Hachinohe Gakuin University

Hachinohe University

Hachinohe Gakuin University consists of the Faculty of Regional Management, the Faculty of Health Care Medicine, and the Department of Midwifery, which provides an optimal environment for students to realize their dreams for the future.


The Faculty of Regional Management includes the Department of Regional Management, where students learn the fundamentals of business administration and other social science disciplines and develop management resources which can be involved in areas including local companies, local governments, and society in a broader context, and who can contribute positively to the region and the world. The curriculum is based on a foundation of business administration, economics, law, sociology, information, and accounting, and incorporates fieldwork in cooperation with local communities to practically apply this knowledge offers a variety of courses to study regional management. In addition, we offer a full range of teaching courses for students who wish to become teachers of commerce and information science.


The Faculty of Health Care Medicine consists of the Department of Human Health and the Department of Nursing. The Department of Human Health Sciences offers two courses and five programs to explore the human mind, body, and society (welfare), and to acquire basic knowledge and expertise in health. The Sports Science Course offers an Education Program to train health and physical education teachers, and a Training Instructor and Coaching Assistant Program to train those who will be responsible for health and fitness development and sports coaching. The Health Science Course also offers an Education Profession Program to train personnel who can practice highly specialized health education (such as school nurse teachers), a Certified Psychologist Program that enables students to become certified psychologists by the Japanese Psychological Association upon graduation and a Social Worker Program that qualifies students to take the national examination for social workers. The Certified Psychologist Program allows students to become certified psychologists through the Japanese Psychological Association upon graduation. The Department of Nursing was established in April 2008 as a transition from the Department of Nursing at Hachinohe Gakuin University Junior College (3-year program) to a 4-year program. The purpose of the transition is to train applied nursing practitioners who have a rich sense of humanity and ethics with a broad education, the ability to make independent judgments and take action, and basic research skills, and who can provide nursing care based on scientific evidence in community health care settings. Upon graduation, students who have completed the public health nurse training program (selective) will be qualified to sit for the national examination as well as nursing.


The newly established Midwifery Course is a one-year basic midwifery education course designed to foster midwives who can meet the diversified needs of society and women in recent years, and to produce midwives in the southern region of Aomori Prefecture in a stable manner. The basic midwifery education consists of five subjects: Fundamentals of Midwifery, Practical Midwifery, Integration of Midwifery, Midwifery Practicum, and Midwifery Research, and the curriculum enables students to qualify for the national midwifery examination upon graduation.


13-98 Mihono, Hachinohe, Aomori 031-8588 JAPAN