies

Admission Policy

The Division seeks persons who are equipped with knowledge, skills, capabilities, sense of purpose, and ambition as follows.

  1. Persons who possess high school graduation-level liberal arts knowledge, language skills, and basic scientific knowledge
  2. Persons who possess robust intellectual curiosity, an interest in foods and business, and a desire to play active roles in the future food industry
  3. Persons who understand the feelings of others and have a sense of ethics with abundant human qualities
  4. Persons who take active pains to acquire knowledge and skills
  5. Persons who have acquired basic communication skills and possess a spirit of continuous self-improvement and the ability to demonstrate leadership

Curriculum Policy

In this Department, students systematically study common education subjects including nutrition, food science, food business, and communication, along with specialized education subjects and other necessary subjects, through classes that appropriately combine lectures, exercises, experiments, and practical work.

Diploma Policy

The Department awards a Bachelor’s degree (Nutritional Sciences) to persons who are equipped with both scientific knowledge of foods and knowledge connecting foods to business, who are able to create and communicate the appeal of foods, and who have high aspirations and enthusiasm for the creation of a high value-added food industry.