Who is the care worker?

Takarazuka University of
Medical and Health Care

The Health and Medical Faculty of the University has three departments: Physiotherapy Department, Judo Therapy Department and Acupuncture Moxibustion Department. The students learn Western and traditional medicine as well. The school fosters human resources with a rich sense of humanity.

Takarazuka University ofCare Worker Program
(provisional title)

The Care Worker Program (provisional title) of the University helps students to acquire the national qualification of care workers. The University accepts not only high school graduates, but also working people and foreign students and provide them with opportunities to contribute to local welfare, life-long studies and relearning.
Those who complete the program are welcomed to go further to the University’s Health and Medical Faculty.

● Basic subjects Psychology, ethics, recreation activities support methods, etc.

● Humans and society Social welfare studies, human relationships and communications,
information processing, etc.

● Nursing care Lectures, practices, trainings, etc.

● Mind and body systems Development and aging studies, dementia studies,
mental illness and disability studies, etc.

● Medical care Medical care lectures, experiments and trainings

Subject timetable

[first semester of first year]

Nursing care basics I Human relationships and
Communication skills I Information processing Human dignity and
Social welfare studies Development and
aging studies I
Nursing care practices I Nursing care basics II Livelihood support I
Basic nursing care
techniques I
  Child welfare theory *Japanese expressions I Mind and body systems I
    *Japanese expressions II
*Japanese culture I        

✭Including practices at nursing facilities and the like.
* Asterisked subjects are elective.

Care workers have been doing great jobs in many fields. They work at nursing homes, care facilities, group homes and such services, and may visit individual homes as household helpers for those in need of care. They care for not just elderly people but also the physically challenged. Qualified students may go on to Takarazuka University of Medical and Health Care and to lay out their future careers.

Enrollment and tuition

Enrollment fee : ¥200,000

Tuition : ¥850,000 (annual)

Tuition : ¥850,000 (annual)

First year
Enrollment fee ¥200,000
Installment 1 ¥200,000
Installment 2 ¥200,000
Installment 3 ¥200,000
Installment 4 ¥250,000
Total ¥1,050,000
Second year
Enrollment fee
Installment 1 ¥200,000
Installment 2 ¥200,000
Installment 3 ¥200,000
Installment 4 ¥250,000
Total ¥850,000
First year Enrollment fee Installment 1 Installment 2 Installment 3 Installment 4 Total
200,000 ¥200,000 ¥200,000 ¥200,000 ¥250,000 ¥1,050,000
Second year ¥200,000 ¥200,000 ¥200,000 ¥250,000 ¥850,000


The University introduces care facilities to lend tuition based on contracts between such facilities and students.

Care worker scholarship

The scholarship helps students go through college and get care worker licenses. The interest-free lending system is intended for students in school to shape well-qualified care service career. Depending on what career a student chooses after graduation, he or she may be released from paying back his or her total loan. It should be noted, however, that the students can apply for this system only after their admissions.

Example of a student enrolled
in April 2020

  • ● Scholarship : ¥50,000 monthly
  • ● Preparatory reserve : ¥200,000 (for the first time only)
  • ● Employment reserve : ¥200,000 (on graduating only)
  • ● National exam support fee : ¥40,000 (per year during the loan period)

* Foreign students too can apply for this system upon the satisfaction of all the conditions.

With the revision of “Social Worker and Care Worker Law”, 2020 enrollees are entitled to become care workers for five years after graduation, whether they do not take the national exam nor pass it.


7-7-17, Toyosaki, Kita-ku,
Osaka 531-0072, Japan
a 10-minute walk from
Osaka Metro Nakatsu St,
a 15-minute walk from
Hankyu Railway Nakatsu St.