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Message from the Dean

Welcome to our Graduate School Homepage!  

 
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Shinji Satake,  Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School 

Message 2020 from the Dean

The Graduate School of Health Sciences, Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences (YPUHS) was established to improve community health, medical treatment, and welfare in 2004. Our graduate school has one specialty, but it confers three types of academic fields for consistency with our department. Upon the completion of the master's program of a course, a graduate student can acquire a Master of Science degree (MS) in Nursing, a MS in Physical Therapy, or a MS in Occupational Therapy.
Now, graduate students come to attend our school from Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Okinawa, as well as Yamagata. Here, they find keys to resolving problems of health, medical treatment, and welfare in their own communities. More than 160 graduate students have completed our master's program and have then progressed to play active roles in diverse fields in Japan. In addition, 25% of our faculty members are occupied as alumni of our master’s course. In this way our graduate school has played an important part in the education of scholars and their employment in the Tohoku region.
YPUHS launched the doctor's (doctor of philosophy: Ph.D.) program in April, 2017. The educational goals of our Ph.D. program are the following three. First, we intend to produce leaders of health, medical treatment, and welfare for service in inter-professional collaboration and in the changing field of integrated community care. Second, we intend to cultivate professionals who can autonomously lead education and research related to health, medical treatment, and welfare based on local problems. Third, we shall nurture and develop researchers and advanced professionals to investigate and develop new care and rehabilitation services. Our students aim at the social presentation of new ideas and practices from Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy studies in the Ph.D. program.
Our graduate school strengthens cooperation among the fields of nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy toward this aim and characterizes enforcement of professional and comprehensive education and study for one specialty that unifies these areas. Therefore, through completion of the Ph.D. program of a course, a graduate student can acquire a Ph.D. in Nursing, a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy or a Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy.
A long with the increasing success of postgraduate education at our school, research activities of our graduate students have become very active. In late years, research results of Master and Doctor course students were accepted by many international journals. Moreover, at many congresses held inside and outside the country, our students supported the publication of their research results.
Specifically, you can learn about many more attractive features of our graduate school on our school website!